The MPCS visual arts program begins in lower school where students not only study famous artists, but are presented with some challenging projects that imitate each artist's style. Lower and middle school students experiment in various mediums such as clay, glass, cardboard, wire, paper mache, plaster, watercolors, oil paints, and fabric. The third grade even takes on the task of turning raw sheep wool into yarn through the technique of washing, combing, and dying the wool. Another grade level explores and creates art pieces through weaving.
Art classes at all levels provide students with a creative environment and encourage a desire to explore the history of art and the spiritual influences reflected through art. Middle schoolers study African masks, creating their own in terra cotta and researching the spirituality behind the mask art.
The high school visual art program offers additional mediums for students, and allows students to focus on one area of visual arts. High school art course include: 2D/3D classes, pottery, photography, graphic design, audio engineering, and videography. Audio engineering courses provide students the opportunity to work in the Murray SoundLab on state-of-the-art equipment, preparing them for careers in the field of audio engineering.
In addition to creating art in class, the visual arts program offers opportunities for students to submit and display their art in our student gallery as well as local student shows outside of school.
MPCS student artists develop a personal aesthetic through a program that is rich with cultural art experiences, ultimately equipping them to use their skills to tangibly honor God through their artistic gifts.