In the Classroom


Growing through creating.
When we express our own creativity, we bring honor to our creator God. We think it's important to give all students exposure to the hands-on world of art. When students are given opportunities to express and develop their creativity and imagination, it enriches their minds, builds their confidence, and draws them closer to the ultimate Creator!

Lower school

Students in 1st through 5th grades have weekly art instruction with our art teacher, Mr. Matranga. The students are introduced to the idea that the arts have been and are used to record events, express thoughts, and communicate values across all times and cultures. Students are given experience with a variety of art media and tools, as they are encouraged to visually express their own ideas and to develop their ability to interpret and to copy assignments. Some units of study include the arts and crafts of different cultures, fine artists, children’s book illustrators, and holidays.

Middle School

In Middle School, our students are exposed to art as an enrichment activity twice per week, depending on their grade. They are instructed in the Biblical worldview as it relates to man and his reflection of our Creator and creative God. Students are exposed to a variety of artists and art styles and mediums as they explore the basic elements of art and produce their own artwork using the processes of drawing, painting, sculpture, fiber arts, and mixed media.

Upper school

Our 9th-12th grade students who wish to pursue art more deeply may take an art studio class each year. They use a variety of art mediums for drawing and painting as well as exploring the processes of printmaking, calligraphy, mixed media, and ceramics. They learn to express their individual ideas taken from observation and from their memory as they survey the history of art in Western civilization from ancient Greece through the 21st century. Fourth-year art students work with the instructor to create an individualized program that will fill out their experience with various art media and styles.
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