Portage Christian School Art

Portage Christian School Art 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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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! 💞🎄

Beautiful works of art from 4th Graders. May God continue to bless you this Christmas and New Year! 🎄
12/18/2020

Beautiful works of art from 4th Graders. May God continue to bless you this Christmas and New Year! 🎄

5th Grade’s progress has been significant this year. So proud of them!
12/16/2020

5th Grade’s progress has been significant this year. So proud of them!

YOUNG ARTISTS MEET begins January 6, 2021.MS/HS students who don’t have room in schedule for Art Class, and want to part...
12/11/2020

YOUNG ARTISTS MEET begins January 6, 2021.
MS/HS students who don’t have room in schedule for Art Class, and want to participate in 2nd Semester projects and exhibits, will meet in Art Room every 1st and 3rd Wednesday 3:30-4PM. Prayer, encouragement, and critiques will be shared along the way. Artwork will need to be done at home.

Canvas Reproductions on Ashlyn Kowalsky’s Drawing are available now until December 31.
12/05/2020

Canvas Reproductions on Ashlyn Kowalsky’s Drawing are available now until December 31.

1st Place 9-11 Years Old Age Group Winner

12x16 Unframed Canvas $145.00
12x16 Framed Canvas $295.00

"Horse of God" by Ashlyn Kowalsky
This is my second detailed animal drawing. I chose a horse because I knew it would take me out of my comfort zone. I know God uses horses and art for therapy. I can't wait to learn more about that.

Available for a limited time from your favorite Masters Editions Fine Art Gallery! Canvases are available for sale from now until December 31st with 100% of the proceeds to benefit Lighting the Way Outreach here in East TN.

#MastersEditionsFineArtGallery #HorseOfGod #MastersEditionsChildrensArtContest

Canvas Reproductions on Dari Anna Westin’s Painting are available now until December 31.
12/05/2020

Canvas Reproductions on Dari Anna Westin’s Painting are available now until December 31.

1st Place 12-14 Years Old Age Group Winner

12x16 Unframed Canvas $145.00
12x16 Framed Canvas $295.00

"Sharing the Love of God Around the World" by DariAnna Weston
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.

Available for a limited time from your favorite Masters Editions Fine Art Gallery! Canvases are available for sale from now until December 31st with 100% of the proceeds to benefit Lighting the Way Outreach here in East TN.

#MastersEditionsFineArtGallery #SharingTheLoveOfGodAroundTheWorld #MastersEditionsChildrensArtContest

Canvas Reproductions on Chloe Hammond’s Painting are available now until December 31.
12/05/2020

Canvas Reproductions on Chloe Hammond’s Painting are available now until December 31.

1st Place 15-18 Years Old Age Group Winner

16x12 Unframed Canvas $145.00
16x12 Framed Canvas $295.00

"Charles the Peacock" by Chloe Hammond
This piece is very bright and colorful. It means a lot to me because I think this world needs some color in this very colorless and dismal year. I hope Charles the Peacock will brighten somebody's year.

Available for a limited time from your favorite Masters Editions Fine Art Gallery! Canvases are available for sale from now until December 31st with 100% of the proceeds to benefit Lighting the Way Outreach Food Ministry here in East TN.

#MastersEditionsFineArtGallery #CharlesThePeacock #MastersEditionsChildrensArtContest

PCS celebrates three 1st place winners in the Master’s Edition Children’s Art Contest that will be published into Canvas...
11/21/2020

PCS celebrates three 1st place winners in the Master’s Edition Children’s Art Contest that will be published into Canvas Giclee Prints to raise funds for needy families in the Smoky Mountains.

The judges and host noted it was difficult to choose the winners because every work of art was very special! So congratulations to all who participated. This video includes our 4th-12th grade contestants: https://youtu.be/3PPUbmVvoB4

Congratulations to these who were acknowledged with honor! MECAC judges agree, it was difficult to choose winners again ...
11/21/2020

Congratulations to these who were acknowledged with honor! MECAC judges agree, it was difficult to choose winners again this year because every work of art was unique and meaningful. Our three 1st place winner’s art will be published into Canvas Giclee Prints for the purpose of raising funds for needy families in the Smoky Mountains.

