Lower School Arts
Conway Christian's Lower School visual art program provides students the opportunity to express themselves through hands on media, being inspired through a Biblical perspective of creating and glorifying God through their ideas and talents. Art is offered Kindergarten thru 6th on a weekly basis during activity period. Here students learn about the elements and principles of design, art history, and art criticism experiences that aid in inspiration for putting various techniques into practice. Students will explore different materials such as dry and wet media (painting, collage, pastels, graphite, pen and ink) and sculpture (clay, plaster, cardboard, found materials). Many independent art opportunities will be advertised for students, such as community events and contests not associated with the school, as well as the school's annual art festival. Our goal is to provide students a foundation of learning about art and developing their own skills, with an understanding that the Lord is the ultimate creator and we are to enjoy and reflect Him in everything we do.
"He has made everything beautiful in it's time" Ecclesiastes 3:11
Upper School Arts
The visual arts program for Conway Christian Upper School consists of a 9 weeks class for 7-8th grade, as well as a fine art elective offered for 9-12th grade. Students are initially assessed of their prior art knowledge at the beginning of the year- what art facts, ideas, or feelings they have toward the subject. Based on their current knowledge, our department aims at meeting student's skill set where they are currently, and no one student is held to the standard of another student's abilities. Art is taught as a unique form of expression meant to engage in content areas such as art history, art criticism, composition with the elements and principles of design- aiming at tying all ideas under the umbrella of a Biblical perspective. Media the students will use include wet and dry media (painting, pastels, pencil, pen and ink) as well as sculpture (clay, found materials, paper mache, etc). Student work is exhibited in the halls on a regular basis. Students are given the opportunity to compete in art competitions throughout the community (Daffodil Daze, Art in Architecture, etc) as well as through the school's annual Art Festival. At the end of the semester, students are also given an active voice on what projects they enjoyed and which projects they wish they had done differently.
Our primary goal is to assist students in their artistic abilities as a means of creating that honors God amongst a secular art world that is seen in contemporary art today.
"Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable--if anything is excellent or praiseworthy--think about such things." Philippians 4:8