developing, nurturing, and equipping students to positively influence the world for Christ
Made in the image of God (Gen. 1), the whole man includes creativity, which is a reflection of Godâ€™s creative work.Â We discover, understand, and appreciate God through His variety of intricate forms revealed in creation. For the Christian artist, making things with our hands is an expression of our inner thoughts and feelings as guided by the Holy Spirit.Â An artistâ€™s constructions and compositions should be reflective of truth and beauty in the midst of a lost and despairing world.Â Therefore, we include art in the curriculum to encourage and promote abilities in inventiveness, expression, and craftsmanship through instruction, research, Biblical guidance, exploration, and diligent practice using various art media.Â Christian art is not limited to a particular style or form, era or culture, or religious content only, but is unique to the individual and the gifts God has given him/her.
In accordance with the philosophy of art, the students will be encouraged to:
Introduction to Art is offered as an elective 5 days per week for one semester and offers students the opportunity to learn valuable skills in creating likenesses and toward understanding color compositions. Primary concepts in line and tonal gradation are stressed with much emphasis on achromatic drawing. Methods and techniques to define shape, space, proportion, and gesture are introduced.Â Students will become acquainted with the mechanisms of the camera and use it for two art projects. One project involving sculpture-in-the-round is introduced.
Art I is offered as an elective 5 days per week all year. Color concepts in painting and drawing are introduced as well as methods and techniques for ceramics, clay modeling, calligraphy, and two-dimensional advertising design. They will research, discuss, and participate in individual and (one) group projects. Students have the opportunity to compete for entry in regional art exhibitions and contests.
Art II is offered as an elective 5 days per week all year. Students will explore new techniques and media in drawing, painting, printmaking, ceramics, one new craft, and three-dimensional packaging design. They will be introduced to basic architectural design principles. They will research, discuss, and participate in individual and (one) group projects. Students have the opportunity to compete for entry in regional art exhibitions and contests.