The First Academy established a chapter of the high school National Art Honor Society in 2005 under the direction of Mrs.Gegerson. The NAHS recognizes students with exceptional artistic ability and talent, Service to others and exemplary character. It is open to students in grades 10-12 who qualify for membership. Every year, NAHS members choose a major service project, using their talents to inspire and extend Christ's love to others through community service.
Believing that God puts a part of His creative nature in each of us, TFA's Upper School Visual Arts Program aims to develop and equip young people to visually impact the community and the world with the foundational truth that God is our Creator. We are dedicated to God's Word and His Truth so we seek to incorporate these values into our art program through creative ventures in Art Foundations, 2-D design, 3-D Design, Creative Book design, Drawing and Painting, Printmaking, Ceramics and Advanced Visual Arts.
Students are encouraged to use artistic talent to bring beauty into the daily lives of others and to develop their talents to effect positive change in the world of arts and entertainment. They explore a variety of art media and thematic content while developing skills in visual memory and higher-order thinking that can effectively transfer to core academic areas.
Students routinely participate in competitive art exhibits and have won numerous awards, including ribbons from The Downtown Rotary Street Painting Festival, Winter Park Art Festival, Windermere Art Festival and a student represented TFA in the Capital's United States Congressional Art Competition. A good percentage of our students choose to continue study in visual arts in college.
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