Students explore art through designing 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional works. The projects assigned allow students to display their creativity through the use of different techniques and varying media. Art is offered twice in a six-day cycle and art activities are incorporated into other subjects.
The Art curriculum teaches the use of form in sculpture projects. Kindergarten-3rd grade students use Model Magic, paper mache and air-dry clay for sculpture projects. 4th- 6th graders use ceramic clay, recycled materials and Zany wire. Two-dimensional projects include printmaking, tempra and acrylic painting, collage, watercolor paintings, and drawings with crayons, colored and graphite pencils.
An Art Show in May displays at least one work from each student. All students take a tour of the Art Show during the school day and parents are invited to view the show.
When I first started my art worship project, I didn’t know what songs to draw about. Then my teacher suggested the song “With Everything,” by Hillsong. Thinking about the song, I pictured an image of a man standing before Jesus. I drew the man’s arms extended as if giving everything to Jesus. At first I drew arrows just for a cool pattern, but then I began to see the arrows could represent all the good that comes from God into the world. You may not see the shadow that is coming from the man, but to me, the shadow represents sin leaving him because he has giving everything to God. The arrows going down are all the hate and the sin in the world.
What I learned about God through this song is that God doesn’t need anything from me. God is perfect. He doesn’t need my money, my good deeds, or my gifts to charity to be satisfied with me. God wants me to love Him and learn to follow Him. Following Him - with my everything - may mean spending less time playing video games, or learning to think before I speak. When I do this, God makes me better than I can ever be.
- Ezra Lee, 6th Grade