Portage Christian School Art

Portage Christian School Art Our main goal is to please God. All art projects and choices in life can be tested with our One Theme, "Whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.” (2 Cor. 10:31)
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This year has been DariAnna Weston’s best so far. Her collection produced this year has merited her “Artist of the Year”...
05/28/2021

This year has been DariAnna Weston’s best so far. Her collection produced this year has merited her “Artist of the Year” for creating the Most Outstanding Collection 2020-2021.

DariAnna was born on April 20, 2006. She has 6 siblings, 3 sisters and 3 brothers. She is the second youngest in her family. Her mother has been her greatest inspiration since she was a child. She has attended PCS for 5 years. She enjoys going to a Christian School because she loves the freedom of being able to express her faith in her artwork. Her love for Jesus and people comes out on the canvas even when it’s not expected for the project. Her small circle of godly friends are good influences for her, as she is to all she gets to spend time with.

Master’s Edition Children’s Art Contest Judges selected DariAnna’s “Sharing the Love of God Around the World" as 1st Place in the 12-14 age group. She said of her entry, “It symbolizes unity and equality in a world without hate and racism, a world where we all worship the Lord. In this painting, we can all come together as a body of Christ and look past all of the politics, color, and hate, and see each other with a brotherly love.”

Judges said, ”This design is one that I haven't seen since I started painting children. I rarely see it executed as well as this painting. I love the movement of the earth, and the individual shapes and designs for the children. The background blending is excellent. Great use of blues. Wonderful work!" -K. Fincher
"Love the variety of textures and the unique "space" vantage point. Very different and beautiful." -K. Tucker
"Honestly deserving of first place. The way the earth looks like it's rotating, the details of the different cultures in each character, the peaceful colors and composition...wonderful job!" -Abraham Hunter

Sophomore, Jaden Ricketts, spoke about Dari in his end of year Artist Presentation, “DariAnna’s artwork is inspirational to me because she tries to send a message about who God is to her personally. I believe she tries to draw in people with her art so they can get to know Christ and bring joy to their lives.”

Last year Dari and her brother, Darnell, re-enacted a painting of Jesus holding up a doctor for the “Bringing Art To Life” Contest. Mom, DeAnna Weston, was their photographer. They and Dain Stover tied for Most Inspirational in that contest. Dari, her brother, and her mom helped paint “The Music Man” Background Sets a few years ago. Their dream as a family is to one day open a bakery with an art gallery.

Last day of school! 🤗 6 of these students are now graduates. 3 are PCS lifers. We praise God for the joy and privilege t...
05/28/2021

Last day of school! 🤗 6 of these students are now graduates. 3 are PCS lifers. We praise God for the joy and privilege to be in school regardless of the pendemic, and for the sweet things they’ve been able to do. 👩🏻‍🎨🎨🧑🏻‍🎨 Stay devoted to our Precious Lord, kiddos, and keep inviting Him to make beautiful and inspiring things with, and through, your life. 💞
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It’s been sweet Kiddos! Have a blessed summer!
05/28/2021

It’s been sweet Kiddos! Have a blessed summer!

Celebrating with 4th Grade our last Art Class together as they sing along with Tasha Layton, "Into The Sea (It's Gonna B...
05/27/2021
Into The Sea (It's Gonna Be Ok) by Tasha Layton and PCS 4th Grade

Celebrating with 4th Grade our last Art Class together as they sing along with Tasha Layton, "Into The Sea (It's Gonna Be Ok).” The former backup singer for Katy Perry wrote the soaring piano ballad with her husband, Keith Everette Smith. Tasha said, “When we entered this writing session, my husband and I were coming out of a season of deep hurt. We had walked through a difficult time in our marriage. And, we wanted to write music that could help people. My husband and I have both passed the point in our lives of just writing any song. We want our music to speak to what people are going through. Music that ministers to them. I have a 2-year-old son, and when he falls and scrapes his knee, or when he is scared, or when he is sad, I take his little face in my hands and I look at him and say, 'You know what buddy, it's gonna be OK,' I wrote this song during a time when I was facing a lot of heartache, worry, and stress. I was crying out to God, just like my little son cries out to me."

