Caroline Northrop

Welcome to the AHES Visual Art Program!

**I am currently in the process of evaluating ALL 4th, 5th, and 6th grade students for the 2018-2019 Challenge Art program.  I will update this portion of my website once selection letters are sent home.  If you have any questions about the Challenge Art selection process, or would like to discuss your child's progress with regard to the program, please email me at to set up a phone call or a meeting.   Thank you!

Below you will find some important information for this year:

*Your child will need a smock for Art Class

I recommend that all students in grades K through 6 keep smocks at school to protect their clothing—but there’s no need to go out and make a purchase! Any oversized, short-sleeved shirt will do.

*Donating Materials to the Art Room

A big thank-you to those of you who have generously donated all kinds of supplies to my classroom over the years!  At this time, I can use the following: disinfecting wipes (for the tables), child-approrpriate magazines, and newspaper.

*Parent Volunteers

Since I came to AHES I have been very lucky to have amazing parent volunteers who have helped to prepare our Spring Art show.  If you are interested in helping out this year, please email me.  I also welcome any parents who are artists to come in and share their talents with the students!

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at 732-291-2020 x1020, or

Thank you!

Ms. Northrop, AHES Art Teacher


Challenge Art Program

The AHES Challenge Art Program offers advanced art classes with an exclusive focus on traditional fine art skills and techniques--realistic rendering, contour drawings, dimension through value, proportions, etc.  All students are evaluated for this class during the first few weeks of school, with drawing exercises designed to assess their skill levels.  Students must demonstrate an exceptional quality of work above and beyond grade level in order to be admitted to the class.  Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions regarding this program. 


Creative Links

Many of our greatest museums offer children and teens a variety of educational resources in the arts, from online slideshows to downloadable creative activities:

Amazing interactive activities for kids at the National Gallery of Art and the 

The Museum of Modern Art

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Atlantic Highlands Arts Council,
which has rotating art exhibits right here in our town as well as providing an annual FREE summer art camp for kids