Art education at Veritas begins with the concept of God as the Master Artist, who has given us the Elements of Design: line, shape, form, space, pattern, texture, value, and color
. These simple-sounding elements are the building blocks of all great art, and they will be revisited and re-explored each year as students gradually increase their capacity to observe, understand, and create.
Our faculty employ a Discipline Based Art Education approach, in which students learn both the methods and materials of visual art while discovering the discipline that each art-making technique requires. We aim for clarity of concept, practice and eventual evidence of mastery. These are measurable goals that are not based on subjectivity, but rather the discipline of practice and applied knowledge. In grades JK through 8, students discover age-old techniques and ancient patterns while using more modern art supplies to depict what they are learning. During this time, students are encouraged to adhere to the constraints of a given historical time period in history and are challenged to express themselves within that framework. As students progress into high school, there is more room for self-expression, and they are prepared to make educated choices, having practiced with additional materials and methods.