Miss Filipek - Art Education Class 2017-2018

EMBRACE GOD'S UNIVERSE! "The heavens proclaim the glory of God; the skies display his craftsmanship." Psalm 19:1


graphics-snoopy 2The visual arts is taught to all K-8 students on a weekly basis.  Through the art education process, students develop and explore their creativity, a necessary skill for the 21st century.  At St. Joan of Arc, we believe that learning through art creates beneficial connections for brain-based whole child development.    


  • ART supports whole-brain development
  • integrates cross-curricular activities
  • encourages critical thinking and problem-solving abilities
  • enhances fine-motor development
  • is therapeutic
  • assists in socialization
  • is essential in cognitive development
  • increases awareness for aesthetic appreciation
  • supports the Multiple Intelligence Theory
  • allows for creative expression
  • is a universal language
  • And let us not forget….
  • ART is just plain fun!


In our God-centered environment, students will use their individual skills and imagination to complete a variety of projects.  The majority of art projects are kept in their art folders that stay in school.  During the year, the students and I will review their folders for selections in preparation for the annual art show.  The art show is held at the end of the school year and includes art work from all children grades K-8.  The art show is a wonderful display of our SJA talent!


Favorite ART Quotes: 

“Creativity is intelligence having fun.” -Albert Einstein, 1879-1955

“We keep moving forward, opening up new doors and doing new things…and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.” -Walt Disney, 1901-1966

“To create one’s own world in any of the arts takes courage.” -Georgia O’Keeffe, 1887-1986

“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.” -Pablo Picasso, 1881-1973

“All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.” -Charles M. Schulz, 1922-2000

“A line is a dot that went for a walk.” -Paul Klee, 1879-1940