Visual Arts Classes

Painting

In this course we will be exploring color theory, techniques, mediums, and styles. This course will include both representational and abstract painting projects using a variety of materials. Through the use of paint, observation, and art history, students will gain a better understanding before approaching their canvases. This course will be a unique opportunity for our young artists to strengthen their painting skills, as well as enhance the way they observe the world God has given us to explore. All supplies are included.
Image by Debby Hudson
Leaves Drawing

Drawing

Students will have the opportunity to explore the creativity of God, the world, others, and themselves through learning the foundational principles and techniques of drawing and illustration. This class will guide students in creating a portfolio of work that showcases their own visual journey of self-expression and understanding the world around them. All supplies are included.

Photography

Through this class, students will receive the foundational knowledge needed to take photographs on any device from smartphones to digital cameras. Students will have opportunities to not only develop their skills to showcase a series of work, but also to train their eye to see the world through new lenses of beauty and wonder. Feel free to bring your own digital camera or smartphone for this class. If you don’t own one but would still love to sign up, let us know!
Zooming Camera
Image by Eftakher Alam

Photoshop

Students will learn the principles of great design and typography while using the professional-grade Adobe Photoshop software to create digital drawings, logos, and more. No previous experience with graphic design or specific design applications is required.

Artistic Storytelling

All art tells a story, even without words. This class will dive into the idea of using the written word as art, especially in using words to “paint” descriptions and weave together beautiful stories that have personal meaning. Students will explore story structure and be introduced to some of the great stories that have been penned by other artists of the written word. Throughout the semester, students will also work on a creative story of their own to be showcased at the IBAA Gallery in May.
Image by Nong Vang
Special Effects Makeup Image.jpeg

Special Effects Makeup

In this course we will be exploring different techniques within the realm of special effects make up. Through the use of unique materials, color palettes, textures, and patterns the students will gain knowledge and experience in transforming the human bodies into a beautiful work of art. Our exploration will include a large variety of styles; cuts, bruises and wounds, anywhere to wrinkles and burns. This is a beginning level course that welcomes all levels of experience and interests. Within this class our goal is to ultimately learn how to connect the performers to their roles with the use of make up...and of course, having a ton of fun!