Joe Smith

Joe Smith

Joseph Smith teaches Drawing and Painting, Ceramics and Graphic Design at STEM School Highlands Ranch. One of STEM’s founding teachers, he received his BFA in Painting from the University of Kansas in 1994. After spending ten years in the San Francisco bay area he moved to Colorado with his new family. Joe spent several years creating and displaying art as a professional artist. He has shown in galleries and exhibits in Longmont, Boulder, Loveland, Estes Park, Denver and Evergreen. He received his graduate teaching licence at the University of Northern Colorado.

Mr. Smith enjoys art of all kinds, painting, hiking with his family, grilling on a beautiful Colorado afternoon, watching movies with his kids, board games with the family, watching college hoops (rock chalk Jayhawk!) and of course, teaching young people about art.

“I believe that art has more to teach us than just how to draw. Art reminds us what it means to be human.”


Remote learning can be especially difficult for art students. Without access to the studio students may miss out on the hands-on experience that art class provides.The secondary art department has compiled a list of art supplies that were too costly to purchase from the regular budget but would help to enrich distance learners in art classes at STEM. The items are specifically for use at home.

You can access the list here Please take a look. We appreciate your support!

Best wishes,

Joseph Smith