On Thursday, March 5, visual art teachers across Del Valle ISD (DVISD) are participating in the Texas Art Education Association (TAEA) Big Art Day. The purpose of Big Art Day is to create awareness, state-wide, of art education and art as a creative force in the community.

“It is important for our students to understand that everything they touch is art-related in one way or another,” said Hillcrest Elementary art teacher Maureen Kromer. “We want our students to understand people are making art all the time, even in careers that aren’t typically seen as art-related. From the food you eat to the clothes you wear, everything is art. ”

DVISD visual art teachers are hosting collaborative art-making activities throughout the day. Below are a few of the activities coordinated by DVISD visual arts teachers.

  • “Art Matters Because…” sticky notes around the school (Angie Rodgers, Del Valle Elementary School)
  • Schoolwide Self-Portrait Mural (Popham Elementary School, Allison Nix)
  • Artist Trading Cards (Hillcrest Elementary School, Maureen Kromer)
  • Fine Arts Field Trip to Laguna Gloria (Hornsby-Dunlap Elementary School, Megan Adams)
  • Schoolwide Collaborative Artwork (Creedmoor Elementary School, Chelsea Freestone)
  • Learning Commons Collaborative Art-Making (Del Valle High School, Beranger LeFranc)


Student pointing to self-portrait Big Art Day Logo Students creating sculptures

DVHS Students Creating  Huge Cardinal Mural with Unique Student-Made Paper Feathers Unique Student-Made Paper Feathers  for DVHS Mural