Students at King’s Ridge Christian School can exercise their creativity and imagination as they participate in a wide variety of visual arts opportunities. The students work with a diverse array of mixed media in order to learn about art history, culture and production.
Lower School students are exposed to drawing, watercolor, oil, pastels, tempera and mixed media. Acclaimed artist, Lisa Palmer, inspires and creates enthusiasm for not only individual projects but group installations that are visible throughout campus. Lower School students display their work throughout the year to showcase talents.
While in Middle School, students expound upon these skills preparing them for a drawing, painting and ceramics studio in High School. All schools participate in the annual Empty Bowl project with all proceeds benefiting Forsyth County Meals by Grace and bi-annually recognize nationally the day of peace participating in Pinwheels for Peace.
High School students present their works each semester with in-house art exhibitions and participate in state competitions. Within the visual arts department framework of studio practice, critique, and exhibition, students develop skills to articulate their ideas and process, and are encouraged to become self-directed in pursuing their own subject matter and concept areas in their artwork.
Each student has the option to take Art I for High School credit beginning in 8th grade to accelerate their path to AP Art with a diverse portfolio. Pairing traditional arts training with contemporary art-making practices, the Visual Art Department’s curriculum equally values process and product. Faculty teach technical skills that build critical integrity to cultivate young artists who are independent and ambitious thinkers and makers. Award winning artist, Patricia Zeitz leads the visual art programs 7th-12th grade.
Recent college acceptances, Savannah School of Art and Design, Auburn University, Kennesaw State University, Miami University (Ohio), Georgia College
Clubs: National Honors Art Society