“If God made the flowers, they are worth painting and writing about. If God made the birds, they are worth painting. If God made the sky, the sky is worth painting. If God made the ocean, indeed it is worth writing poetry about. It is worth man’s while to create works upon the basis of the great works God has already created.” Francis A. Schaeffer
Students will build confidence to express their ideas through different art forms and visual expressions. They begin to develop the understanding that art is a process of making and interpreting visual reminders of all God created. Emphasis will be on developing skills and a basic knowledge of the elements of art - line, shape, colour technique and pattern. Students begin to identify and describe the subject matter and ideas of their own art and the artwork of artists. The aim is to help them understand that that God is the supreme artist, seeing Creation as God’s artwork, and also to promote an awareness of the aesthetics of Art through appreciation and understanding of their own art and the artwork of artists and other cultures. They will play and explore with media and tools to learn techniques and establish a foundation in the elements of art.
“I am sending you Huram-Abi, a man of great skill. He is trained to work in gold and silver, bronze and iron, stone and wood, and with purple and blue and crimson yarn and fine linen. He is experienced in all kinds of engraving and can execute any design given to him.” 2 Chronicles 2:13-14