Our Passion for the Arts
A Teacher’s Perspective
What Craig Bartholomew expresses in that quote is my heart and objective as an Art teacher at Suffolk Christian Academy. My Creator is also the Creator of the Arts. For too long, the Arts have been arrested by modern thought and deism. As a Christian educator, I want to instill in my students a love of God, a love of the Arts, and an acceptance of their own God-given talents without comparison to anyone else. Every student can worship God through the Arts no matter the giftedness. We share in His image when we take part in the arts.
Many students (and parents) do not believe they received any giftedness in the Arts from God, but I believe this is impossible since we are made in God’s image; I make it a goal to discover each student’s ability which means I venture away from my own comfort zone. Thanks to my students I am always learning and adapting and listening for God’s leading as I pursue to bring Him glory as I teach Art at SCA.