Art Program

3rd grade-EncinitasPaul Ecke Central’s Art Literacy Program was created in 1995 by an alumni parent, fully funded by our PTA, and is currently taught as part of each grade level’s Rotation day. Students are encouraged to explore many art techniques and ideas, which challenge them intellectually, technically and creatively.

Aligned with the K-6 grade curriculum, lessons are taught weekly in each classroom. The success of this program is designed around the artistic process over time, not the completion of ‘perfect’ works of art. Considering our ever-changing world, this constantly evolving program demonstrates to students that they can, and do, change their lives through the process of art. Learning art vocabulary bridges all school subject boundaries and students are able to incorporate these ideas into science, social studies, mathematics, etc.

The Art Literacy Program’s mission is to offer students an opportunity to explore great artists, other cultures, and art history as it relates to their own lives today. Our aim is to expose students to projects and discussions, while assisting them in achieving greater success in all aspects of their educational experience and their lives.

New! Paul Ecke Central Elementary School is pleased to welcome Becky Black as the school’s new Art Literacy teacher. Since 2000 Ms. Becky has enjoyed a successful career as a studio artist while teaching fine art at multiple non-profits and colleges around the Bay Area. Ms. Becky now lives in Leucadia with her husband and two children and her daughter is a first-grader at Paul Ecke Central this year. Ms. Becky had the opportunity to volunteer for the Art Literacy program last year and this experience solidified her desire to return to the world of teaching art. . She completed her MFA degree at California College of the Arts in San Francisco in 2001 and obtained her BFA from the University of Oregon in 1999. Ms. Becky is thrilled to continue to grow the Art Literacy program and bring quality lessons to her students. She will continue teaching our existing program while working with the program’s creator, Katie Scherer, to ensure the strong future of Art Literacy at PEC.

To view the Monthly Art Literacy Calendar, click here.

Art Contacts

For Scheduling Questions contact Laurie Switzer, Art Literacy Volunteer

To Volunteer in the Art Room: Click to View Volunteer Opportunities on