Students creating artwork in classroom


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.

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

Marcia Malloy is an art educator with 35 years teaching experience. She holds a B.A. in Architecture from Virginia Tech. After a few years pursuing that field, she discovered the joy of teaching students to draw and seeing them grow in their artistic pursuits. Classes at Rhode Island School of Design, NoVa, and the Torpedo Factory gave her the skills she needed to accomplish these goals.  

Since 1988, she has taught art to elementary and upper school students at Christian Assembly Academy, Dominion Christian School, and for 17 years at Trinity Christian School in Fairfax, VA. During that time, she also taught homeschool and private classes. Moving to Leesburg in 2007, she taught summer camps at Art Square. Retiring from Trinity in 2014, she opened a studio in her home and taught classes at Right at Home, Assisi Bridge Coop, CHRSM, and Hearts for the Lord. She is delighted to teach high school students at Evergreen Christian School.  

Picture of Art Teacher

This site provides information using PDF, visit this link to download the Adobe Acrobat Reader DC software.