Visual Art

The visual art program encourages artists of all ages to develop their individual vision and technical abilities. Visual art is enjoyable and provides essential creative, critical thinking, sequential thinking and problem-solving skills. Visual art nourishes the inquisitive spirit of artists, pushing them beyond their comfort zone, resulting in distinctive works of art.

Visit the Summer Camps page to view summer Visual Art programming.

Below is a brief listing of some of the Visual Art Classes offered during the Fall and Spring. To view a complete description of each course and class times, please view the SHSA Course Catalog.

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  • Start Up Studio (ages 3-5)
  • After-School Adventures in Art (K-8)

Visual Art Faculty


Tara Knorpp

Tara Knorpp is an artist, teacher and mother of three. She serves as the Visual Arts Chair of Sacred Heart School for the Arts and is the primary instructor for all children’s classes. She also works as a teaching artist at Spot 5 Art Center and for the Louisville School for the Blind. Her work was recently seen on display in the VSA “Side by Side” show as well as the Spot 5 Art Center Instructors Exhibition.
Tara Knorpp is a graduate of Bellarmine University where she received a Bachelors of Art in Psychology and Art. While there, she had the pleasure of apprenticing under Bob Lockheart and working in Bellarmine’s McGrath Gallery. Mrs. Knorpp’s diverse experience includes working in the field of health care, marketing and design.
Under Mrs. Knorpp’s artistic instruction your child will be learning how to create with confidence, thus building self-esteem. Areas of study will include drawing, painting, collage, print-making, ceramics, sculpture and paper-mache.
Tara Knorpp’s philosophy about art is that it is a vital tool for life. She feels honored to be able to help children find their chosen mode of creative expression.

Tytianna Wells

Tytianna Wells holds a dual Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Pan-African Studies, and a Master of Arts degree in Pan-African Studies. She has taught undergraduate courses at the University of Louisville and Simmons College of Kentucky. Tytianna is the founder of Honey Tree Publishing, LLC, author and illustrator of the four-volume children’s book series “Sweet Pea and Sugar Tea’s Country Family Adventures: A Collection of African-American Poems,” and "The Healing Tree: A book of poetry, prose, meditations & affirmations." Tytianna is an educator and third year doctoral student in Education at the University of Louisville.

Brittany Gofney

Brittany Gofney is a certified art educator who has been teaching professionally in Jefferson County Public Schools in Louisville, Kentucky for the past eight years. In 2008, Brittany earned both a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Ceramics and a Bachelor of Science in Art Education from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. She completed master level course work, including an on-campus summer studio program, through Boston University in 2012. In 2014, Brittany completed her first Master of Arts in Education degree from the University of the Cumberlands and became a certified Reading and Writing Specialist. She is currently finishing her graduate coursework through University of Florida’s online Master of Arts in Art Education program to earn a Rank I teaching certificate in the state of Kentucky.

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