The Upper School Art Department at Christian Life School offers a variety of art courses for creative art enthusiasts as well as serious art scholars. Our art program teaches students to respond aesthetically and morally to the world around them as they learn how an artist’s creations reveal his or her sense of the good and beautiful. Students begin to appreciate the beauty of God’s creation and to praise Him for giving us that divine spark of creativity.
Upper School Courses Offered
Junior High Art
This art class uses multi-media to create both 2-D and 3-D art projects. Students will gain a broader knowledge of art history through the study of various artists and techniques.
Elements of Art
This studio art class incorporates the various elements of art into various 2-D and 3-D projects. Students will experiment with various media and techniques while studying various artists in history.
Drawing and Painting
This studio art course focuses on the various drawing and painting media and technique. Basic to intermediate drawing will encompass the use of graphite, charcoal, pastel, and studio markers while studying landscapes, still life, and portraits. Basic to intermediate painting will include the use of watercolor, acrylic, and oil paint. Students will study art history and incorporate various styles into their technique.
This art course incorporates various unconventional mediums (duct tape, spackle, bolts, wood, metal, etc.) into studio projects. Students will experiment with both 2-D and 3-D form.
Digital Drawing and Painting
This studio digital class explores the basic and advanced features of Photoshop as they relate to photographs and other digital media. Students will incorporate digital drawing tablets while exploring basic to intermediate techniques in the production of digital drawings, paintings, and collage. Students may incorporate portions of the coursework into art portfolios that qualify for the 2-D section of AP Studio Art.
This course will focus on portfolio requests from various art colleges. Students will focus on studio quality pieces that are original and done from life. This class will fulfill the basic portfolio requirements for students interested in pursuing art, photography, graphic, and fashion design.
AP Studio Art: Drawing
The AP Studio Art Program provides high school students with an opportunity to create portfolios of college level work, which are submitted for evaluation at the end of the school year. The drawing portfolio addresses drawing issues through a variety of means, which includes painting, printmaking, mixed media, etc.
AP Studio Art: 2-D
The AP Studio Art Program provides high school students with an opportunity to create portfolios of college level work, which are submitted for evaluation at the end of the school year. The 2-D portfolio addresses the principles of design. Any 2-dimensional process or medium can be submitted, including, but not limited to graphic design, digital imaging, photography, collage, painting, printmaking, etc. We will be incorporating the use of Photoshop and computer drawing using a tablet.
AP Studio Art: 3-D
The AP Studio Art Program provides high school students with an opportunity to create portfolios of college level work, which are submitted for evaluation at the end of the school year. The 3-D portfolio addresses the principles of design in sculpture and relief format. Any 3-dimensional process or medium can be submitted, including, but not limited to Clay sculpture, plaster coating, wire armature, etc.