Lower School Arts
Julie Shanks teaches fine art to Country Day’s Lower School students in Pre-Kindergarten through 5th grade. Her studio curriculum encompasses art from all genres, cultures, and media. Using each grade level curriculum as a launching pad, Julie strives to make connections for students from art to academics. Deeper yet, she yearns to reach into the heart of each student to appreciate art as a tool of expression for their emotional and spiritual wellbeing.
Julie earned an A.A. in Art from Moorpark College in Southern California, a B.A. in art and a single subject teaching credential from California State University Sacramento. Before teaching at Country Day she taught pre-school and serves as a teacher’s aide in a high school RSP class.