“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 develop their techniques in using the basic elements of art to communicate their observations, ideas, feelings and experiences. They are given the opportunity to respond and appreciate the beauty of God’s creation and how He gave us the desire to create artwork which reflects this, understanding that God is the supreme artist and Creation is His artwork. They use different materials and processes to express their ideas, playing with and exploring media and tools to learn techniques – 2D and 3D. They experience a wide range of art works, discussing who made the artwork and for what purposes. Students will play and invent images, forms and constructions encountering visual concepts of space, contrast and form. They share ideas with their peers about the choices they make and develop an understanding and appreciation of their own and others' visual art works.
“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