The visual arts help us make sense of the world in which we live. At ACA, we work through this idea in a spiritual setting. Art class is a time during the day to be creative, to apply basic learned artistic skills to invent a world where we can relate and connect. It is a means of communication, of release and of understanding. Sometimes when words are not enough, through the arts we give our students the means to express their thoughts and emotions. We guide our students to self-confidence and self-expression. We work toward artistic goals and we create something new every day. We experiment with different mediums including acrylics, watercolor and pastels, and we study the different aspects of Art History. Our art class is a place to connect and a place for the students to learn a little about themselves along the way.
Angela Allen Dickson