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US Fine Arts

The goal of the Fine Arts Department is to encourage the creativity, talents, ideas, skills, and imagination of each student who is interested in the visual and performing arts. Each teacher is filled with a passion to guide students to explore their God-given talents in positive ways through self-expression and the beauty of creativity. The Fine Arts Department strives to walk out the words of Ephesians 2:10, “For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.”
  • AP Studio Art 2-D Design

    See Page 3 of the Academic Planning Guide for more information about Pre-AP/AP requirements.

    Prerequisites: Drawing/Painting I or Art Photography, and instructor approval

    This course is designed to help students create and develop a portfolio of artwork. Students create artwork for the sustained investigation and quality sections of their portfolio. While creating their portfolio, students develop competition-level artwork. This course will result in the student completing a 2D design portfolio using the guidelines set by the AP College Board. Students taking this course are required to submit a portfolio of completed work in lieu of a written AP exam. See page 3 of the A.P.G. for registration and payment information.
  • AP Studio Art 3-D Design

    See page 3 of the Academic Planning Guide for more information about Pre-AP/AP requirements.

    Prerequisites: Sculpture and Ceramics I and instructor approval

    Students will explore three-dimensional forms with a variety of materials, such as clay, wood, plaster, papier-mâché, found objects, and fabric. These raw materials will be used in creating expressive sculptural designs that incorporate form and space, and relate the three-dimensional form to its environment. Students will produce several projects of high quality, college-level artwork. These projects will begin with exploring the elements and principles of design, and will involve each student developing an individual line of enquiry, experimentation, and risk-taking. Summer work is highly recommended. This course will result in the student completing a 3D design portfolio using the guidelines set by the AP College Board. Students taking this course are required to submit a portfolio of completed work in lieu of a written AP exam. See page 3 of the A.P.G. for registration and payment information.
  • AP Studio Art Drawing

    See Page 3 of the Academic Planning Guide for more information about Pre-AP/AP requirements.

    Prerequisites: Drawing and Painting I and instructor approval

    In this course, students will address a very broad interpretation of drawing issues and media. Line quality, light and shade, rendering of form, composition, surface manipulation, and the illusion of depth and mark-making are drawing topics that can be addressed through a variety of means, which could include painting, printmaking, mixed media, etc. This course will result in the student completing a drawing portfolio using the guidelines set by the AP College Board. Students taking this course are required to submit a portfolio of completed work in lieu of a written AP exam. See page 3 of the A.P.G. for registration and payment information.
  • Art I

    This course emphasizes basic elements of art (line, shape/form, value, space, and color) and principles of design (proportion, repetition, balance, variety, and unity) within the disciplines of drawing, painting, printmaking, pottery, and sculpture. A wide variety of media is explored including graphite, pastels, colored pencils, watercolor, acrylic, collage, paper mache, clay, and mixed media. This course is designed to enhance students’ creative and technical abilities in art. Daily assignments and longer projects are assigned to enhance students’ proficiency of self-expression. Students will be introduced to art history through projects and presentations.
  • Art Photography

    Prerequisites: Art I

    This course focuses on students’ technical development with photography while honing their aesthetic sensibilities. Students improve their skills with digital cameras and become familiar with aperture, shutter speed, depth of field, and other technical aspects of photography. Much of class time is spent developing and modifying images in Adobe Photoshop.
  • Band US

    (Fine Arts or Physical Education credit)

    The Upper School Band comprises the Pep Band and Marching Band in the fall, and the Concert Band and Jazz Band in the spring. The Pep Band and Marching Band, along with the Drum Line, focus on various styles of music (for example, pop, rock, and jazz) for performances at pep rallies and football games. The Concert and Jazz Bands perform at school concerts, competitions, and community concerts. The goal of this class is to provide students with a Christ-centered music education that includes music theory, improvisation, and the reading of sacred and secular literature. Students have the opportunity to participate in district and state competitions, community concerts, seasonal and holiday concerts, Artist’s Garden, and Fine Arts Department musical productions.
  • Chorale

    Prerequisites: Voice placement

    Chorale is a mixed choir of different levels of singers. This group sings serious repertoire as well as pop and Broadway styles of music. Students will learn to read music, sing with proper vocal technique, and perform in various venues. Chorale participates in TAPPS Regional and State Competitions. This exciting group will be challenged to reach their full potential!
  • Dance Team

    Prerequisites: Audition

    (Fine Arts or Physical Education credit)

    The Dance Team is made up of young women dedicated to dancing as they cheer for the LCS sports teams. Dance Team increases school spirit and performs at various halftime events. A dancer is dedicated to early morning practices, after-school sporting events, competitions, clinics, and community performances, as well as performing in Artist’s Garden. The time commitment consists of daily practices, frequent weekend practices, and other after-school requirements. Above all, an LCS dancer has a personal, growing relationship with Jesus Christ. Dance Team members are selected in the spring. Character, grades, conduct, recommendations, and talent are all considered.
  • Drawing & Painting I

    Prerequisites: Art I

    This intermediate course is designed to enhance students’ abilities with two-dimensional art. Students will progress through advanced drawing concepts with a number of different media. They will then utilize their drawing skills within painting and mixed-media assignments. Each student will strive to create original artwork at a competition level.
  • Drawing & Painting II

    Prerequisites: Drawing and Painting I

    Students will further explore drawing and painting mediums. An emphasis will be placed on competition-level works and personal expression.
  • Drawing & Painting III

    Prerequisites: Drawing and Painting II

    Students will further explore drawing and painting mediums. An emphasis will be placed on competition-level works and personal expression.
  • Drawing & Painting IV

