The Iowa Basic Skills tests were taken, the school’s gardens were tucked in for the winter, and the golf clubs and archery equipment have all been put away. Winter’s cold shows up now more often than not in the mornings. But none of that blunts the enthusiasm of learning and fun at Stone Ridge SDA Christian School.
What do kids do when they don’t have a gym and it’s wet and cold outside? Well, they turn to art of course!
October was a great month for several different art techniques. Blind contour drawing is looking at a picture and drawing it without looking down at what you’re drawing. The primary color exercise is using only the primary colors in an abstract way. The stained glass painting class focused on using blocks of color to give depth and interest to your subject. These were just a few of the ever increasing art skills the students are learning.
Kristen, age 7, likes the painting part of art best. She enthusiastically explains, “I like putting the paint on the brush and then brushing it all over on the paper.”
When asked what he likes about art, Dalton, age 10, replied, “I like making art.” His favorite project was the stained glass painting. “It’s really fun for me.”
Their teacher, Mr. Carlson (Mr. C), says, “Creativity and self-expression within the context of a Christian environment draws the students into a closer relationship with their Creator and helps them appreciate diversity.”
At Stone Ridge SDA Christian School, whether it’s art or arithmetic, reading or recess, the aim is always to give the students an opportunity to come into a closer relationship to their Creator and friend Jesus.
By Collene Klick
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