Fine Arts

The primary purpose of the arts at Augustine School is to develop a love of God’s creation as a work of art and to learn how to express that love through various creative and artistic mediums.

Fine Arts Overview

Art

The Fine Arts are an important aspect of a student’s education as well as providing an opportunity for the development of skills that can be useful in all of life. Students work with various media beginning in Lower School and work their way through the history of art by learning about and imitating the classics.

In addition to learning art history and experiencing various creative media,  students memorize a new artist statement each year:

  • 1st/2nd- “God is the ultimate artist.”
  • 3rd/4th- “Creation declares the glory of God.”
  • 5th/6th- “I am creative because I am an image bearer of God: the only true Creator.”
  • 7th/8th-“I must submit my viewing and creating of art to the lordship of Christ.”
  • 9th-12th- “The Christian life itself should be our greatest work of art.”

Music

Music is powerful. It has the power to represent and even to create the full range of human feeling and emotion in our souls. It is an essential means of praising and worshiping God. Our music instruction combines music history and appreciation with instruction in music theory and performance (both vocal and instrumental).