Instructor: Arezou Laridijani 

Creativity takes courage

It is my pleasure and a beautiful blessing to teach my amazing artists here at Hillside Academy!

Hillside students in all grade levels receive high quality weekly instruction. The art program is based on a comprehensive curriculum and is aligned with the state TEKS for art. Students create works of art using a variety of materials, methods, and skills. They also learn about the history of art, and learn to critically engage with art.

Our Hillside students are given the opportunity to soar to great heights artistically. To support higher order thinking strategies and promote visual literacy, the students engage in discussions about their artwork and that of various artists. Also, as the students explore artworks from around the world they will develop an understanding and appreciation for people and cultures different from their own.  Learning about artists, both in history and contemporary, inspires students with a variety of methods and styles of art.

My ultimate goal is to allow my students to develop positive self-esteem and identity through their art-making. I strive to ensure all students are able to reach their full creative potential.

“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.”
- Pablo Picasso

"Creativity Takes Courage. "
- Henri Matisse 

Student artists in action