Teacher Spotlight: Ms. Jen Firestone


Grace Ryal, Staff Writer/ Reporter

oil painting
When To Bloom

One of Saint Joe’s very own, Ms. Jen Firestone, had a art show this past week at the Hammer and Quill in Downtown South Bend. The theme for her works this year was floral, and used various mediums from color pencils to oil paintings.  Her talent is no secret to the Saint Joe community, as she works night and day on her several pieces. From portraits to pottery, she specializes in all different kinds of arts and crafts. Her delicate work and small details make all her works so special pleasing to the eye. Her inspiration for the florals came from a positive outlook when the pandemic hit. She wanted something that could be uplifting for everyone. Her images are based off photos she has taken herself and some are for sale! Painting for her is something that she loves to do and it helps her express all her emotions. From a young age, she has always been artistic and creative, and her passion has grown into something much bigger! She inspires young artists and pushes them to their very best in the classroom. Her technique is very unique as she traces and sketches the image first, then fills in every tiny detail from each highlight to shadow. This is what makes her works look like real life pictures instead of paintings!

The Mediator
Ceramic Vase
Constant Craving
Unbearable White