Our grammar school art classes provide a much deeper look into God being the ultimate artist. Students learn to appreciate the details in God's magnificent creations from the colors, lines, shapes, textures, and patterns they begin to look for in the world around them. The children also are given multiple opportunities to create projects that express the unique talents God has given each of them.
Audrey Geron, Grammar School Art
Students attend art class once a week starting in TK all the way through 6th grade. Throughout the years students learn:
The basic elements of design, including line, shape, form, color, value, space, and texture.
How to use multiple art mediums and tools.
Artist studies on Claude Monet, Henri Matisse, Paul Klee, Vincent Van Gogh, Pablo Picasso, Wayne Thiebaud, Georgia O'Keeffe, Paul Cezanne, Andy Warhol, and Amadeo Modigliani.
Art history movements including Impressionism, Expressionism, Cubism, Pop Art, and Modern Art.
Painting, sketching, printmaking, sculpting, shading techniques, proportions of the human face and how to create cyanotypes.
The Upper School Art program at Whitesburg Christian Academy provides an excellent opportunity for students to express their creativity while deepening their understanding of the Creator! Art students are challenged to think critically, observe carefully, and practice techniques diligently while developing their visual communication skills in the art room. Students are introduced to aesthetics, including the elements of art and principles of design. Art history is explored through study of specific artists as well as key art movements. Students are challenged to participate in thoughtful art criticism through written artist statements and class critique. Students will produce a wide variety of artwork including drawing, painting, mural, sculpture, clay, printmaking, and photography. Academy art students make their mark in the classroom and around town by participating in several competitions and community events each year.
The visual arts program at the Academy strives to ignite the creativity that God has placed within each student and equip them with a variety of tools to be powerful visual communicators for His kingdom! Students learn to take risks and problem solve as they develop their artistic skills—progress, rather than perfection, is emphasized. My biggest joy is to see students realize their artistic potential and unlock a new understanding of the gifts God has placed within them!
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