James H. Bilbray Elementary School
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Support the Bilbray Art Program

                Colleen Wright

"Art is not about what you see, but what you help others see."   ~ Edgar Degas
Click to contact me:  Colleen Wright

Meet Mrs. Wright

I graduated with my Bachelor's Degree in Art Education from Ohio State University. I earned my Master's degree through Concordia University. 
This will be my 16th year with CCSD and my 12th year at Bilbray Elementary.
Painting is my passion and I also enjoy teaching paint party events for children and adults. Please check out my website at:

My other passion is being Mom to my four children: 18-year old Mackenzie, 12-year old Khloe and 6-year old twins, Marley and Maddox.
It is my goal to help inspire your child in art and life. We are going to have an amazing time in Art Class this year!

Welcome to the Art room!   Students will create and explore all kinds of art and use a variety of materials and tools that are age and grade-level appropriate.  Students will work cooperatively and independently on projects that require cutting, pasting, tying knots, weaving, painting, and even sculpting. 

Students come to Art class once every five days for 50 minutes. Art can be messy and all children are welcome to wear an art shirt or apron in class to protect their clothing. 

In Art class, we are always accepting art supplies as donations  since we go through a lot of these items during the school year:
  • Clorox wipes
  • Baby wipes
  • Egg cartons 
  • Cardboard tubes from toilet paper roll, paper towel roll
  • Magazines
  • Kleenex
  • Q-tips
  • Cotton balls
  • Paper towels

Coming This Fall!

Celebrate your child's art, support your child, and support the Bilbray Art program this fall with the #1 art-based fundraiser in the country.  This fall every Bilbray artist will be creating a masterpiece that you can order on a number of quality products and keepsakes for the home or for gifts. Students will begin their projects in September and ordering will begin in October. 

Paint Party!
(pending due to Covid restrictions)

After school paint parties are held once a month on Thursdays. These classes target 2-5th grades; however, no artist will be turned away. Seats are limited and flyers will be posted outside the Art room and in the front office  prior to each class. The cost is $20 per class and covers all the supplies. Mrs. Wright will lead the artists in painting on canvas or painting a piece of pottery. The profits will support the Bilbray Art program.