Visual ArtsArt will broaden your scope; you have to look at things differently when you are taking an art class. Art allows you to discover things in a different way. It opens up all kinds of new avenues for a student. Kim Forrest, FCMS Art Teacher
Elementary Visual Arts
Students are encouraged to express their creativity through visual arts projects across the content areas in kindergarten through fourth grade. Formal art instruction begins on the elementary campus through the Meet the Masters art program. The students learn about a different artist each month during an assembly. The week following the assembly, students participate in an art lesson taught by parent volunteers who have been trained by Meet the Masters. The lessons utilize a variety of media and provide the opportunity for students to create an art piece in a similar genre as the artist they studied.
Middle School Visual Arts
Fifth and sixth grade students participate in a visual arts class once a week. The class time includes basic skills and theory. In addition to this, they are taught seven different 3D drawing skills. Junior High students continue mastery of those drawing skills as they apply them in creating and designing projects based upon the elements of art. As part of their learning process, they are also taught the importance of using their abilities and creativity for the glory of God. Junior High students may take one of two elective Advanced Art classes that focus on further mediums and techniques, to take their creative skills to a higher level.(TOP)