The award-winning visual arts program at Charlotte Christian allows students at the earliest stages to delve into the world of art by studying great artists, growing their creativity, and fine-tuning their technical skills. From ministry to campus art shows to local, statewide and national competitions, opportunities abound for students to demonstrate their love and mastery of art.
The lower school art education program at Charlotte Christian introduces all JK-grade 5 students to various techniques and media including drawing, painting, sculpture, collage, watercolor, oil pastels, and more. Students are encouraged in their creativity to express the beauty of God’s creation and participate in campus Collage Art Shows and local arts festivals.
The middle school art curriculum builds upon the lower school foundations with further investigation of the Elements and Principles of Design and creative problem solving strategies. The students’ art shows at Festival in The Park, The Collage Art Shows and competes in the Scholastic Art & Writing Competition. Art is an elective in Middle School and is available all three years.
Upper school students have the opportunity to advance to numerous class options including Art II, Studio Art Honors, AP Studio Art, Digital Photography, Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop and AP Art History. Students utilize basic “principles of design” and master the ability to see artistically and solve visual problems creatively. Students also compete in numerous art competitions including the Scholastic Art & Writing Competition, Congressional Art Competition, Patriotic Art Competition, Festival in the Park, Matthews ArtFest, and the school’s own Collage Art Shows.