High School Visual Arts
Visual art at Briarcrest is all about learning the full process of making art. Creating is taught as a three fold process: strong content, communicated through expressive and accurate composing, and careful, intentional craftsmanship.
This mixed media piece by Taylor Palas captures the spiritual emphasis she feels toward life. After four years of study, Taylor articulately communicates her thoughts about color and people through watercolor on metallic paper with different drawing media. She adds folded pieces of origami as a complication of parts to a whole.
My definition of art has developed over the time I have been teaching at Briarcrest Christian School. For instance, I believe that if someone puts an object in a museum (whether the object looks like art or not) it is declared to be art by the people who set that standard for art in the museum/gallery/ society. It may not be good art, but it is dictated as art by the defining authorities.
Also, but not related to the former definition, I believe Art is the amalgamation of Truth and Beauty that defines or communicates Goodness. WHEN TRUTH collides (or you can fill in with any verb!!) with BEAUTY, ART LIVES IN THAT SPACE.
~ Jenna Fergus
High School Art Teacher