A Christian Focus for the Arts
Did God place within humans both the desire and the ability to create things that are unique and lovely? If so, are there divine standards that apply to the creation and appreciation of works of art?
Fine Arts Portfolio Checklist
A sample checklist for grading fine arts portfolios. This table accompanies the Oct/Nov 2008 Journal of Adventist Education article, "Fine-Arts Education in North American Division Secondary Schools" (Vol 71:1, pp.28-32).
Fine-Arts Education in North American Division Secondary Schools
How strong is the fine-arts program in the North American Division? Are the courses offered in Adventist academies adequate to prepare students to pursue a college major and seek a career in the fine arts? The author shares results from research across NAD...
Incredible Art Department
Link to lesson plans, art rubrics-file, art careers, resources, art-math science, art-technology, heroes project, architecture, African-American, sculpture, photography, and more art education resources.
JAE Editorial: The Gift of Creativity
The focus of this issue of the Journal is to present a strong argument in favor of preserving the arts as: (1) a vital and necessary component of each school’s program of instruction, (2) essential for the wholistic development of each student, and (3)...
NAD Fine Arts Curriculum Guide K-8
The NAD curriculum guide for teaching the fine arts in elementary grades. It includes philosophy, purpose statement, scope and sequence, terminology, time line, activities, history, and sample objectives for each grade level.
The Not-So-Expendable Curriculum
Referencing Jensen's brain research,Ellen White's recommendations regarding harmonious development, the research compendium 'Critical Links', the USA National No Child left Behind education initiative, Caroline Kennedy, and Dudamel with the National System...
To Educate the Imagination
Justification for fine arts education for college students. Primary value of the arts to technical majors is to foster change and growth, which furthers the primary goal of Adventist education. The arts change people by enlarging their sympathies, promoting...
Why Are the Arts Important?