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Welcome to the Fine Arts


The JPII Fine Art Department exists to awaken the joy of creativity through the visual and performing arts. Students discover new talents as they learn about the creative process and hone their ever-evolving self-expression, use critical thinking to develop unique problem-solving skills and experience fruitful collaboration, all to ensure their lifelong love for the arts.  A wide variety of offered courses ensure that students’ skills and interests are met, with programs for everyone from beginners to those seeking to pursue intensive and innovative advancement in the arts. 

Kefrin Woodham, Fine Arts Chair

"Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time. The mind that responds to the intellectual and spiritual values that lie hidden in a poem, a painting, or a piece of music, discovers a spiritual vitality that lifts it above itself, takes it out of itself, and makes it present to itself on a level of being that it did not know it could ever achieve."  Thomas Merton