Art Program - Secondary

Art at RRCA aims to encourage the creative processes of visual artists. The strength of our curriculum lies in an intentional blend of teaching the art elements and the principles of design with a goal of fostering life-long skills of problem-solving translatable to many areas of life. Research supports the idea that artists who are able to navigate beyond the obstacles of resistance and hesitancy to successful execution continue on a path of lifelong artistic endeavors. An art teacher/mentor plays a vital role in equipping young artists with the skills that grow confidence in their craft. RRCA’s art program provides foundational technique in drawing, color theory and exposure to a variety of mediums as well as more advanced methods in painting, pastels, charcoal, and fiber arts. Our art club has a program called, ArtReach, which seeks out opportunities to share our talents and skills with those who may not have access to visual art activities. Art students at RRCA are given opportunities to participate in the Visual Arts Scholastic Event (VASE), Scholastic Art Competitions, and Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools (TAPPS) Art District and State Competitions. Please see for more information.


TAPPS State Art Championships 2019

Congratulations to the RRCA Art Students for their cumulative win for RRCA: 3rd place in the TAPPS State Art Championships. We are so proud of these artists who worked hours to complete these art pieces! 


Nicholas Brennan             1st           Applied Arts-Wooden Guitar Stand


Allie Cermak                     8th          Textiles/Fashion-Woven Bag


Douglas Chaiken:             2nd          Seek and Sketch-Black and White Drawing

                                         2nd          Relief Painting-Mixed Media

                                         4th          Painting-Watercolor-Giraffe

                                         5th          Drawing-Black and White-Eye


Jordan Crupper                5th          Textiles/Fashion-Knitted Sweater


Jasmine Eckert                 5th          Printmaking-Whale

                                          5th          Relief-Ceramic and Yarn

                                         7th          Seek and Sketch-Color Drawing


Jordan Fernandez             4th          Printmaking-Fish


Kamryn Kostiha                 5th          Mixed Media-Longhorn

                                          8th          Graphite Drawing-Lizard

                                          8th          Art History


Kelsey Lawrence               8th          Ceramics-Bird house


Grace McCormick             HM        Computer Design- Top Model


Paola Pena                       HM        Ceramics-Fairy Cottage


Chiana Potts                    2nd          Textiles-Crochet-Basket made from Grocery Bags


Megan Tanguma              6th          Photography-Black and White


Faith Waters                    8th          Seek and Sketch-Color



TAPPS Fall Photography Contest 2018

Three of our Art students participated in the TAPPS Fall Photography Contest and all three placed! We are so excited to see these students taking up the art of photography!  Way to go Jasmine Eckert, Kamryn Kostiha, and Megan Tanguma!

Jasmine Eckert, Animals, 2nd Place

Kamryn Kostiha, Animals, 4th Place

Megan Tanguma,Scenic/Landscape, 7th Place





Jenna Kim

               1st in Graphite Drawing

               2nd in Painting (Watercolor)

Kamryn Kostiha

               2nd in Graphite Drawing

               HM in Colored Drawing (Colored Pencil)

Jasmine Eckert

               3rd in Mixed Media (Colored Pencil and Graphite)

Megan Tanguma

               1st in Color Drawing (Oil Pastel)

Faith Waters

               HM in Seek and Sketch (Color)

7 Awards and 42 points!


VASE 2017

RRCA had four of our secondary art students place at the TAEA Visual Arts Scholastic Event (VASE). All four received a Superior rating and a medal: Eunjin Lee (2 pieces), Jenna Kim, and Sophie Drinnan.

Eunjin's drawing of Brandon Wolff's eye is moving up to the VASE State Competition in San Antonio. She will be competing with other art students from Texas public and private schools!