Master’s Editions Fine Art Galleries began as Thomas Kincaid Galleries. We believe the extraordinary artists presently represented by them, and the creative outreach programs such as this, makes them the best publishing company on the planet! From our talented students to these professionals, my cup overflows with gratitude for the God-ordained priveledge to work with you all. 💞

About the Judges:
Abraham Hunter: He first began to realize God had given him a talent at 12 years old. Being self-taught, it was hard at first. But by 14, he began to hone his skills and pursue it as a career. Abraham works in oil, acrylic, and occasionally watercolor and strives for extreme photo realism. Most of the time because he feels it properly honors God's handiwork by showing all the intricate handiwork. If there is one thing he wants to capture in his work and be able to share with his many collectors, it would be the abundance and beauty that he enjoys from a close relationship with Jesus Christ and an awe for his marvelous creation. http://infinityfineart.com/abraham-hunter-gallery/

Kathryn Andrew Fincher: Painting is not only her profession, but also her passion...and portraying children and their fascinating expressions has become her consuming inspiration. Although a student of art since her teens, Kathryn was in her early thirties before painting replaced professional water skiing as her career. Considered one of today's leading inspirational artists, and the most licensed children's painter in America, Kathy's painting style combines her discipline of classical art training with the freedom of impressionism. Kathy is frequently called a "feminine Rockwell" because of her gentle painting style and illustrative storytelling. https://www.kathyfincher.com/

Katherine Tucker: Creating an artful image in paint, pastel or photography is a desire that began as far back as she can recall. Katherine's art education is a collage of sorts, with the latest gathering of knowledge through studies with Romel de la Torre and Casey Baugh, both prodigies of Richard Schmid. There were many private lessons as well but the bulk of what she knew from practice and pouring over many instructional manuals and illustrations. It was a journey for certain and she hopes to always challenge herself in the discovery of exactly how she is going to deliver this thing we call art. https://fineartamerica.com/profiles/katherine-tucker/art/paintings

About the Art Show Host: Tara Mathis has an associates degree in science. She’s been in art for 3/4's of her life. She grew up with parents owning an art gallery and has been custom framing and selling art since she was 14. She manages the Gallery of Light in Lumberjack Square in Pigeon Forge, TN: https://m.facebook.com/masterseditions/

This video includes all 4th-12th grade contestants:
https://youtu.be/3PPUbmVvoB4

Each year students, parents, artists, and Christian art teachers want to know if we do projects with Halloween themes. W...
10/18/2020

Each year students, parents, artists, and Christian art teachers want to know if we do projects with Halloween themes. With a clear conscience before God, and assisting Him in building holy living temples where Jesus will prayerfully reign on the throne of their hearts, we don’t do creepy, worldly, dark, gothic, or art that could risk breaking God’s heart no matter the time of year.

The pressure is off when we rely on the Holy Spirit to show us how to respond to every choice. Romans 8:1 helps free students and us from believing lies of being judged/condemned when families have different convictions about Halloween celebrations, etc. “There is no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.“

We have open discussions in Art Classes about each of us being responsible for ourselves, before God, to honor Him with every choice we make. You and I will never regret training our future generation to test everything with the Word of God. Aim to seek and please Him with pure motives, and He will provide discernment with every decision.

Our projects began this year with a Prayer Theme. We pray God continues to use them to remind us that prayer is a way of life that makes us more like Jesus to those who need Him. Prayer helps us know the heart and mind of God. This was the first painting for several students. All were given the choice of medium (pastels, watercolor, or acrylic paint on canvas).

Second big project, students are given the choice of subject matter, style, and medium, knowing they may want to enter this piece in the Art Contest. They draw a rough sketch to discuss their plan with me, and then take off. 😊 You’ll soon be seeing finished autumn and winter landscapes, animals, still-life, and themes inspiring us to look and respond to all of life from God’s Perspective.

Students are encouraged to work on their art at home when time allows. It’s such a good use of time, is truly therapudic, and helps them grow their confidence and abilities. Most acrylic paint is purchased from Wal-Mart (50 cents a bottle). Some use a higher quality Blick paint set. Upper level students will use oil next semester.

