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Art Program

The art program at OCS is taught based on the following principles:

  1. We recognize that each student is made in God’s image. Since God is a creative God, we have inherited some creativity, and it is our privilege to explore and develop this aspect of our being.
  1. We teach students that our world belongs to God. As students engage in thematic art projects, this truth is emphasized.
  1. We teach students about the creative, fallen and redemptive aspects of art. We equip them in developing a visual vocabulary that is rooted in a biblical framework so that they can interpret, discern and appropriately engage in surrounding art media.

Students in JK to Grade 3 have art class in their classrooms with their homeroom teachers. Those in Grades 4-8 have art class in the art room once per week with our art teacher, Mrs. Groen. During this time, students:

  • acquaint themselves with various artists and periods of art
  • explore the elements of art and principles of design
  • experiment with different media and develop technical ability
  • develop an artistic language and critiquing skills
  • engage in test taking, projects and assessments