We are clay in
the hands of the magnificent artist, Father God. We are like Him in our desire to create. The art program of CHCS consists of experimentation with a wide variety of media so that we can express our lives, memories, dreams, and our faith through our artwork. Every grade level has projects of fabric, painting, 3-dimensional art, landscape, still-life and portrait.
We look to master artists from history so that we can recognize their innovations and appreciate their styles. Since art is a visual language in which color, line, shape, and value all contain “clues” to the meaning the artist is trying to convey, we have fun learning to “read” art. We revel in the knowledge that we are God’s workmanship created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.
Our music Course of Study has been designed so that students will be proficient in each of the National Music Content Standards as developed by the Music Educators’ National Conference. Our students are trained to use their talents to honor and glorify God, and to use Godly discernment in their music listening choices.
We have various choirs who perform in the Fine Arts Program. All ages are given the opportunity to sing in these groups. Smaller groups perform at other times throughout the school year including Fall Festival and Christmas. Band and group instrumental lessons are offered in 5th and 6th grades. The bands perform at Christmas and in the spring.
Students may take piano lessons during the school day. These students perform regularly in Chapel. Students in 6th grade are given the opportunity to perform in a select vocal ensemble and a hand bell choir. These are two of the groups that are often called upon to minister in our community.