By creating works of art, students are able to use their hands, their minds, and their talents to bring glory to God. In the Lower School, students first learn the basic building blocks of artistic creationâ€”color, line, shape, form, texture, value, and spaceâ€”and then apply these concepts and techniques to a variety of mediums in increasingly sophisticated ways. Basic perspective is introduced in the early grades and studied in more depth in the higher grades. The emphasis is on teacher-directed exploration and experimentation, and the students are encouraged to pursue in their work the beauty, order, and variety seen in Godâ€™s creation. Because observation and memory are keen at this age, art slides, prints, and book illustrations are used to stimulate the studentâ€™s imagination and creativity and introduce the students to the masterworks of world art.
Art and History Integrated
The study of art is integrated with the study of history at each grade level, with students studying and reproducing representative artistic works of a particular historical time period in each grade.