Creating Beautiful Work
One of the ideals that we strive for at WCS is for students to create beautiful work. Our theme verse this year shows us the character of God - his abundance, his power, his imagination and creativity. He is and provides more than we can ever imagine! Read these verses from The New International Reader’s version of Ephesians 3:20,21 “God is able to do far more than we could ever ask for or imagine. He does everything by his power that is working in us. Give him glory in the church and in Christ Jesus. Give him glory through all time and for ever and ever. Amen.”
As we teach and guide students in the area of visual art, dramatic arts, and music as art, we teach students to recognize the beauty of creation, the beauty of sound and things visual. God wants us to experience the power of observation and creation. Imagination is one of the most sacred things we have. It enables us to experience the joy and beauty of the creative process, in which God Himself delights as the Creator. The arts offer pathways for all students to deepen their understanding of God and to participate creatively in His beautiful, redemptive work in our world. (acsi.org)
Skill, craftsmanship, beauty, clarity, balance, and other timeless elements are to be studied and practiced to produce an almost endless variety of quality artistic works. Education in these active pursuits, like all faithful Christian education, should set our kids on a lifelong trajectory toward maturity and wisdom. As scripture instructs us, “...whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things” (Philippians 4:8).
Carol Verbeek, Principal