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God is the Creator and the beauty of His creation never ceases to impress. Mankind, having been created in the image of their Heavenly Father, is capable of appreciating artistic beauty. God has also endowed His people with various artistic abilities and the students must be encouraged to employ these talents. Through the arts, people are able to express many feelings and thoughts, but most importantly their praise to God.

Art can be an effective vehicle to influence people both positively and negatively. The art class must present the students with the elements and the principles of art, but must also challenge the students to discern and express what is God-pleasing.

The Art program focuses on the elements and principles of art. The elements include: line, shape, form, space, colour value, and texture. The principles of art include: rhythm, movement, balance, proportion, variety, emphasis, harmony, and unity.

The Art Curriculum is based on the programs mentioned below, which are being used by the teachers of Art as their program source. Lessons are chosen to meet the needs of the curriculum since full-scale use of the program would require more time that what is available on the timetable for Art.

Media:  drawing, painting, printmaking, assembling, sculpting

Grades K – 6 – Art Connections by McGraw-Hill Ryerson
Grades 7 & 8 –  Understanding Art by McGraw-Hill Ryerson

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