Visual Arts

Sarah Parker - State Pencil DrawingArtist is an accurate term describing those “expressive individuals with the ability to share their imaginative vision." Artists find new ways to view the past, explain the present, and influence the future. They possess the ability to compress the most fascinating elements of life into a single experience. Art enriches our lives, cheers our darkest days, stirs our emotions, and stimulates our intellect. Our world needs artists whose work reflects not only skill and creativity, but godly wisdom and insight.

Each year, students in our Art Departments participate in an impressive, well-rounded art curriculum.  See below for more information that is campus-specific.

The Elementary Campus

The elementary art department ensures the curriculum taught is biblically based and aligns with the State of Ohio Academic Content Standards for Fine Arts, specifically Visual Arts. The art programs encourage students to consume, create, and critique artworks of their own and the works of others. Biblical integration help our students explore the world of art through the Biblical world view, best explained through the use of CCS's C.A.M.P. approach (Community, because connection matters, Authenticity, because character matters; Mission, because the world matters; Passion, because heart matters).

Art projects will touch on the five main disciplines in art education: drawing, painting, sculpture, graphic design and textiles/mixed media. Projects will challenge students to discover, practice, and evaluate to improve skills relating to basic 2D and 3D art design elements, color theory, how art functions inside and outside local communities and other cultures, explore various art forms and disciplines in the art career path as well as analyzing and critiquing fine art qualities and develop art appreciation.

Elementary students are encouraged, with daily direction, to:

  • use their own sketch books for "free draw"
  • assemble an art-folio to help them establish a collection of their works (for celebrating and reflection)
  • participate in personal best challenges ("try by doing," proper project time management, respectively critiquing others' works)

Elementary students participate in recurring directed art activities: class rewards system for on-target participation and cooperation, candy day games, glow in the dark art, free art (problem solving using recycled items), cartoon carnival, game day (board game art), and cool crafts (sand art, jewelry making, clay creatures, textile creations, etc.)

Students participate in special annual, art-related activities, events and competitions (below). Click on each to see details, if highlighted in blue: 

  • a special age-appropriate art curriculum that often ties in with other campus-wide academic course learning themes/topics 
  • their own annual CCS Elementary Art Fair
  • Art to Remember (annual fundraiser where families and friends can purchase their student's art work made into specialty items)