“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 use a range of different techniques and processes in planning and making artworks. They explore the ways in which artists from other cultures communicate their views and opinions and use these to create their own art. Students continue to reflect on how well they communicate their ideas or feelings through both their own and their peers’ artwork. They learn to accept and value other people’s visual creations and images. Students develop an understanding of the relationship of faith and art as they continue to respond and appreciate the beauty of God’s creation. Students will learn to manipulate forms on a 2D surface to explore visual challenges of size, position, scale and perspective as well as to use 3D malleable and hard media to construct forms designed to suit an idea, interest or function and to use primary, secondary and tertiary colours to express mood through shade and shadow in painting, printmaking and collage techniques.
“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