Artie Kid, or The Artie Kid, is a student of Third Street School and a minor, recurring character in Disney's Recess. He draws great drawings on the playground, though he does not have any speaking roles but he is seen talking to Randall in an argument about him snitching on him for drawing on the playground by Gus. He is shown to be both quite reserved and a creative talent; in the episode "Mundy, Mundy," he is shown to have a deep concern for his art whilst interpreting his feelings for a reformed Mundy. He's not seen that much in the episode "Stand Up Randall" - or the whole series in fact - just having him (and his painting being ruined.) He only ever appears in two episodes: "Stand Up Randall" and "Mundy, Mundy"; however, looking by his moniker, he should've been featured more in the series - like The Swinger Girl, The Diggers (Sam and Dave,) or The Upside-Down Girl. Arty Kid sports the paint artist look; he is seen painting in all the scenes his in, however, he's quite unrevealed. He wears a French beret, painter's scrubs, and and a red t-shirt under it. He has dark skin and medium-length black hair.
Father: Unknown mother
Mother: Unknown father
Friends: TJ Detweiler, Vince LaSSao, Ashley Spinelli, Gretchen Grundler, Mikey Blumberg, Gus Griswald, Randall Weems (sometimes), Menlo, Miss Finster, Principal Prickly, Miss Grotke, the Ashleys, Scribe Kid, Jordan and Jerome, King Bob and other good Third Street School students
Enemies: Earwin Lawson, Gelman, Conrad Mundy, Greg Skeens, Sue Bob Murphy, Lazy Kid, Randall Weems (sometimes), Chucko Kowalski, Jocko, Buster, Cheay, Koreo and Kurst the Worst
Likes: Drawing great drawings on the playground, hanging around with his fellow students and being an art genius
Dislikes: Getting his drawings or masterpieces ruined, troublemakers causing trouble (mainly Lawson) and being framed by troublemakers
His landscape in the episode "Stand Up Randall," which was ruined by Randall, beared a striking resemblance to Vincent van Gogh's The Starry Night on the blacktop of the playground (not to be confused with one of his earlier works, Starry Night Over the Rhone.)
He was one of Mundy's admirers in the episode "Mundy, Mundy."
His appearances in Recess have been different in both episodes of which he has appeared. In the episode "Mundy, Mundy", Artie Kid has black hair instead of blonde. He's also seen to be African-American/Hispanic in lieu of Caucasian.