Every child can draw. Just ask first graders, “Who in this class is an artist?” Every hand will fly up! But, ask again in third grade and many will be hesitant. By fifth grade few children think they are artists. What happens to the confidence of those early years? Our art curriculum is designed so each student will see him or herself as an artist. The overarching pattern statement of the art curriculum is: Variety and details create interest. God created each student in His image to be interesting, unique, and to experience life in abundance.
Rock Creek students learn about themselves and the world around them through drawing, painting, and sculpture to create art about a variety of subjects. The young artists learn the elements of art: line, shape, color, texture, space, value, and form. Their artistic creations also implement the principles of design: pattern, rhythm, balance, proportion, emphasis, unity, and variety.
Art classes at Rock Creek teach students to create works of art rich in variety and detail while encouraging them to discover the variety and details in our world, God’s creation.