In a strong classical education, it can be difficult to find the time and place for a rigorous focus on the arts. Many classical schools seek to integrate their subjects, weaving content between the disciplines. Although we celebrate a rich history of integrating subjects in order to address and train the whole intellect, teaching the arts in a classical context often falls short of providing every student with a strong art education. The Latin term “Imago Dei” reminds us that we are created in God’s image, and thus we reflect the Creator. We love to create because we were made to create. It is on this premise that art classes can be focused. In this session, participants will learn logical and practical approaches for combining the study of humanities with art education. Works of art — in a variety of mediums and styles — reflect the period being studied, giving students a better understanding of culture while cultivating artistic knowledge and abilities.
Cathye Price has been teaching at Westminster for eight years. During that time, she has developed and executed art curriculums for both the Lower and Upper School. She holds a bachelor’s degree in graphic design and a master’s degree in art education. She is passionate about Christian education in the arts. She encourages students to pursue creating because we are created in the image of God — and therefore were made to create.