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Greetings from the Art Room!


My mission in the Art Room is to allow students to express themselves in a safe way while being creative and using problem solving when needed. Through all the grade spans we are focusing on those aspects as well as important core skills for every artist.


Donation Request

I am always collecting t-shirts to be used for paint shirts as well as egg cartons to hold paint, and toilet paper and paper towels rolls.  Please drop off in the Art Room anytime!

Also, please feel free to contact me with questions or concerns.



All students K-5 at Needham are currently working on Square 1 Art.  Square 1 Art is an art fundraiser that I take part of every year.  I love this fundraiser because every student gets a free page of stickers with their artwork on them! No families need to purchase anything for their students to participate. along with the stickers, families will receive a personalized catalog for their student.  At that point, if parents decide to purchase items with their student's art on them, 25% of all proceeds come back to the art department at Needham to help with supplies. In the past years I have been able to purchase IPads and 3-D pens for the art room.  I will ship off all artwork by October 10th and usually the students receive the stickers and catalogs around Halloween.  All orders made come in 2-3 weeks before winter break, which can make perfect gifts for holidays!! 
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at kpatrum@durangoschools.org or 970-47-4791 ext 3626
Thank you so much for your time!
Karen Patrum