Mrs. Cara Ristau



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Mrs. Cara Ristau

Update, 3/23/2020

Hello Washington Montessori families and students,

As we prepare for several weeks of distance learning, I will be adding assignments and activities to this site under the "assignments" tab. These assignments are by no means mandatory; they are simply a way of keeping your students engaged and active in the world of visual arts. 

Please give your children a hug for me and stay safe and healthy.


Mrs. Ristau


I am a teacher and an artist who recently returned to St. Louis after three years away from the city. I am so excited to be back and working with your young artists. I have some experience working with St. Louis Public School students as an intern with the Contemporary Art Museum, during which time I always wanted to have my own classroom. In my own work, I enjoy printmaking images of animals and painting portraits of people close to me. 

We will begin the year by getting to know each other and learning about some of the drawing materials available in the art room. Throughout the year, we will be exploring many techniques with sculpture, drawing, painting, and printmaking, and most importantly, discovering the artists that surround us!

I look forward to getting to know the families and community here at Washington Montessori.