Visual Arts

GRADES 5 and 6

In this class the students learn the basic techniques of drawing, watercolor, design, and collage. In addition to learning the Elements of Design, students learn to develop three-dimensional projects using paper.

Students are encouraged to enter art work in several local art contests, as well as in the annual FACCS (Florida Association of Christian Colleges and Schools) competition.

GRADES 7 and 8

Students in this course develop their artistic skills in drawing/shading (4 basic, 3-D forms) and painting (watercolor and acrylic). They also learn the Elements and Principles of Design and work with three-dimensional projects (clay and paper mache). On alternating years, students spend the second semesterdeveloping their art of Cartooning, creating their own original characters and comics.

Students are encouraged to enter art work in several local art contests, as well as in the annual FACCS (Florida Association of Christian Colleges and Schools) competition.

GRADES 9 through 12

While developing their artistic skills of drawing, painting (watercolor & acrylic), mixed-media, clay, collage, paper mache, linoleum, and block printing, these student-artists are given the challenge to document the times in which they live through their artwork. The course includes instruction in Architecture and Fashion Design. The artists have opportunity to display their art in local art shows and participate in field trips.

Students are encouraged to enter art work in several local art contests, as well as in the annual FACCS (Florida Association of Christian Colleges and Schools) competition.

Portfolio Artists
(Grades 9 through 12)

This is a select group of students who excel, not only in Art, but also in character. In order to qualify for ‘Portfolio’ a student must successfully complete one quarter of high school Art at ECS or bring in a portfolio (or substantial body of artwork) with a recommendation from a former Art Teacher.