Dear Tasha, this video is just a little taste of how God is using your Scripture rich song in the Art Room to inspire us, regardless of age, in deep and meaningful ways. Thanks to you and hubby for reminding us that “it’s gonna be OK!” No matter what, when, or where, our Father is always sovereign and trustworthy. Keep up the great work, dear Sister! 💞

Psalm 46:1-3, “God is our refuge and strength, always ready to help in times of trouble. So we will not fear when earthquakes come and the mountains crumble into the sea. Let the oceans roar and foam. Let the mountains tremble as the waters surge!" (NLT)

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Tasha Layton’s song reminds us of the significant truth of Psalm 46:1-3, “God is our refuge and strength, always ready to help in times of trouble. So we wil...

If there’s anything sweeter than watching visual artists develop beautiful things it’s being in the presence of singing ...
05/26/2021
Reckless Love | Cory Asbury | PCS 5th Grade Art Class

If there’s anything sweeter than watching visual artists develop beautiful things it’s being in the presence of singing artists using their gifts to worship God! It’s how we spent our last 5th Grade Art Class before they transition into Middle School. Enjoy. 🤗🖼🎨
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This is how we spent our last 5th Grade Art Class before they transition into Middle School. It’s a little taste of why “The Art Room is a Happy Place.”

All of a sudden these kiddos are in middle school. 🥳 We thank God for being able to be in school during a global pandemi...
05/26/2021
Give You Glory | Jeremy Camp | PCS 5th Grade Art Class

All of a sudden these kiddos are in middle school. 🥳 We thank God for being able to be in school during a global pandemic. “We give Him glory.” 🤗

5th Graders, as you transition into Middle School, may you and the rest of us remember to keep 1 Corinthians 10:31 as our Core Rule to test everything, “So whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.“
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We’ve been so blessed by God this year, and are more grateful people to be in school during a global pandemic. We’ve celebrated our precious time together in...

A very happy lady, Paola Frey from Peru, came to share her testimony with art students and to see how far she might get ...
05/22/2021

A very happy lady, Paola Frey from Peru, came to share her testimony with art students and to see how far she might get in a couple short days with her second acrylic painting. She will finish this one when she returns to Peru now that she’s been able to purchase some paint supplies to take back with her.

“I’ll Fly Away” is Abby Taylor’s first Oil Painting. The project was an interior scene representing a relationship that’...
05/01/2021

“I’ll Fly Away” is Abby Taylor’s first Oil Painting. The project was an interior scene representing a relationship that’s very dear to her heart. Abby is a Junior Home-School student. She joined the Art Class 2nd Semester for her first in-school experience. We are overjoyed to see what God is doing through her faithfulness to create beautiful things to make much of Him and His creation.

Inspiration: “My grandma and I used to play piano all the time before COVID-19. One of our favorite songs to play was “I’ll Fly Away”, the old hymn. There are two meanings to this painting. One, which is what the painting shows, which is my grandma and I playing the piano. Outside the window is my grandpa and my little brother. The second meaning is spiritually based. The chorus to I’ll Fly Away says, “When I die hallelujah by and by, I’ll fly away”. To me, this means that when I die, or this world fades away, I will be in heaven for eternity praising Jesus. This is so beautiful and promising because it shows how temporary this world is, how one day it will fade away. So since I have this free gift of eternal life, shouldn’t I be sharing it with everyone I meet? I want people to see Jesus through me, and hopefully come to know him. I’d much rather loose this temporary world to serve and follow Jesus and live in heaven with him than loose both to serve and follow this world.”

Abby’s Bio: “I love music, art, babies, and Jesus. Everything I do, I do for the glory of God. I have always loved doodling, drawing, and painting things. God gave me gifts in music and art and I want to use them to serve and praise him. Something I have always struggled with is independence to the point of it being prideful. I don’t like help, or to ask for help. I like to conquer things on my own. Through painting, God has taught me to give up my pride and let him take the wheel. Every painting I have tried to do on my own has not turned out well, but when I pray over my canvas, and pray to God asking him to let this painting be for his glory, a huge difference can be seen. I hope that as I continue on through my art journey God will teach me more lessons. He is so amazing and deserves all of the credit and glory!”

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04/23/2021

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04/23/2021

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Happy Resurrection Day from our young artists!  “Death is swallowed up in victory.  O death, where is your victory?  O d...
04/04/2021

Happy Resurrection Day from our young artists!

