Visual Arts

Everybody is creative.

We believe this wholeheartedly, and strive to help students unlock their creative potential by providing ample opportunities to experiment with ways to create new things, express themselves, and build beauty into the world around them. 

Visual Arts Curriculum

Middle School

Art 6 - required, 1 semester

Art 7 - required, 1 semester

Art 8 - elective, 1 semester

Upper School

All of our upper school courses are elective.

Art 1 - Basic Design (this course is a pre-requisite to all other courses)

Architecture

AP Studio Art (2 years)

Ceramics

Graphic Design

Painting & Drawing

Photography

Stained Glass

Wheel Throwing

 

 

 

Amy Chaney

I believe strongly that creativity is something that can be taught and cultivated in every student. While some students are born with a natural inclination towards art, God has created us all with the unique, human ability to think critically and create. I believe that we have been made in God’s image as creative beings because we are supposed to create things. It is my job as an art educator to facilitate the development of these innate gifts and allow for students to find and develop the media and methods that best allow them to express their thoughts, feelings, and intelligent criticisms of our world.  I aim to prepare students to be equipped to create original work, to innovate, and to bring the creative skills learned in the art room to their other subjects freely and naturally.

 

 

Chip VanderBrug

It is my passion and privilege to teach in the Visual Arts at LCA. I wake up every morning and thank God he’s given me this gift (calling). I love teaching in the Visual Arts of this Christian Academy because I enjoy helping each student realize their God given, innately creative visual talents and capabilities. Whether it’s a student who thinks he or she can’t draw a straight line with a straight edge or the student who is called to make the Visual Arts their calling. It’s about nurturing and challenging each and every student to recognize and use their visual voice. We are created in the image of God and because of that we are uniquely able to be creative.

 

 

Elizabeth King

As a licensed Art Therapist, I enjoy working with students to discover how they can be creative and express their ideas effectively through creating things. I love to experiment with materials, and challenge students to make things that are uniquely theirs.