I am so excited about this new school year! I will be teaching your student in the Visual & Performing Arts (Music & Art) classes. Each class will meet one day a week.
My name is Linda Vicknair. This is my 17th year teaching at First Baptist Christian School and 14th year teaching Music & Art. I am an active member of First Baptist Church where I teach 7th – 9th grade girls Sunday School, sing in the church choir and play handbells. I also teach beginner piano after school.
The Arts are an integral part of your child’s education. The arts not only are important in learning and creative thinking, but they also help a student to learn better in other subject areas. The arts not only teach creativity, but encourage students to think creatively, experiment, innovate, and to seek new ways to solve a problem. Our God is THE CREATOR. That alone, should tell us that creativity is important. Learning a specific skill set doesn’t have the value in today’s world that it once did. Learning how to be more creative (and thus adaptable) is what prepares our students for life beyond the classroom.
Art is my passion! And I hope to pass on this passion to your child! For the 2021-2022 school year, elementary art students will discover that art is in everything! STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) is the theme for this year! We will definitely be creating some interesting stuff!
The Square1Art program will be back this year! Be on the lookout for your child’s art in in time for Christmas gifting! FBCS will again participate in the ACSI Art Festival. This festival is for students in grades 3-6. An exciting way to celebrate creativity. I am looking forward to this year’s ACSI Art Festival, which is held in April. I will be looking for excellent work to represent our school!
FBCS student artwork will be displayed at our annual FBCS Night at the Arts in May. Students in 3rd -5th grade will also perform an instrumental piece with their class. Please plan to come!
Donations for art are always appreciated. Art is a subject of consumption. This year every student will have personal supplies. If anyone is willing to help with supplies that I could have on hand for students who either do not have, or need to replenish, it is appreciated. Everything is used and needs to be continually replaced. Please contact me by email if you would like to help.
I am expecting a fantastic year with your student, and you!
“For the gifts and the calling of God are irrevocable.” Romans 11:29
Our Creator God is an amazing artist!! Just take a look outside! There isn’t any way to teach art without relating to our Creator. Art is all around us – whether it be God-created or man-created (inspired by our Creator). What an amazing world we live in!
“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.” Genesis 1:1
Corona Virus – School closure activities
I am listing some creativity ideas. Some you can print, some are links for videos or virtual tours, some are just ideas to read and do. I will be adding to this, so check it often!
This is not an assignment that will be graded, but send me a picture(s) of your child doing any of the activities, or completed projects! Send photos of any other artsy activity they do, too!
- What is it? (drawing starters to download)WhatIsItSheets
- Silly Drawing Prompts (there are 100!) 100SillyDrawingPrompts1
- National Gallery of Art’s Kids Zone – online activities https://www.nga.gov/education/kids.html
- Origami (paper folding) There are so many of these to choose from, but here’s one to get you started: https://youtu.be/wWVppdfYOx8
- Art for Kids – youtube instructional video – huge library of ideas! https://www.youtube.com/user/ArtforKidsHub
- How to Draw – printable pages to teach drawing – varies in skill level https://www.easypeasyandfun.com/how-to-draw/