For the PCS Art Program, we test everything with our One Core Rule: 1 Corinthians 10:31... “WHATEVER you do, do it ALL for the glory of GOD.” We "abstain from all appearance of evil" (1 Thessalonians 5:22) So whatever we do, they are trained to pray about it by simply asking God if what they are thinking about doing, would it glorify Him or break His heart? We don’t want to look evil; we don’t want to create evil/immodest looking images; we don’t want to be a stumbling block for someone who sees our work; and we don’t want to be entertained with anything that could grieve the Holy Spirit. Life is tough enough without adding consequences to sin. All of these choices are shaping our hearts, minds, and world-view. In every situation, it’s always best to obey God and leave all the consequences to Him.

Braden (5th Grade) completes his first acrylic/canvas painting.
10/16/2020

Braden (5th Grade) completes his first acrylic/canvas painting.

Here’s a little taste of why I believe I have the best job in the world. 😊 Students are worshipping the Lord with their ...
10/15/2020
You Say | Lauren Daigle | Portage Christian School Singing Artists

Here’s a little taste of why I believe I have the best job in the world. 😊 Students are worshipping the Lord with their voices and artwork. I told Alanah (little one in the front singing her heart out) that I want to be just like her when I grow up... so spiritually mature for her age. 🥰

PS. Please excuse our mess. More art is on the walls than normal for inspiration as students work on paintings for Master’s Edition Children’s Art Contest.

Prayer Themes are still in progress for some. Homework was given to prayerfully explain why they thought God led us to b...
09/29/2020

Prayer Themes are still in progress for some. Homework was given to prayerfully explain why they thought God led us to begin with this theme. Their answers were sweet testimonies of the Holy Spirit convicting and transforming their lives. 💞

This first painting project and exhibit this year comes with great urgency; a call to ALL God’s people to be crying out to God in repentance however He brings to mind. May we turn back to Him with our whole hearts. May He revive our hearts to become more aware to care for hurting and lost people in our sphere of influence. No mater what, when or where, may we all humbly answer the call to sincerely love and serve people by sharing our gifts of time, resources, and talents “all for the glory of God.” Answer the call friends;

Psalm 34: 1 I bless You, LORD, at all times;
No matter what, when, or where,
my lungs expand with praise to You.
2 My soul lives, breaths, and boasts in You.
When things aren’t going well, take this to heart; let the humble hear and be glad:
3 Let us all spread the Good News;
together let’s get the word out.
4 I sought the LORD, and He answered me; He met me more than halfway, to free me from my anxious fears.
5 Look at Him (we have nothing to fear; GOD IS HERE); those who look to Him are radiant, give Him your warmest smile.
Never hide your feelings from Him.
Our faces shall never be ashamed.
6 When we are desperate and needy (just like this poor man) Cry Out to the LORD; He is the only one who can save us from all our troubles.
7 God’s angel (or Jesus Himself) sets up a circle of protection around all who fear Him, and delivers us. (Every single lie believed, or temptation given into is forgiven and never brought up again.
There is nothing to fear; GOD IS HERE.)
8 Open your mouth and taste, and open your eyes and see, how good our GOD is.
Blessed are you who run to HIM.
9 Worship GOD if you want the best;
worship opens doors to all His goodness.

10 Young lions on the prowl get hungry,
but God-seekers are full of God.
11 Come, children, listen closely;
I’ll give you a lesson in God worship.
12 Who out there has a lust for life?
Can’t wait each day to come upon beauty?
13 Guard your tongue from profanity,
and no more lying through your teeth.
14 Turn your back on sin; do something good.
Embrace peace—don’t let it get away!
15 God keeps an eye on the righteous.
He hears our every cry for help.
16 God won’t put up with rebels;
The face of the LORD is against those who do evil; He will erase their memory from the earth.

17 Is anyone crying for help? The LORD is listening to the righteous, and ready to rescue you.
18 If your heart is broken (crushed in spirit) you’ll find God right there; if you’re kicked in the gut, He will help you catch your breath.
He rescues those whose spirits are crushed.

19 Disciples of Jesus face many troubles,
but the LORD comes to our rescue every time.
20 The righteous are under the protection of God. He is our Bodyguard protecting every bone.
21 The wicked commit slow suicide;
evil brings death to the wicked.
Those who hate the righteous will be condemned with eternal separation from God.
22 But the LORD redeems the life of His servants;
All who take refuge in Him will not be condemned; no one who runs to Him loses out.

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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.