About the Art Program

  • Ridgegate Elementary's art program is designed to help students develop their own artistic voice while learning the elements of art and the principles of design. Our aim is to equip them with the artistic skills to give them the confidence to express their emotions and let their imaginations grow. Every child is an artist and every child is creative! We aim to help the student discover their own potential while learning about past artists and current ones as well so they can set goals.



Degrees and Certifications:

Mrs. Merkey

About the teacher

My name is Mrs. Merkey or as some of the kids met me before I got married, Ms. Paz. I love to work with kids and I love and enjoy finding out hidden talents that I have or even them by finding out a new thing and looking into different creative techniques and exploring avenues  of their mind they had never sought through Art. 

I was born in and raised in Houston Tx, and I attended the University of Houston and got my degree from the school of Art, so I know for a fact I love what I do because, as long as I am sharing my passion with others, I am a happy camper. 

  • A look into the Art room:


    These first 6 weeks are all about the basics, so we focus on the foundations of Art.




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