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I am a painter and sculptor. I received my BFA from the University of Colorado, Boulder, and a post-graduate certificate from La Scuola Dell'arte Della Medaglia in Rome, Italy. I have led a joyful adventure-filled life making art, and I hope to transmit this joy to my students at Notre Dame! I feel fortunate to be teaching here, and I look forward to getting to know students and families!
Virginia Janssen
Sketchbook art by Hannah Berreau, Grade



Ms. Janssen’s Remote Art Class!

Dear NDDP Students and Families,

Welcome to my Remote art room! I miss seeing all of your beautiful faces in my real art rooms, but this will have to do, for now.

Here I will post arty activities and ideas for you to try. Please use any and all of them, and send me pictures at:

Cannot wait to see them!

Here are some resources for you:

Children’s book author Mo Willems draws live every day at noon!:


Artist Nick Bruel  (Bad Kitty) does cartooning:

Lots of art activities here!;

Or, Visit a museum:


Puff Paint Recipe

Recipes for salt dough, paint:

Moon Sand:

PBS has great projects, too!



NDDP Virtual Art Gallery!!!!


Here are some pics that I have received so far:

Meg Augustine’s Zentangle Hand Drawing


Madilynn Schuh
Madilynn Schuh’s Hand
Sketchbook prompts by Ella Van Den Heuvel


Stella Starry got creative with tape and paint on her windows


Morgan Metzler, Sketchbook work
Paige DeMoulin Sketchbook work
Folded paper boat by Chael Bennett
Breanna Schwarten with her Kindness Poster
Lucy’s Dragon!
Matthew Sharapata’s Zentangle hand
Kindness rocks! These lovely examples are by Connelly family.
Original sketchbook art by Christian Berreau
Clare Enright and Grace Werner with their Kindness posters

Bryn and Cooper Murphy busy with art projects!

Schuh Family with poster
Amelia painting salt dough creations!




Celtic crosses by Evie Cloud and Leah Connelly 


Paleontologist Self-Portrait by Ryan Thompson, First Grade
Paleontologist Self-Portrait by Becca Connelly
Chalk drawings by Gabby Danen

Kendall Nooyen with her Toucan Painting


Shadow art


Remote Office Hours: M,W,F: 2:00 to 3:00 PM

Wednesdays talk to me on Google Meet!

Link will be posted on Wednesdays in Google Classroom

I miss you and I look forward to talking to you!


Here is the Middle School syllabus for art class 🙂