Sacred Art students learned about the early Christian art found in the underground catacombs in Rome. They identified common symbols (anchor, peacock, chi-rho, dove, fish) and discovered their meaning and significance. Each student painted a tile using inspiration from these early Christian symbols and students worked by candle light, just like the early Christians!
Students studied the life and art of modern artist, Georgia O'Keeffe and noticed her large, abstracted, simplified and close-up representations of natural elements. Students responded to their study by choosing an O'Keeffe painting to study and emulate with tempera paints.
Students studied Polish folk art, specifically Leluja paper cuttings. They learned that traditionally these colorful and intricate paper cuttings were often found in rural villages pasted on newly white-washed walls each spring. Students looked at traditional designs and created their own symmetrical paper cutting including a large stylized tree form, with birds and other animals.