Ms. Tricia Schuster
I graduated summa cum laude from the University of Alabama with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Art/Humanities.

25 years at Holy Spirit teaching K-12 Art

About Me

Chicago is my hometown, but I have lived in Tuscaloosa for 35 years.

I began working at Holy Spirit Catholic School in 1994. I teach elementary art (K-6), I oversee Middle School Art (7 & 8) with Diane Norris as the teacher, Art I (Junior & Senior), and Photography (Junior & Senior), Independent Studies (Seniors).

I have three children who are Holy Spirit graduates: Jessica in 2005, (University of Alabama graduate in 2009), Zachary in 2007 (University of Alabama graduate in 2018) and Hannah in 2009.

In addition to teaching, I also help sponsor the Fine Arts Booster Club.

Our school is a member of , the largest online student art museum. Artsonia showcases artwork from thousands of schools around the world. Artsonia's goals are to develop students' pride and self-esteem, increase their multicultural understanding through art and involve parents and relatives in student education and accomplishments.

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Recipient of a Grant from the Arts Council of Tuscaloosa in 2017-18 to teach students about motion and mechanics using Marble Race Machines.
Recipient of a Grant from the Arts Council of Tuscaloosa in 2015 and 2016 to continue my education in the art of Automata, and develop programs to help teach children and adults about Art and Science through Automata workshops.
Member of the Alabama Alliance for Arts Education, and the National Arts Educator Association.
Recipient of the Druid City Art Educator of the Year in 2013.
Awarded the Environmental Educator for work with Tornado wood in the Hurricane Creek Wood Contest.
I am also a practicing artist. To see some of my artwork, visit my website and my Etsy site