See Our Voice
ArtVenture gives voice to the voiceless through the power of visual storytelling.

Our Core Values

Teacher Values

    Encourage Art

across the curriculum: ELA, Social Science, Science


the power of the image through the visual arts


among teachers/disciplines

Student Values

    Student Identity,

establish a family environment


student creative expression/creativity


to practice the eight habits of studio thinking



Marc Patterson

BA Western State College Colorado, 1975
MA California State University, Fresno 1979

I love watching kids use their creative potential to express themselves. Teaching art to the youth of Fresno is inspirational.


Manuel Bonilla

BA Fresno Pacific University, 2011

I love engaging students with meaningful, relevant, and thought provoking content, then letting the find their voice in the conversation.

Kevin Clifton

BA Fresno State University 2007


Rommel Contreras

BA Fresno State University 2009

I enjoy helping students discover and further develop their creativity.


Adam Garcia

BA English, CSU Fresno, 1998
BA Chicano/Latino Studies, CSU Fresno, 1999
MA English Composition and Rhetoric, CSU Fresno, 2016

To bring the lives of students into the classroom is to bring literacy into the classroom. I enjoy this. 


Jessica Ketchum

BA Fresno State University, 2005

I enjoy helping others see that art is inherit for all of us and we must strive to discover what’s been lost or strengthen what we’ve already grasped. We are ever changing and I thrive learning with my students every day.