“Death is swallowed up in victory.
O death, where is your victory?
O death, where is your sting?”
For sin is the sting that results in death, and the law gives sin its power. But thank God! He gives us victory over sin and death through our Lord Jesus Christ. So, my dear brothers and sisters, be strong and immovable. Always work enthusiastically for the Lord, for you know that nothing you do for the Lord is ever useless. (1 Cor. 15:54-58)

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04/02/2021

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03/13/2021

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A 5th Grader painted this! She’s talented beyond her years! Just sorry photos do not do it justice. Enlarge to see detai...
03/11/2021

A 5th Grader painted this! She’s talented beyond her years! Just sorry photos do not do it justice. Enlarge to see details and story up close.

Some of our current Exhibits of student’s and my work will be taken down Friday, March 12. Several more not pictured sta...
03/04/2021

Some of our current Exhibits of student’s and my work will be taken down Friday, March 12. Several more not pictured stay until end of school year. New Exhibit will showcase 2/3D works of art by Teachers and PCS Family. Bring your art by the Art Room #30 if interested in participating.

Here are close up views of 4’ X 10’ five-panel painting coming down next Friday to make room for new exhibit: https://www.facebook.com/1369756834/posts/10223890117825399/?extid=0&d=n

Master’s Edition Children’s Art Contest Awards arrived and were received by these young artists with humble gratitude. E...
02/12/2021

Master’s Edition Children’s Art Contest Awards arrived and were received by these young artists with humble gratitude. Every one of them give glory to God for their ideas, talents, and opportunities such as this. Thanks for making one of the highlights of our year possible Tara Mathis and Gallery of Light at Lumberjack Square, Pigeon Forge, Tennessee.

High School Progress
02/05/2021

High School Progress

01/17/2021

“This world has trouble, this world has hurt,
But don't be discouraged, for I have overcome the world.
I am with you always, I am with you always,
I am with you always, forever and a day.
And I am holding you in the palm of my hand.
And my grip is strong from beginning to the end.
Yes, I'm holding you in the palm of my hand.
And my grip is strong from beginning to the end.
From beginning to the end, and always.
Do not worry, do not fret. Do not fear, never forget.
I am with you always... forever and a day.”

“Always" is the first song Pastor Larry Harmon jogs to when troubled about something. Hope God uses it to bless you, too! Lyrics by Newsong

“Do not fear, for I am with you, do not be afraid, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my victorious right hand.” Isaiah 41:10
“Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; He will never leave you nor forsake you....The Lord himself goes before you and will be with you; He will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.” Deut. 31:6-8

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A few more for the Christmas/Bible Stories Album. 🎨🤗
01/16/2021

A few more for the Christmas/Bible Stories Album. 🎨🤗

01/09/2021
Welcome Abby Taylor to PCS Art Program!

We’ve had the humble pleasure of seeing something extraordinary come together. Abby Taylor, a homeschool student, had her very first classroom experience with us in the Art Room this week! We thank God for bringing her to PCS Art Program!
Project: “In the Beginning God Created...” We can only imagine what God’s most incredible wonders looked like before sin entered the world. Possibly something like this. 😊 Abby said she’s never “prayed through” a work of art to completion before. She gives glory to God for guiding her through what she says is, “The most beautiful thing I’ve ever painted.” (Phil. 4:6, 1 Cor. 10:31)
Subtitle, “From the rising of the sun to its setting, the name of the Lord is to be praised!” Psalm 113:3

SUPPLY LIST for 2nd Semester MS/HS Art Class: Be sure your child is stocked up with their own supplies. Siblings may sha...
12/24/2020

SUPPLY LIST for 2nd Semester MS/HS Art Class:
Be sure your child is stocked up with their own supplies.
Siblings may share, except sketchbook.
We will use Paper Plates for Paint Pallettes.
Make sure name is on all supplies and kept in Art Box in Art Room Cubby.

