Art Education - Ms. D'Arthenay

My name is Kim D'Arthenay, but my students call me "Ms. D." I was born in Quebec, Canada and moved to Vermont when I was 8, moved to New Mexico at 18, and to Colorado at 30! This is my 23rd year teaching art to elementary artists.

I have taught at Soaring Hawk Elementary since 2005. Prior to that, I taught in Clear Creek County (Evergreen and Idaho Springs) and in Aurora. I studied Fine Arts at UNM for my Bachelor's degree, studied Art Therapy and Art Education for my graduate work, and have my certification in Gifted and Talented Education.  I adore creating artwork, sharing artwork and watching my student's creative minds come to life as they create. My favorite pastimes aside from making artwork include: reading, serving as DJ at my son (Dylan’s) hockey games, cooking, creating digital photography, playing pickleball with my son, kayaking, singing (loudly for all to hear), and playing with my sweet rescue pups, Valentine and Soleil.