A Classical Catholic School

Art

So many young people have little meaningful instruction in Art; few experience that God -ike satisfaction of making something with one’s own hands. At St. Theresa, we are committed to the idea that everyone should be an artist—we have Art in every grade, Pre K through 8th grade. When our students are older—when they are forty or fifty years old—we want them to feel invigorated by their ability to paint, draw, or sculpt what a lifetime of experience has enabled them to see and feel.

Our Art program focuses heavily on drawing, painting, and sculpting. Historically and developmentally, these disciplines are foundational to so many other forms of artistic expression. Through these mediums we give our students “eyes to see”— to see  the multivalence of the world, to see deeply within themselves and within human experience, to see and mimic the artistry of God.

We think of Art as a mixture of work and play. Our classes dynamically move from collaborative to individual projects, all under the gentle guidance of a mature and accomplished artist. We work hard to bring out the best in each student, and every student showcases their best work in our two annual art exhibitions.

At St. Theresa, students develop a taste for the finer things; they can appreciate excellence when they see it, and they truly find joy and satisfaction in creating a portfolio of meaningful work.