It’s hard to believe we are a month into this school year already! My name is Patrick Calewarts and I will be your child/children’s Art teacher. This is my 31st year of teaching art, the last 7 right here at St.John’s. I’m excited to be able to have your kids in class and I thank you for trusting me with them. All of my classes, Pre k-4 through 8th grade are off to great starts. It’s always been exciting for me to watch the little ones I had back in kindergarten, 1st, or 2nd grade go from young artists dependent on me, to 6th, 7th and 8th grade artists who have grown to be independent artist’s thinking creatively on their own. My goal as an art educator is to lead student’s toward and appreciation of art, aesthetic beauty and quality of art, the importance of art throughout history and the artists along the way, and of course, the joy of creating their own art. I look forward to displaying all their creations in the hallways of our school. Stop by anytime to admire it and feel free to contact me anytime with any questions you may have regarding my class and your child/children. Chat with you soon again.