Multi-Arts Program

A Note from the Multi Arts Room

We are thrilled to continue our journey at John Hay as your Multi Arts teachers! Students K-5 regularly attend a Multi Arts class. The focus is mainly on Visual and Musical Art, while Dance and Drama act as a way to deepen arts concepts. Every grade will participate in one evening performance at some point during the year. All students will also enjoy a variety of other projects and experiences ranging from the Seattle Symphony to ceramics.

The vision for the Multi Arts program is to provide equitable, challenging, and a fun Arts Education for all the students at John Hay.

Multi Arts Goal

Developing the artist within each student to cultivate and practice 21st Century skills (communication, collaboration, critical thinking, growth mindset, and perseverance) and develop an understanding of concepts that span multiple art disciplines.

We are all artists at our CORE.


Communicate ideas and concepts,

Observe their world,

Reflect upon their feelings and ideas,

Express their emotions and beliefs.

We look forward to this year with great anticipation of growing and learning with your student. We invite you to participate in anyway you can, if it's volunteering to prep art supplies to attending evening performance, or even dropping in on a class to watch.

Please email us if you have any questions or would like to support the Multi Arts Department!

Rachel Nelson-Knecht & Jenna Warburton

Painted baskets

Arts Teachers

Rachel Nelson-Knecht and Jenna Warburton


9:35 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.

Classroom Wish List

Baby/Hand wipes
Empty Kleenex boxes
Electric Pencil Sharpener (used is fine!)

Helpful Links

Arts in Seattle Public Schools

Why Arts Education is Crucial

Kinder Art

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