Art

Art News from Mrs. Newbern

Dear Colts Families,

Art Festival 2011

Art Festival 2011

It’s time for the  ACSI Art Festival!  CCS will be hosting the festival again this year, and I am honored to be the chairman for this event.  The Festival will be held on Friday, March 16, from 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.  More info to come soon!

Each school is required to provide workers for the event.  As the host school, it would be SUPER if we could have a great turnout of volunteers.  On the day of the event, we will need:  2 guest artists, judges, tabulators, greeters, runners, and helping hands during the student project time.  We also need help setting up for the event a couple of days before (ex. matting and hanging artwork, setting up tables and chairs, etc.).  Judges should have an art or art-related degree and/or should be very knowledgeable in art (If qualifications are questionable, we can discuss).  If you know of an artist in the area that might be willing to help, or if you just want to join the FUN, please give me a call ASAP.Art Festival Winner - Taco

Art Festival Entries: Students and parents, please take a look at all artwork done in class from April 2011 to the present. Anything done in the past year in class is qualified for review.  We have two additional schools competing this year, so pull your VERY BEST pieces.  We will also be working on new pieces in class that students may submit for review.  If your middle school student is not in art class this quarter, they may still participate.  They just need to pull anything done in the past year, or they can meet with me and discuss a new project.
Thanks so much and I look forward to a GREAT FESTIVAL!!  – Mrs. Newbern


Art Curriculum: Kindergarten – 5th Grade

Crossroads Christian School is committed to developing the whole child spiritually, academically and creatively. The Fine arts program is designed to strengthen each child’s overall development and build his self-esteem.

Samples of Elementary Art

Elementary classes meet once a week. Students are involved in creating work that helps develop an understanding of the basic Elements of Art as they pertain to line, shape, color, texture, space, value and form. Through the study of each element, they are exposed to many different styles and techniques. Typically each project will last one to two class periods to complete. Each project will be designed to teach a specific art element as well as teach the students to think creatively and to express ideas and emotions through their artwork. Using a variety of mediums we tap into their imagination. Media includes pencil, oil pastels, chalk pastels, watercolor, tempera, color pencil, clay and some other three dimensional materials.

Art FrogCreative problem solving and design based projects will also be part of our curriculum. The skills learned in art can help students in every aspect of their education as well as create a life long love and appreciation for the beauty of God’s creation and the talents he has given man. Creativity is a gift from God, and children are encouraged to explore the world of art and to develop their own art form or style. Students are exposed to the works of the masters throughout history and try their own hand at replicating the master’s style.

All elementary students have the opportunity to enter in at least two contests per year including the ACSI Art Festival. Our students have had great success at competition level.

 Lower School Art - Owl   Lower School - Space

Art Curriculum: Middle School and High School

Crossroads Christian School is committed to developing the whole child spiritually, academically and creatively. The Fine arts program is designed to strengthen each students overall development and build his self-esteem.

Using a variety of mediums we tap into each students imagination. Media includes: pencil, oil pastels, chalk pastels, watercolor, acrylics, color pencil, clay, mixed media and some other three dimensional materials.  Creative problem solving and design based projects will also be part of our curriculum. The skills learned in art can help students in every aspect of their education as well as create a life long love and appreciation for the beauty of God’s creation and the talents he has given man. Creativity is a gift from God, and students are encouraged to explore the world of art and to develop their own art form or style.

At the middle school level, students take a one-quarter art class that meets everyday for one quarter. Building on the elements of art, students are challenged to create more advanced pieces utilizing a wide variety of techniques and methods. Our junior high students are exposed to more indepth studies of different artists and their styles.

At the high school level, students are offered even more advanced creative opportunities as electives. Our Senior High students attend Art Classes several times a week. Students are required to complete assignments, develop an understanding of Art History, research artists’ techniques, and participate in the introduction of drawing, painting, mixed-media and sculpture as they pertain to the Elements of Art and Principles of design.

Half-Face Drawing 1 Half-Face Drawing 2

The annual ACSI Art Festival is an opportunity for students to display and be involved in creative competition. CCS students have had great success at competition level.