It is evident from Genesis 1:1 that God is creative. "In the beginning God created..." He authenticated creative activity and gave humanity as His image-bearers creative capacity. We are changed with stewardship of the created order (Genesis 1:28, 29), to be imitators of Him (Ephesians 5:1), and to glorify Him in all that we do (Colossians 3:17). The Isaac Newton Christian Academy art program is built on the foundation of the creative nature of God and His authorship of all that is beautiful and worthy of imitating. Toward this end, the art program will encourage students to acknowledge themselves as God's handiwork, created for good (artistic) works in Christ and to appreciate His creation through artistic expression.
The art program of Isaac Newton Christian Academy will approach art education holistically by cultivating students' creativity as well as their academic, social and spiritual development. God has endowed children with an unlimited capacity to express themselves creatively. It is the goal of the program to provide students with a nurturing environment, giving the freedom to take and learn from risks as they express themselves creatively.
The development of visual thinking skills achieved by learning how to create art will give students a powerful tool in creating academic thoughts and ideas as well. In stressing the importance of the artistic process, the student learns to appreciate making art, learning to work analytically to solve problems, to respect others' expression, and to interact in a group. While the study of technique and history play an important part in most facets of the curriculum, the most relevant way to achieve the program's goals is to create the product.