• Art with Mr. Rode!


    The arts are unique among academic subjects, in that they involve the whole student--integrating the head, the heart, and the hands. They also expand and refine students’ imaginations, while strengthening creative thinking skills. The arts take young people beyond casual observation and help them truly see the world.  For many students, the arts offer new pathways of learning.

    I am so thrilled to be your child’s art teacher this year at Oxbow Creek Elementary.  This is my eighth year teaching art, and my second at Oxbow Creek.  I'm continually amazed at what children are capable of creating--work with equal parts charm and complexity.  I am passionate about this job, and will help guide your child in strengthening and refining their artistic vision and skills!

    Be sure to stay updated on what is going on in the classroom by following the art instagram account!



  • Mark Rode

    Visual Art Teacher