Infusing Lessons with Sacred Art

What You'll Get with this Workshop

  • 45-Minute Session
  • Explore teaching strategies with a master teacher
  • Classroom-ready lesson plans
  • Instant, easy access — no expiration!
  • Receive a professional development certificate

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Workshop Overview

Master Teacher Jose Gonzalez leads a 45-minute session for Catholic teachers and catechists on teaching with sacred art. All participants will receive a certificate to apply towards continuing education requirements. It will be recorded if you cannot join live.

You will delve into questions such as:

  • How can I use sacred art to get students engaged, no matter what their background or skill level?
  • In what ways can the use of art set a tone that shows students religion class is "different" from their other subjects?
  • Can art help my students understand Scripture?
  • How does the use of beauty point my students towards Christ, leading them to authentically encounter Him? 
  • How do I keep class discussion about art focused?
  • What are ways you can make your classroom more beautiful, as well as encourage students to seek truth, beauty, and goodness?

Please feel free to contact us with any questions.

Professional Development Certificate: You may request your certificate by visiting this link.

Sophia Institute for Teachers is an independent, non-profit organization. Participants at our programs receive certificates stating the number of hours at each workshop and as proof of attendance. Each diocese will determine if/how these hours can be applied toward on-going teacher or catechist certification requirements. If you need official verification that attendance at our program will satisfy your requirements, please check with your principal and/or the appropriate person in your diocese.

Your Presenters


Jose Gonzalez joined the team at Sophia Institute for Teachers in 2014 after more than 10 years as a Catholic high school teacher. In addition to teaching, Jose has experience working in parish and diocesan ministry. Jose has been leading Workshops in over 60 dioceses for more than 8 years, and contributes regularly to our teacher's guides and digital instructional resources. He has a BA in theology with a concentration in religious education from Franciscan University of Steubenville, and an MA in evangelization and catechesis from the Augustine Institute. Jose and his wife, Mary Beth, have four children.

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