We have recently re-designed our art focus program with the intent of improving the level of rigor and professionalism. Now grades 4th-8th have a 90 minute art block every week that is taught by a local artist. We have 3 terms in which the artist chooses the medium of focus. Past mediums have been: water color, printmaking, mask making, sketching and board game design. In the near future, we hope to incorporate others, such as photography, dance, graphic design, multi-media design, sewing, wood crafts, and clay. Our K-3rd students receive one term of Art Focus, which is funded through an Ashland Schools Foundation Impact Grant.