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Art Department

Large variety of courses and levels | Only AP Art History class in BVSD | Student art shows and contests | Experienced, practicing teachers 





Offering a quality, relevant, exploratory-based, visual art program for artistic and non-artistic students alike.

Student Experience
Monarch’s Art Department is a welcoming place where artistic and non-artistic students can experience the visual arts, taught by caring, highly qualified art teachers.  Each student is provided with the materials, tools and techniques to succeed and reach their highest artistic potential.  Whether headed off to an art career or interested in broadening their educational horizons, there is a place for everyone and everyone has a place.

Faculty and Resource Highlights
- 3 teachers
- Over 55 years combined experience
- 3 Master’s Degrees total (MFA in painting, MA in Art Education, MA in Art History)
- State of the art equipment in our darkroom, pottery studio, airbrush studio and digital lab
- 1 Nationally Certified Teacher






 Good News


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Recent student accolades include Gold, Silver, and Honorable Mention at Scholastics.

Recent graduates are pursuing degrees at Rhode Island School of Design, Brooks Institute, RIT, CU, RMCAD and dozens of other fine arts colleges.




Name (click to go to teacher's Website)


Claudia LaStella Overton 720-561-4253
Julie Makely 720-561-4276
Connie Quigg 720-561-4252



 Course List




AP Course

Photography 1-4

AP Art History

Pottery and Sculpture 1-4


Drawing and Painting 1-4


Digital Art and Design 1-2


Foundations in Art


Arts of the World


Course Details


"I was always really impressed with the art department at Monarch because it offered a true variety of classes, and it is home to some of the most fun and knowledgeable teachers I've had.

– Kaitlin Gilland, Class of 2010


"Not only was I taught by some of the most incredible teachers I've ever had the honor of meeting, but if it wasn't for the art department I wouldn't be set off in the direction I'm going today.

Connor Etges, Class of 2010