Whether a child is an accomplished and gifted artist or someone just learning the basics, our outstanding visual arts program will provide an opportunity for him or her to grow and develop in a variety of mediums. The scope of the program includes painting, drawing, sculpting, fibers, graphic design, jewelry, photography, computer graphics, and pottery. Our students have received numerous awards at recent art shows including multiple first place ribbons and best of show awards. Recent graduates have received scholarships to continue their studies at Rhode Island School of Design, Moore College or Art, and the Maryland Institute College of Art. Many of our art alumni are now successful career artists sharing their faith-enriched talents.
Middle School Art Classes meet twice a week throughout the year and focus on basic drawing and design concepts. Beginning with patterns and positive/negative space and moving toward upper level concepts including landscape, still life, perspective and personal expression. Age appropriate skills are developed as needed for mastery and appreciation.
Since we worship God and He is the author of creativity, each lesson is designed to foster the creative spirit in every type of student on an individual level.
The curriculum is discipline-based and builds principle by principle from the 6th through the 8th grade.
Picasso stated that “Every child is an artist.” The Lower School art curriculum at Delaware County Christian School encourages students to be visual thinkers and creative problem solvers, enabling the students to develop skills for advancement in the realm of technology. Students learn visual literacy through art history, art theory, aesthetics, art appreciation, and criticism, as well as the creative process. At the elementary level solid technical studio skills are explored through a wide range of materials, including drawing, painting, pastels, sponging, marbling, sculpture, metals, wood, and pottery.
Art is a reflection of God’s creation and expresses that beauty through the creative process. Art at the Lower School allows students to enjoy God’s creation and interpret and evaluate life experiences in a way that fosters character for the future of every child.