ART SUPPY LIST ~
____ ART BOX (no larger than 8” Tall X 12” Wide)
____ PAINT BRUSHES: at least 1 small/fine detail, 2 sizes flat angled brushes, 1 fan brush, and other preferable sizes
____ Apron or Large Shirt to be kept in art box
____ At least two #2 PENCIL, Any Dark/Soft Led Shading Pencil, or Ebony
____ Nice Eraser
____ Water Cup

* The following supplies are available in the Art Room if students do not have their own:
____ Colored Pencils
____ Watercolor Pencils
____ Watercolor Paint Set with Lid
____ Clear Ruler (and triangles/half circles if desired)
____ Black Sharpie: Fine & Ultra Fine Point
____ Personal Acrylic Paint and/or Pastels
____ Personal Disinfectant Wipes
____ Personal Hand Sanitizer

* All listed above should fit in art box

____ SKETCHBOOK (around 8 ½ X 11)
____ WATERCOLOR PAD (around 9”X 12”)

4th-5th Grade need same supplies listed above, but bag or art box will be kept in Classroom instead of Art Room.

If any supplies listed would be a financial burden, please don’t let that prevent your child from coming to enjoy the whole creative experience with us. Let me know privately if your child needs help with art supplies. FB Messenger or [email protected] is presently the best way to communicate.

Mrs. Joyce Girgenti, 4-12th grade art teacher

Sit back, relax and enjoy 16 minutes, 4 songs, and several works of art this Christmas by young artists. 🎄 If you have Y...
12/19/2020
Young artists counting our blessings and celebrating our Dear Savior at Portage Christian School.

Sit back, relax and enjoy 16 minutes, 4 songs, and several works of art this Christmas by young artists. 🎄 If you have You-Tube on your TV you can watch with family/friends on the big screen. 😊 We pray the Lord uses our gifts to bless and encourage you right where you are, and remind you that you are deeply loved and held safely in the palm of His hand, no matter what. 💞
Songs: O Holy Night | Mary Did You Know | Yet Not I But Through Christ in Me | We Believe

Young artists invite you to join us in counting our blessings and celebrating our Dear Savior. #christianmusic #christianart #christiansongs #ACSI #portagech...

Preparing for Christmas after studying godly character from Romans 12:9-21 MS/HS students spent last class this year “Af...
12/18/2020

Preparing for Christmas after studying godly character from Romans 12:9-21 MS/HS students spent last class this year “Affirming One Another”. 😊 We want our words and actions to point people to Jesus. “Don’t just pretend to love others. Really love them. Hate what is wrong. Hold tightly to what is good. Love each other with genuine affection, and take delight in honoring each other.” (vs. 9-10 NLT)

Many of the kind words they joyfully spoke out about one another were received with tender, yet powerful, surprise. Some so touched with sweet tears. Maybe words of affirmation is their love language. Whatever the reasons, these blessings from God went with them into their finals. And I pray will impact them and those they influence for a lifetime. 💞

(NIV) Romans 12:9 “Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good. 10 Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves. 11 Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord. 12 Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. 13 Share with the Lord’s people who are in need. Practice hospitality. 14 Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse. 15 Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn. 16 Live in harmony with one another. Do not be proud, but be willing to associate with people of low position. Do not be conceited.
17 Do not repay anyone evil for evil. Be careful to do what is right in the eyes of everyone. 18 If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone. 19 Do not take revenge, my dear friends, but leave room for God’s wrath, for it is written: “It is mine to avenge; I will repay,” says the Lord. 20 On the contrary: “If your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him something to drink. In doing this, you will heap burning coals on his head.” 21 Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.”

These are are not choices; they are commands. God knows we need it and we need to do it. If this is not a way of life for you, confess it and begin today. Devote yourself to speak life, kindness, and truth to encourage and build up others wherever you have breath in your lungs, whether you feel they deserve honor or not. Ask God to help you with the words. Maybe it’s the gift they need most. 🎁 Merry Christmas! 💞🎄

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The imagination communicating with the hands to create art, is therapeutic. It cannot be denied; it’s a God-thing. God uses our art to make known what is most important to us; what makes us happy; or why we are sad. For the Christian artist, nothing is hidden. We do not give in to people-pleasing, or fear/shame of what our viewers may think or say. We aim to please God. And in the process, as surrendered instruments in His hands, our works of art becomes a platform where God makes Himself, and His will, known. So whether creating art, or “Whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.” (1 Corinthians 10:31)

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Master's Editions Fine Art is having a children's art contest. You guys need to enter.