Welcome to Art at DeSoto Trail

  • Kim Salesses
    I have been teaching art at DeSoto Trail Elementary since 2003 and enjoying the new art room since 2016! I am a certified K-12 art teacher and hold a master's degree in Educational Leadership from Florida State University.

    My goal is for your child to enjoy experimenting and exploring materials and processes in art as they express themselves. The art program focuses on the elements and principles of art with a variety of experiences to develop creative expression. This year students are engaging in Choice Based Art Education (also called Teaching for Artistic Behavior or TAB). Learning is student directed and focused on student centered learning in choice centers.  To learn more about TAB visit: https://teachingforartisticbehavior.org/what-is-tab

    When I am not teaching, I enjoy spending time with my family, at the beach, painting, and reading.