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kelley groves

Art Teacher

At Madeleine since 2017

An educator since 1996

Education: Bachelor's Degree, University of Oregon; Elementary Education Certificate, Southern Oregon University; Associates Degree, The Art Institute of Portland



My name is Kelley Groves, and I am the Art Teacher at The Madeleine School. I grew up in Southern Oregon and moved to Portland upon graduation from college. My degrees are in Art History, Graphic Design and Elementary Education, and I feel blessed to be in a role that integrates my two passions of art and education.


Art has been a large part of my life since childhood, and I look forward to exploring the world of art with the Madeleine students and community. We will encounter a variety of art media and techniques - from drawing to painting to collage to assemblage - just to name a few!


An important part of art education is recognizing and using the Elements of Art and Principles of Design. Throughout the year we will delve into a variety of art movements and the artists who helped define them. Through these artists we can see and discuss the Elements of Art and Principles of Design, at the same time, applying these to our own unique creations. “Everyone is an Artist” - this is a poster hanging in our art room and a statement I wholeheartedly believe in. Each one of us is an artist in our own way and what fun it is to be in a classroom full of artists each day!


Travel is incredibly inspiring to me, and I am known to always have a camera in hand, capturing details and spontaneous moments. Nature, color, landscapes and animals from these photos often end up in my drawings, paintings and needlepoints. My husband, Tim, and I have a sweet, always smiling, Golden Retriever named Lincoln.