Kalamazoo Christian Schools are blessed to have numerous students with artistic talents and interests. Through the art programs in each of our schools, students are able to learn more about the principles of art while also finding an outlet for their creativity. In addition, the KCSA believes that an education in the fine arts helps create a greater appreciation for God’s creation and encourages creative thinking and problem-solving which help students in other endeavors and academic subjects.
Students at Kalamazoo Christian Elementary School participate in weekly art classes. Students experiment with a variety of tools and media, including watercolors, collages, paints, pastels, clay, weaving and printmaking. Art teachers also introduce students to various styles, including self-portraits and landscapes, as well as basic art vocabulary. Famous artists and their work are introduced to the students throughout the year.
In middle school, students continue their fine arts education through weekly classes. Art teachers continue to introduce more artistic styles and media to students throughout these years. In addition, students have the opportunity to experiment more with their favorite art forms, whether it’s painting, clay sculpting or tapestry weaving.
Students are able to enroll in semester-long art classes once they reach high school. Following a course in Basic Art, students are able to choose more focused studio classes in drawing, painting, ceramics, sculpture, photography and digital media where most of their time will be spent working on projects. An advanced art class also allows for more independent study in a student’s preferred media.In each and every art class at Kalamazoo Christian Schools, our teachers set the following goals for students:
- Glorify God through the artistic talents He has given you.
- Increase your skill level in a variety of techniques and media.
- Explore a variety of subject matter.