At a recent Friday nature study, Redeemer Classical hosted the president of the Fort Wayne Artist's Guild, John Kelty. He did a watercolors demonstration as he talked, showing the children how he paints outside (which artists call "plein air," meaning painting outside in outdoor daylight). Take a look at what happened in the pictures below. … Continue reading Visiting Artist Shows How To Paint In Watercolors Outside
As Redeemer Classical students study birds and insects this year for science, the coordinating nature walks will include birdhouse and bird feeder building, a visit from a local artist who paints outdoors, show 'n tells with local entomologists and bird watchers, a guided hike at Eagle Marsh during Monarch butterfly migration season, sledding, insect collection, … Continue reading The 2018-19 Nature Walks Schedule Is Posted!
Our amazing art teacher, Meghan, does both picture study of famous artists with students and guides them through their own reproductions in a wide variety of media. This week it was sculpting an imitation of the face of Michelangelo's Moses statue. You might think that would be impossible for five, six, and seven-year-olds (and up). … Continue reading Look At What Our Art Students Sculpted This Week
In a recent art class, Redeemer Classical students studied, then worked to replicate in sculpture, a painting by famous American artist Winslow Homer, "The Fog Warning." Here is the painting below. Students studied and discussed the painting, then learned some basics about sculpture with instructor Meghan Schultz. Here are some of their creations. If you're … Continue reading See What Students Are Doing In Art Class Lately
Jay P. Greene is an education researcher who leads the related doctoral program at the University of Arkansas. He has done several well-respected (and unusual for the field) studies on the importance of arts education, particularly how visiting art museums and viewing live theater help students develop interpersonal skills, historical knowledge, and thinking skills. So, … Continue reading Why ‘Arts Integration’ Like The STEAM Fad Usually Doesn’t Work Like Promised
Art is important to human culture and to enlarging and refining the souls of both young and old. This is why art is not an elective to us, but part of our core curriculum. We believe in training students to recognize and carefully practice specific art skills and knowledge as a crucial foundation for their … Continue reading What Our Art Class And Classroom Look Like