There are few areas in life where the idea of being made in the image of something else are more clear than in the world of the visual arts. Everyday students understand what it is to create and to make things in the image of other things. It is a glimpse of what God must have felt like during Creation and it is an opportunity for intimacy with God that few other artists will every have.
NCCS introduces students to the Visual Arts starting in the first grade. Lower School students have art class once a week where they begin learning the basics of the visual arts world. Moving into Middle School, 5th and 6th graders have class three times a week and 7th and 8th grade students meet four times a week. For both Lower School and Middle School, classes are a combination of a variety of media and techniques that includes painting, drawing, printing, weaving, sculpting, and many others. The broad exposure to visual arts in early grades allows for identification of skills and techniques that help focus the student's talent as they develop on into Upper School. In Upper School students are able to expand their artistic interests by taking classes about a specific discipline or technique.
The Academy of the Arts offers a track in the Visual Arts. This is a track for students who are keenly focused on creating artwork in many media and want to make that a part of their lives after leaving high school and even college. For more on that, please click on the Academy of the Arts link.