The Visual Arts curriculum is a framework for helping students learn the characteristics of art by using a wide range of subject matter, symbols, meaningful images, and visual expressions to reflect their ideas, feelings, and emotions, and to evaluate the merits of their efforts.


Arts Attack

Arts Attack Publications

Arts Attack Online is a comprehensive teacher-friendly art program that includes a teacher manual and online interactive lessons with an art teacher. The online program includes 8 new lesson plans for each grade from the 2002 DVD/video series.

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Davis Art

Davis Publications, Inc.

Explorations in Art has an online or text-based option. It is a comprehensive standards-based art program with complementary materials.


Statement of Discretion

Careful consideration has been taken to provide useful resources that will enhance this art curriculum. However, discretion is advised when using these resources as cultural mores may differ from one constituency to another. Philippians 4:8 reminds us that “Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy--meditate on these things.”

Standards, what learners should know and be able to do, serve as the framework for curriculum development. Standards in NAD Seventh-day Adventist schools reflect the Adventist worldview across the K-12 curricula as well as the integration of national and provincial/state standards. The Adventist worldview accepts the Bible as the standard by which everything else is measured. Four key concepts emerge from a biblical worldview that can be used as a lens for curriculum development, as well as informing the essential questions and big ideas of any content area: Creation, Fall, Redemption, and Re-creation.


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Major Themes:

  • Creating
  • Presenting
  • Responding
  • Connecting

Essential Question:

What conditions, attitudes, and behaviors enable the development of God-given creativity and innovative thinking in the visual arts?

Big Idea:

Created in God’s image, we are capable of using creativity and innovative thinking to reflect our ideas, feelings, and emotions through visual representations.

❝It brings me joy as a teacher to introduce my students to Jesus, the Master Artist. When we explore and develop the gift of creativity, we are allowing ourselves to be drawn closer to a beautiful aspect of Christ’s character. Even in a world marked by sin, there is still so much natural beauty to behold! We find God in both the details and the grandeur.❞

Lori Randall, Gobles Junior Academy