UPPER SCHOOL FINE ARTS
The Fine Arts department of Loganville Christian Academy exists to help students identify their God-given talents and develop them in a manner to be used for God’s glory.
LCA’s visual arts curriculum focuses primarily on the ever increasing need for students to become visually literate. In the technological age we now live in, it is imperative that citizens understand and respond to the impact visual icons and media have on our culture. The notion of using images to impact our thoughts and influence our choices cannot be understated. At the same time, expressing thoughts and ideas using visual imagery is a skill requiring higher order thinking and problem solving abilities.
LCA offers high school introductory and advanced classes in photography, drawing, painting (2D) and sculpture (3D). These courses are designed to challenge students to solve problems using various tactile materials appropriate to the class. Students explore and experiment with different media to:
1. master one or more technical skills
2. make a visual statement
3. practice product presentation
All of these skills are necessary in future workplaces throughout the world. Exploration with both theme and material is emphasized along with personal reflection on ideas of an academic, spiritual and social nature. Examples include master works throughout the ages to motivate and inspire student ideas. Students are challenged on personal passion and individual abilities are assessed through observation of base-line performance.
The LCA Band program is growing in quantity and quality with each passing year. Under the direction of Mr. Adam Ralston, the band is currently preparing for this year’s performances with The Lion Pride Marching Band and the Upper School Concert Bands. Students come together with varying skill levels to form the concert band as well as to perform in smaller ensembles with their grade level. Students participate in the ACSI band festival in the spring with the opportunity to audition for local district honor bands and All-State band.
The theatre program is designed to allow students who are interested in acting and staging to participate in full length productions. The high school curriculum includes a variety of theatre courses. The Kidstuf team, made up of high school students, present a production for the lower school students on a weekly basis. Theatre students compete each year in the GISA 3-AAA One Act Play competition in the fall as well as performing for the public.
Middle school chorus is offered to 6th- 8th grade students as a semester course. The content includes teaching music theory as well as proper singing techniques. The class culminates with a concert at the end of the semester.
It is good to give thanks to the Lord and sing praises to Your name, O Most High. Psalm 92:1