Fine arts

Visual Arts

Creativity is a gift from God!

Visual art students are encouraged to use and express their God-given artistic abilities. They are given many opportunities to exercise creativity. Integrating biblical truths is an important part of our Fine Arts curriculum at Fredericksburg Christian Schools. If our Christ-centered philosophy permeates the Visual Art activities of the school, there will be a difference in the content and quality of the art work produced. Each piece of art should bring glory to God.

Romans 12:2 encourages us to apply a higher standard for the renewing of our minds:  "Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is – His good, pleasing and perfect will."

There are great benefits to exposing students to visual art. Since visual art is very spatial, students tap into the right side of the brain. According to Betty Edwards, author of Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain, the "right brain" approach teaches students to see things differently. "Instead of using just the left side of the brain, which most of the core curriculum classes involve, art students use both sides of the brain. Art students will apply the basic skills of drawing to problem-solving, which can be very beneficial for all students in other classes." For example, having visual art experiences will help students with organization of information for projects as well as preparing visual aides for reports. Students will be able to understand graphing, diagramming, and interpreting charts. Also, our students live in a technological age, and they are forced to become very familiar with computers. They must learn how to utilize computers to their advantage for class work. Students who are exposed to visual art will have an easier time working with computers.

While the above information communicates how serious we are about visual art at Fredericksburg Christian Schools, we are continually mindful that the teaching, learning, and experience are all recognized as gifts from our Lord as we train our students for whatever the Lord is calling them to do. All art activities encourage creative expression through God's perspective – NOT man's perspective.

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