“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 examine how and why artists realise their ideas through different art forms. They select and experiment with different styles, techniques and materials to communicate their observations, ideas, feelings and experiences. Students interpret and respond to God’s creation with both imagination and discernment as they develop their capacity for creative expression. They identify and explain choices in art making and the influences of other artists on their artwork. They discuss with their peers the meaning of their own artwork and continue to develop an understanding and appreciation of their own and others’ visual artwork, including other cultures. Students will use and observation to create backgrounds and foregrounds, manipulate materials to design, construct and model 3D forms, use and combine different media and build upon their knowledge of the elements of Art. This subject aims to help students understand that God is the supreme artist and to allow them to recognise and develop their own God- given creativity.
“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 2:13-1