We long to mimic the Master Artist as we imagine, create, and inspire in our art classes. Seeking to understand differences, we discard stereotypes, and instead of judging, honor and respect God, others, and ourselves. Artists provide the experimentation in science, the descriptive communication in language, the awareness of patterns in math, the translation of repetition and evolution in history, and the discovery in worship. Throughout our art program there is also an emphasis on "Green" Art, teaching the importance of being good stewards of our environment through responsible practices in recycling. All grade levels are taught by talented artists who love God and sharing their passion for creating art with their students.
The visual arts program at the Elementary School involves every child and focuses on building creativity, critical thinking and problem solving skills that equip students for future real-world and educational experiences not only through art-making processes, but also art history, aesthetics, and art criticism. A variety of media encourages students to reach beyond ordinary art making techniques. Students encounter paint, charcoal, oil pastels, clay, weaving/textile arts, printmaking and collage while becoming familiar with the elements of art and principles of design.
First class middle and high school art studios are adjacent to promote collaboration between instructors, and co-access to resources such as kilns, a dark room for traditional photography methods, computers for digital photography, and an outdoor deck area for work in natural lighting and ventilation. In middle school there are broad exploratory classes for all students, and elective art classes to provide more in-depth experiences. In the high school we offer four years of classes - Art I, semester courses in 2 Dimensional, 3 Dimensional, Painting and Photography, and then AP Studio Art for students who have met the necessary prerequisites. In addition there is collaboration with the Lipscomb University Art department, and access to regular art shows by just walking across campus.