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 and Courses 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.

SHSA offers easy online course registration. REGISTER NOW

  • Start Up Studio (ages 3-5)
  • After-School Adventures in Art (K-8)
  • Semi-Private Adult Art Class (ages 18 and up)

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.

Jess Robinson

Jess Robinson graduated from Centre College in Danville, Kentucky in 2012, majoring in Studio Art and minoring in K-12 Education. In 2012 she started her post-graduation career with an internship in the Education Department at the Frazier History Museum, and has taught many art summer camps and courses at several schools and studios in Louisville. She is a member of the Louisville Artisans Guild, has had her work in Craft Gallery, and has a life-sized figurative sculpture on display in Centre's Grace Doherty Library. She teaches art at St. Nicholas Academy and Sacred Heart School for the Arts, and works in her studio at Mellwood Art Center.

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