Covenant Day's visual arts program strives to provide a comprehensive program which will cultivate personal development and a sense of joy and confidence in students as they create and share their artwork. The curriculum includes the elements of art and principles of design while incorporating art history and art appreciation as an integral part of the studies. Young artists are free to express individual God-given creativity while they learn the value of perseverance during the process of creating art.
Kindergarten art is created daily as it is integrated into the curriculum. Kindergarten students study famous artists of the Impressionist Period and display their creations transforming our school hallways into a real art museum.
Lower school art is a time for exploration and wonder. The curriculum is sequential classical art training and is complemented with the opportunity to create from imagination and explore problem solving. Art history and art appreciation are also an integral part of the studies. Students are encouraged to make choices to communicate their thoughts, feelings, and perceptions. An underlying desire of the art department is to provide a comprehensive art program which will cultivate personal development and a sense of joy and confidence as students express the beauty of God’s creation which they can then share with others.
Middle school art is an elective that builds on the foundations taught in lower school and allows the students to build their knowledge, skills and understanding of art in a clear and logical fashion. High school art maximizes all levels of training by allowing students to become more self-directed. Art I, II, III, and IV/AP are course offerings where students may study drawing, painting, ceramics, photography, and graphic arts. All the students have the opportunity to display their works during ArtFest, Covenant Day’s annual art exhibit. Students are also given the chance to participate in various contests, exhibits, and some artists have even had their work published.
Outreach & The Arts
The visual arts students are also very active in outreach ministry. The high school students utilize their interior design training to assist with the ContainIt initiative as well as bringing awareness to Matthews Habitat for Humanity during the InNovate ReNovate Restore Design Challenge. Lower school art students create hundreds of ceramic bowls for Empty Bowls every other year. These bowls are available for donations during a soup lunch and 100 percent of the funds raised benefits nonprofits organizations.
Art Shows & Events
InNovate ReNovate: Restore Design Challenge
Patriotic Art Competition & Exhibition
Pineville Art Show
Scholastic Art & Writing Awards
Novant Health Art Exhibit (Matthews)
South Regional Library Exhibit
Youth Art Month
Mint Hill Arts Competition
Covenant Day ArtFest
Lower School & Middle School
Art (Grades 1-8)
Art I-IV AP Studio Drawing
Interior Design 1 and 2
National Art Honor Society
National Junior Art Honor Society