• Welcome to The Arts. We are gifted with a long visual legacy: Art is a way of life.

    It is a process of discovery in which one observes, interprets, and expresses an experience. Art is active culture, that makes a difference and changes lives. Create with passion; leave footprints of beauty.....

     The work of art requires perception: learning with the five senses, observation, experiences, imagination, creativity intergrating the elements of art: colors, textures, forms, lines, space, value; and the principles of art: emphasis, pattern, rhythm, balance, proportion, unity;incorporating subjects and themes from personal experiences, the environment, creating works of art by developing skills,expressing ideas creativity and with originality, arranging forms and desighn, intergrating a variety of ideas about self, life events, family, and community, producing drawings, paintings, prints, scultures, cereamics, fibers, photographic imagery, electronic generated mediaall the white deveopingunderstandingand respect for the traditions and contributions of diverse cultures, while analyzing, comparing and evaluating results, preparing work for display, exhhibiting and so much more!

     Our Mission Statment is to unlock potential, provide opportunities and enable dreams.

    NLE halls are a virtual museum showcasing all the Art projects from our talented K—6th artists.  All NLE Artists work very hard. We showcase artwork selected to hang on our walls at Northlake as well as provide a variety of opportunities to showcase student work at various Art Exhibits around the City of Richardson and the RISD District.

     We showcase the PTA Reflections Contest. The theme changes every Fall. Students may work on Visual Art, Music, Language Arts, Film, Photography and/or Dance and submit their work before the deadline at the end of October each Fall. 

     Every 6-week cycle grading period, student artists may receive recognition for their exemplary efforts. On average at least 50 students each cycle receives awards. Way to go Wildcats!

    Northlake also has the opportunity to send 6th Grade Art Magnet hopefuls to the RISD Art Magnet at West Junior High every Fall.   Opportunities to visit the campus and learn about the Art magnet program are offered each Fall. Northlake has sent many outstanding artists to the magnet.  Way to go Wildcats!If you are interested let Ms. Temple and/or Ms. Lott know.   


  • Kim L. Temple

    Northlake Elementary

    Art Educator

    Master Reading Teacher (MRT)

    NLE/PTA/RISD CommunicationLaison

    Mentor Teacher for UNT Art Education

    Certified VASE Juror

    10059 Ravensway Drive, Dallas, TX 75238

    TEL: 469-593-2289 FAX: 469-593-2309

    TWITTER: https://twiiter.com/Kim/temple

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    Email: Kim.temple@risd.org

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