Art Department

Elementary Art

• Art is offered on the elementary level for first through fifth grade

• Elementary art meets once a week for a half hour.

• Our focus:

Understanding of the elements of art (line, shape, form, space, color, texture, value)

Familiarity with some "big" works of art

Expression and creativity through art

An understanding of various media (chalk pastels, coloring pencils, graphite, acrylic paint, watercolor paint, collage, oragami, crayons)

• We also put together a special project for our missionaries during Central Baptist's Missionary Conference held in March.


Secondary Art

• Secondary art is offered as an elective for all sophomores, juniors, and seniors.

• Students may take Art 1 or Art 2, depending on whether they have already completed an Art 1 course.

• Art 1:

This is a beginner level art class.

It is assumed that each student partaking in Art 1 has no level of art experience.

• Therefore our focus is:

An understanding of the elements and principles of art (line, space, shape, form, value, color, texture; unity, emphasis, proportion, pattern, rhythm, movement, repetition, balance, variety, contrast)

An understanding of major works of art and art movements

A better understanding and application of a variety of media, both 2D and 3D (graphite, charcoal, oil pastels, chalk, relief, sculpture, oil paint, acrylic paint, watercolor paint, and printmaking)

The goal is for each student to personally improve his skill and learn "to see" as an artist, while gaining a better appreciation for the visual arts.

• Art 2:

This class builds on Art 1.

Each student is assumed to have an understanding of the elements and principles of art. 

• Our focus:

Students will use familiar mediums from Art 1 with an advanced skill and expectation (printmaking, oil paint, watercolor, graphite)

Students will work with new media such as, printmaking, collage, mixed media, book-making, and more

Students will also learn about famous artists from history as well as current

• Our goal:

To help them better cultivate their own skill, discipline, and understanding of art, and to better prepare those students desiring a possible career in art.