Visual Arts

The Middle School and High 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.

 



Courses Offered

Middle School

Junior High Art

Junior High Art gives students who are interested in art the opportunity to experiment with a variety of different mediums and styles. Students learn important concepts like gesture lines, proper proportions, values, perspective and contour lines. Students will study color theory, learn oil pastel techniques, painting techniques, printmaking skills, and work with a variety of 3-dimensional mediums like clay, wire, and plaster. The class allows students to learn about techniques and concepts needed to continue in high school art classes.

High School

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.

3-D Design

This art course incorporates various unconventional mediums including duct tape, spackle, bolts, wood, and wood, 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.

Honors Portfolio

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.