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Art Foundations

As an entry-level elective, this course provides a strong foundation for exploration of a variety of art-making methods, materials, and processes in the visual arts. Knowledge of drawing & painting, photography & graphic design, and sculpture & design is gained through class discussions and art- making challenges. Understanding the elements of art and principles of design allows students to create and discuss art, both in class discussions and examination art in history and/or museums. An essential component of the Visual Arts program centers on an understanding of God as the Master Creator and how that understanding informs choices in art-making and judging works of art. Weekly visual journals allow students to explore their own personal voice in art.

About the Teacher

Priscilla Walsh

Mrs. Walsh holds an A.A.S. in Interior Design from Northern Virginia Community College in Sterling, VA. She seeks to encourage her students to thrive in Art and in the local community. She says: "I'm thrilled to be a part of this amazing blessing in Loudoun County. I value partnering with other believers in serving God, fulfilling his calling, and fellowshipping with other like-minded people. I am energized seeing everyone at ECS and myself do our best for the Lord."

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Graphic Design

Graphic Design is an advanced art class. Today’s culture is a visual culture. This course challenges students to produce meaningful work through their use of graphic design solutions. Class critiques provide a Christian context through which students judge all visual design. Projects are based on photography, traditional art methods, and digital applications, and apply an advanced understanding of design principles to a variety of applications. The required text provides a solid framework for the student to understand and learn step-by-step instructions for a variety of graphic design solutions. Weekly visual journals allow students to explore their own personal voice in art. Students are required to bring a laptop to class.

About the Teacher

Kristin Stitzlein

Miss Stitzlein holds a Visual Communications from the University of South Carolina in Columbia, S.C., and is thankful to be a part of the ECS faculty. She says,"I believe education is one of God's greatest gifts of grace to us - the ability to seek him out and get to know him and his creation, as well as the ability to use our education to serve others and be culture-makers alongside him. I hope to foster a lifelong love of learning in my students and encourage them to see and walk in the gifts and callings God has uniquely given to each of them."

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