“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 learn techniques through exploration, experience and practice as they continue to explore and apply a range of skills, techniques and technology through their artwork. Through the process of art making, they develop the ability to communicate their ideas, values and express their love for God. They explore how artists select and manipulate material and techniques and use these in their work, comparing visual art works from different cultures. They make judgements about the practices of artists, what and why they design and create. Students reflect on how effectively their ideas or feelings have been expressed in their own artwork, and that of others. This subject aims for students to use a variety of media to express aspects of perspective, movement, effects of mood, particular viewpoints, particular time and particular places and to use primary and secondary colours and tone to express mood, shade and shadow in painting, print making and collage.
“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