High School Fine Arts

Recognizing that all good gifts come from our Heavenly Father and that each student is created in God’s image – a creative image, Trinity’s Fine Arts Department seeks to develop our students’ God-given talents through a variety of experiences.  These range from individual art projects and small group ensembles to large company productions.  Each experience seeks to develop the individual student as he/she participates in a project bigger than himself.  Participating in the fine arts is not about chasing accolades, creating a stellar work or art, or even a perfect performance, but rather it is about bringing students together to complete a puzzle – a puzzle where each piece is vital and intended to reflect the Lord’s creativity and generosity.

 

VISUAL ARTS PROGRAM – God is the Creator of the universe; after he designed and created every part of nature around us, he designed us in his own image! Therefore, God had intended for humans to be creative beings as well. God is the supreme Artist! He has given each one of us creative and artistic talents and gifts; it is our responsibility to develop these gifts as much as possible and use them to glorify him. What I think is great about being a Christian and an artist is the fact that we know that God created the world around us. Whenever we portray the world in our artwork, we are honoring God. Art class enables us to realize and acknowledge the world around us, which God has created.

 

ART I COURSE DESCRIPTION

This course provides students with two and three-dimensional design experiences and opportunities to apply these principles in individual artistic expressions. Drawing from observation and developing technical competency using a variety of media are emphasized. Periodic class critiques and the maintenance of a sketchbook and portfolio are required. Explored media include but are not limited to graphite, ink, colored pencil, watercolor, tempera paint, acrylic paint.  Subject matter students will explore include portraiture, architecture, landscape, and many subjects of the student’s choosing. 

  

ART II COURSE DESCRIPTION 

Art 2 provides students with the opportunity to further explore media and to begin to develop their own style of creating artwork.  They will be applying the Elements and Principles of Art to create more personal artistic expressions. Drawing from observation and developing technical competency using a variety of media will be emphasized. Periodic class critiques and the maintenance of a sketchbook and portfolio are required. Explored media include but are not limited to graphite, ink, colored pencil, watercolor, tempera paint, acrylic paint.  Each student will determine most of the subject matter he/she deals with.  Students will be learning to think critically about art.  They will be introduced to many artists both from the past and more contemporary artists.  Students will begin to create conceptual artwork that goes beyond just the technical aspects of creating artwork.  They will learn to use the technical aspects of creating to support the conceptual aspects of their work.   

 

ART III COURSE DESCRIPTION 

Art 3 provides students with the opportunity to explore media and to develop their own style of creating artwork.  Students will be applying the Elements and Principles of Art to create personal artistic expressions.  Students will be exploring the conceptual aspect of art. They will be creating conceptual works that are based more on ideas than simply aesthetics.  They will be using the technical skills learned in previous classes to create work that is aesthetically pleasing and that conveys specific concepts of the students choosing.  They will learn to use those technical aspects of creating to support the conceptual aspects of their work.   They will be gaining a greater understanding of why people make art, how art has meaning within its culture or society, and how art has the power to impact the world around us.  Drawing from observation and developing technical competency using a variety of media will continue to be emphasized. Periodic class critiques and the maintenance of a sketchbook and portfolio are required. Explored media include but are not limited to graphite, ink, colored pencil, watercolor, medium transfers, and acrylic paint.  Each student will determine most of the subject matter and concepts he/she deals with.  Students will be learning to think critically about art.  They will be introduced to many artists both from the past and more contemporary artists. Towards the end of the course, students will be writing an artist statement that describes why he or she creates art and that describes what defines his or her personal style of creating. 

 

MUSIC:  All music classes meet during the school day. 

Choir
Honor Choir
Pep Band
Band
Praise Band

 

MUSIC PERFORMANCES:

Heritage Banquet
Christmas Concert
Mission Outreach to greater Jackson community
Spring Concert
Jackson Choral Festival

 

SPECIAL MUSICOFFERINGS (AUDITION BASED; CO-CURRICULAR):

Treble Honor Choir  - 6th grade
All Northwest Honor Choir
All West Band
All State Choir

 

THEATRE:

Winter Musical, 6th grade – 12th  grade
Student assistants for both elementary productions (service hours earned as well).