At Fellowship, we believe the visual arts are an essential element of a well rounded education, and we value this creative development in our students. We offer a number of classes in the visual arts for students to explore a variety of materials and methods. Students who participate in visual arts classes have the opportunity to display their work at competitions and venues throughout the school year. These include, but are not limited to, ACSI art competitions, Scholastic Art Awards, and various other Georgia art shows.
Elementary School students participate in visual arts classes each year from K-4 through 3rd grade. These courses focus on basic elements of art, while developing the tactile skills needed to create. Specific emphasis is placed on intentionality and expression. In 4th and 5th grades, students may choose to continue in the visual arts in the form of Spark and Ignite electives.
Middle School students in grades 6th and 7th take visual arts as a portion of a “wheel rotation”. These classes serve to further develop students’ physical skills and deepen their understanding of the elements of art. Emphasis is placed on a variety of materials and individual expression. 8th grade students may continue in visual arts as an elective course, where they will experience 3-D art and specific portfolio building to prepare for High School rigor.
High School students must complete one year of Arts offerings, with Visual offering multiple options for completion. At the introductory level, the High School offers Drawing, Ceramics, Painting, Photography, Print Making, Sculpture and Set Design. Many of these disciplines will lead into Advanced levels and ultimately end up in one of three AP level courses; 2-D, 3-D, or Drawing.
Elementary School students have digital technology interwoven throughout their curriculum, however as they progress through Elementary School, they will have more opportunity to create digitally. 4th and 5th grade students may take a Digital Photography class or a Yearbook class as a Spark and Ignite elective. Both programs allow students to learn the basics of digital media for creativity.
Middle School students have the opportunity to enroll in electives where they are exposed to digital process and media. Middle School Yearbook allows students to learn page layout and basic photography skills. Middle School Production Arts will expose students to cameras for TV and Film, as well as still frame. Many Core classes will also integrate digital methods within projects and curriculum, taking advantage of the school’s one to one technology.
High School students may choose to take introductory level digital classes in the form of Photography, Digital 2-D Design, and Film/TV. Each course has a corresponding progression into advanced levels, with Photography and Digital 2-D Design progressing into an AP offering. There are multiple areas for students to serve the community using the digital skill set, with Photo clubs that cover community events, Videographers that film athletics, as well as create compelling videos of FCS culture.