Our Passion for the Arts
A Fine Arts Educator Perspective
What Daniel Smith’s quote expresses is our heart’s desire and goal for students at Suffolk Christian Academy. God is the author of the Arts, as depicted in the Creation story in Genesis. For too long, the Arts have been dominated by worldly thought and influence. It is important to cultivate students towards a love of God in the Arts, and of their God-given talents. Students are encouraged to worship God through the Arts utilizing their individual giftedness. As image-bearers we reflect a Holy God when we take part in the Arts.
Often, students do not believe that God has given them any abilities in the Arts, however, because we are bearers of God’s image. Throughout the year, it is important to discover each student’s ability and encourage them to explore how the Lord would have them grow as a fine art student. Our hope is that through their fine arts experiences, that students learn to bring God glory as fine arts students at SCA.
Our Art Programs
Our Drama Programs
Preschool and Elementary School
High School Drama is a year-long, entry-level high school class in Theatre Arts which is designed to stimulate the student’s creative abilities. It is a performance-oriented class which focuses on the development of communication skills specifically as they relate to theatre. Emphasis is placed on the development of concentration, observation, monologues, improvisation, and character-development skills. Other areas included are character analysis, theater history, and some script writing and reading. Class activities include monologues, duet acting, improvisation, costuming, make-up, and an introduction to technical aspects to play production.