The Secondary school art electives introduce students to the various forms of the visual arts, such as painting, drawing, sculpting and more. Students learn how to look at a work of art, identify and compare key characteristics in artworks, and understand the role that art has played throughout history. Through hands-on studio activities, virtual museum tours, discussion and research, learners develop an overall appreciation for the art they encounter in their daily lives and the ability to manipulate a variety of art mediums.
The visual and film related art courses at Cherokee Christian Schools provide students an environment where the process of discovery, exploration and creativity is celebrated. The creative ability of each student is developed into talent through practice and perseverance. By the time the students enter secondary school, they are offered more specialized training.
Both electives and clubs are available to Secondary School students to introduce a fundamental understanding of film including, but not limited to elements of plot, character study, set design, sound design, camera shots and angles, screenplay writing, and more. Students have the opportunity to study and review several films as well as write original screenplays. They can then take these learned skills to pursue their passion for film by being an integral part of the filmmaking process. They will be immersed in the pre-production, production, and post-production of CCS original films. As cast and/or crew members, students will become familiar with acting, directing, makeup and wardrobe, lighting, sound design, cinematography, editing, and much more.
The fine arts secondary school student also has access to leadership opportunities through their participation in the Masterworks Studios program if they choose this focus.