Mrs. LouAnne Barrett
As an artist and teacher of art, Mrs. Barrett enjoys sharing her experience and love for the whole process of appreciating, studying, and creating visual images. As created beings in God's image, we believe that we possess an ability to be creative. She believes that we learn of our own creative abilities through study and practice. That said, practice is a key factor in determining your child's growth in art. Students are required to practice drawing through required weekly sketches as homework.
Lower School Art Program
The lower school art program provides a variety of opportunities to explore and manipulate artistic mediums to enrich each student's life while allowing for discovery and creative problem solving. The students will be introduced to the principles and elements of design through a variety of projects while being encouraged as well as challenged to perform to the best of their God-given ability. The students will develop a broader understanding of their environment and a greater understanding of historical and cultural influences upon creativity. Lower school art students will learn to convey ideas, feelings and emotions through their own artistic creations while learning to appreciate the ideas and abilities of others.
Middle School Art Program
The middle school art program builds upon the intentional, organized application of the elements of design to show understanding of the principles of design through the exploration of various art materials. The art program will introduce middle school students to various artists and their works, to explore the historical development of various artistic styles, and to integrate the cultural influences of society upon artistic developments. Through a quality art experience, the students will sharpen their ability to analyze, critique, and make informed judgements about art created by themselves and others. This course is designed to help the students appreciate and develop their various god-given talents and gifts.
Upper School Art Program
The upper school art program provides various opportunities for students to explore, theorize and apply the principles and elements of design while formulating a life-long appreciation of the arts. The program builds upon previously learned skills using a variety of artistic mediums. Students will continue to develop their ability to recognize various artistic styles while studying the historical and cultural influences that inspire and motivate artistic creation. This course is designed to help students develop a deeper appreciation for the beauty and mystery of God's creations.