Cultivating student creativity is crucial
Art and other creative projects play a prominent role in all Calvary classrooms. Students in K-8th grade participate in formal art education classes. (K-1st grade students attend art classes once a week and 2nd-8th grade students attend twice a week.)
Calvary’s visual arts program:
- Strives to bring Christ to the forefront of each student’s understanding of human creativity and the world that surrounds them
- Helps students develop an appreciation for their own artistic talent and the talent of others
- Focuses on art history and the events that shape the images and objects artists choose to make
- Builds art making skills in many different areas of 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional visual media
Students work in the following art media:
- Colored pencil
- Oil pastel
- Soft pastel
- Modeling clay
- Ceramic clay
- Acrylic paint
- Water color
Visual Art Opportunities
In addition to creating and displaying their artwork around the Calvary campus, students may take advantage of the following opportunities:
The Gathering of the Talents – Concordia University, Seward, Nebraska
A selection of K-8 student work is sent to Concordia University in Seward, NE in the annual Gathering of the Talents competition. Work is displayed alongside students from other elementary schools throughout the Midwest.
Lutheran High School Elementary Art Show – Lutheran High School, Kansas City, Missouri
A selection of K-8 work is submitted to Lutheran High School of Kansas City. This competition is judged and displayed by high school art students under the supervision of their art instructor and includes work created by students across the Kansas City metro area.
The Wolfram Art Gallery – LCMS International Center, St. Louis, Missouri
Starting in the 2013-2014 school year, a selection of student work will be displayed in the Wolfram Art Gallery in the Lutheran Church, Missouri Synod International Center in St. Louis, Missouri. This is an amazing opportunity for students to show their work in a professional art gallery to a very large audience.
The Center for Liturgical Arts (CLA) – Concordia University, Seward, Nebraska
Calvary’s art program has connections to artists working and operating the Center for Liturgical Arts at Concordia University, Nebraska. This organization has worked closely with schools to create new and unique artwork for worship. In working with the CLA, students gain an awareness of how the visual surrounding of a space can impact a worship experience. They also participate in valuable group and individual art making experiences. For more information, visit www.liturgicalart.org.