Caroline Kunimura

Art

As a little girl, Miss Caroline always dreamed of becoming an Art teacher. In 2013, her dream came true when she was given the opportunity to begin her teaching ministry with Saint Marguerite Catholic School. A graduate of Wayne State University, located in Detroit, Michigan, she earned a degree in Fine Arts. Today, she continues to share all that she learned and her love of Art with her favorite artists – her students.

Miss Caroline implemented a complete curriculum for Preschool, Pre-K and K-8 students in addition to creating the former school logo, the Mountaineer mascot logo, and the 40th anniversary logo to celebrate Saint Marguerite Catholic School’s birthday. Miss Caroline does not just teach students to create Art from what they see, but to create Art from what they feel. She likes to give students ways to view life from a variety of perspectives, allowing students to make beautiful mistakes and showing them that Art is not about perfection. She can be heard saying, “We should always do our best,” “You can never have too much glitter in an art piece; and, “Glitter is definitely good! More glitter is better.” If you stroll through the halls of Saint Marguerite, you will see the legacy wall she established for graduates to create a Sacred Heart of Jesus before heading off to High School, and you may hear them reciting the prayer of Saint John Baptist de La Salle, “Jesus live in our hearts forever.”
She considers herself a mixed media folk artist, creating comical characters out of wood, paper, ribbons, paint, glitter – lots and lots of glitter. She loves the holidays and decorating for them. Each piece she creates is a mini, original “masterpiece” that is intended to generate a smile.

Miss Caroline and her husband live in the shadow of the Oquirrh and Stansbury Mountains with dogs, cows, goats, sheep, cats, chickens, roosters, horses and the occasional coyote grazing just past her backyard fence. She loves the season of autumn for the beautiful fall foliage, warm and spicy smells of bonfires, and the anticipation of Thanksgiving. She tries to celebrate Christmas in a small way everyday and believes we need to embrace the whole idea of two Christmases a year!

She leaves us with something to ponder – Did you know Mona Lisa does not have any eyebrows?