Arts in Our Schools Month
Richmond Public Schools joins the National Art Education Association in supporting students' intellectual development through artistic endeavors and celebrates arts in our schools!
The Swansboro Elementary School Concert Choir, led by Mrs. Wallesa Jones, is busy rehearsing for their upcoming spring performances. Take a look as students talk about their love for singing and what it means to them.
International Baccalaureate art teacher at Thomas Jefferson HS. As an R.E.B. award recipient, Mr. Harnsberger had the opportunity to travel to Greece where he studied small still life paintings of local foods and artifacts from the region. "I attempted to create one painting per day for a month and found that I really need to return to being an artist myself, and not just an art teacher. When I returned to Richmond, I spent time to rehab my garage into a studio/gallery and set up my first solo art show. Through this process I have been able to rekindle my appreciation for painting. Now I make time each weekend to focus on making at least one painting. My goal is to have another art show this Spring."
Yaa-Nailah "Yaa-Yaa" Bell-Barber is a sophomore Richmond Community High School. In 2022, Yaa-Yaa's love for art led her to complete a student residency with Art180 where she had the opportunity to work directly with a professional artist. Join us as we check-in with Yaa-Yaa who shares what she enjoys most about her art class at RCHS.
Check out today's story highlighting Tquan Williams, a student at Armstrong HS who leads the All-City Band. Tquan shares what it takes to become a drum major and the work behind it. You won't want to miss this one!
Three students from Franklin Military Academy joined forces to create 16 Stings. This is their story about what motivated them to learn to play the guitar!