    Prerequisites: Drawing and Painting III

    Students will further explore drawing and painting mediums. An emphasis will be placed on competition-level works and personal expression.
  • Encore

    Prerequisites: Theatre I plus audition

    (Fine Arts,Physical Education or Speech credit)

    This advanced theatre course is designed for students who wish to continue studying acting as part of a theatrical troupe. Students will perform, direct, and compete in various scenes, plays, and school-wide productions. Students also explore stagecraft and technical theatre, as well as directing and producing. Students must be willing to participate in productions, competitions, and many other projects. Throughout the preparation of each project, students explore acting styles, acting methods, and various areas of theatre. This class requires outside rehearsals (after school and on weekends), performances, and travelling.
  • Graphic Design/Digital Art I

    Prerequisites: Art I

    Students will use Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, and other programs to create graphic design images, digital sketches, and paintings. Technical aspects of digital brushes, painting tools, and layering images will be explored. Elements of art and principles of design will be stressed as students learn to navigate within computer programs to create original artwork.

  • Graphic Design/Digital Art II

    Students will use Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, and other programs to create graphic design images, digital sketches, and paintings. Technical aspects of digital brushes, painting tools, and layering images will be explored. Elements of art and principles of design will be stressed as students learn to navigate within computer programs to create original artwork.
  • Sculpture & Ceramics I

    Prerequisites: Art I

    This intermediate course is designed to enhance students’ abilities with three-dimensional art. Functional pieces, relief sculpture, and sculpture will be explored with a variety of media. While wheel-throwing and hand-building with clay, students will create work that is structurally sound and visually elegant. Clay principles and firing techniques will be explored in-depth. Additionally, students will explore other areas of 3D art using a variety of materials such as cardboard, wire, papier-mâché, and wood. Each student will be encouraged to create original competition-level artwork.
  • Sculpture & Ceramics II

    Prerequisites: Sculpture and Ceramics I

    Students will further explore other sculpture and ceramic ideas. An emphasis will be placed on competition-level works and personal techniques.
  • Sculpture & Ceramics III

    Prerequisites: Sculpture and Ceramics II

    Students will further explore other sculpture and ceramic ideas. An emphasis will be placed on competition-level works and personal techniques.
  • Sculpture & Ceramics IV

    Prerequisites: Sculpture and Ceramics III

    Students will further explore other sculpture and ceramic ideas. An emphasis will be placed on competition-level works and personal techniques.
  • Theatre I

    This course introduces students to the principles of acting through studying various acting styles and notable teachers. Students participate in workshops that explore improvisation, competitive drama, and various scene work including monologues, theatre history, duet acting, and more.
  • Worship Culture

    Prerequisites: Audition and interview

    This course introduces students to leading the body of Christ in worship through the art of music. Students will worship together and learn more about instruments, singing, harmonizing, and song writing. Students will also participate in the Christmas Concert and TAPPS.
  • Yearbook

    This class introduces first-time yearbook students to journalism, graphic design, and photography. Students who have taken the class before will be expected to delve deeper into each of these areas and have a higher level of productivity. The class will use Jostens Yearbook Avenue software and Canon Rebel T7i and 70D cameras. It requires time management and self-motivation. Photoshop and/or art photography experience is a tremendous benefit but not required.

Department Faculty

  • Photo of Victoria Dedeaux
    Mrs. Victoria Dedeaux
    Specials, US Fine Arts
    Assistant Band Director
    Bio
  • Photo of Jennifer Freeman
    Mrs. Jennifer Freeman
    MS Fine Arts, US Fine Arts
    US Theatre Director
    Bio
  • Photo of Brandon Graham
    Mr. Brandon Graham
    US Fine Arts
    US Art Teacher
    Bio
  • Photo of Jordan Guillory
    Mrs. Jordan Guillory
    US Fine Arts
    Dance Team Director
  • Photo of Matthew Habern
    Mr. Matthew Habern
    Athletics Administration, US Fine Arts, US Career Development
    Digital Media Production Coordinator
    Bio
  • Photo of Karla Lambert
    Mrs. Karla Lambert
    US Fine Arts
    Fine Arts Accompanist
    Bio
  • Photo of Joanna Mann
    Mrs. Joanna Mann
    MS Fine Arts, US Fine Arts
    MS/US Art Teacher
    Bio
  • Photo of Renee McCrea
    Mrs. Renee McCrea
    Administration, US Fine Arts
    Yearbook Coordinator
    Bio
  • Photo of Kaleigh McFarland
    Mrs. Kaleigh McFarland
    MS Fine Arts, US Fine Arts
    MS/US Choir Director
    Bio
  • Photo of Juliet Meath
    Mrs. Juliet Meath
    MS Fine Arts, US Fine Arts
    Fine Arts Administrator
    Bio
  • Photo of Vivian Nichols
    Ms. Vivian Nichols
    Development, US Fine Arts
    Communications Associate/Yearbook Advisor
    Bio
  • Photo of Laura Ramirez
    Mrs. Laura Ramirez
    Administration, US Fine Arts
    Middle School Dean of Student Services, Dance Team Assistant Director
    Bio
  • Photo of Jason Umbach
    Mr. Jason Umbach
    Specials, MS Fine Arts, US Fine Arts
    Head Band Director
    Bio

1301 South Highway 377    |    Argyle, Texas 76226   |    940-294-2000

Liberty Christian School offers a Christ-centered, college preparatory education from prekindergarten through 12th grade with excellence in academics, fine arts, athletics, and spiritual life.