The Arts at Pacifica
Originally posted August 21, 2019
Reflecting the Image of our Creator through the Arts
We were made to create. to communicate and express all that is within-us — all that is true, beautiful, and good!
As God is the creator, so humans are meant to be creative. Pacifica Arts gives students the skills and opportunity to express who they are and what moves them as people. In sharing their works to the community they learn to take risks and to add beauty to our world.
In the classroom
The classroom is a dynamic learning environment where students are able to learn, take risks, and grow as artists. As students are guided by skilled instructors, they are introduced to the fundamentals of technique, encouraged to explore God’s created world, and inspired to create works of their own. In the classroom, students become comfortable with the creative process and find their voices as artists.
Public exhibition and performance are vital components of the creative process. Throughout the school year, students are encouraged to make use of the many opportunities to exhibit their work. When students share substantial and meaningful work, it establishes a connection between artist and audience and creates an opportunity for dialogue.
Finishing with critique
Reflection and critique serve as a catalyst for growth. Faculty and student-led critique provides an opportunity to celebrate successes and identify areas for improvement. Not only is this process built into classroom rhythms, but it is also a significant part of each exhibition and performance. The practice of offering and receiving critique builds character, refines artistic expression, and propels the artist toward greater excellence.
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