Art - Elementary, Middle, and High School
LEARN . CREATE . GIVE GLORY
Rachel Williams, Grades 1-4 and 6-8 Art Instructor
Rachel Williams, a Savannah College of Art and Design Alumni, is Eagle's Landing Christian Academy’s Elementary and Middle School Fine Arts teacher. She has an extensive background teaching and working with students of all ages in Christian education and aspires to instill the Holy Spirit of Christ through her God given talents in the field of Fine Art. Prior to working at ELCA, Rachel also spent several years as a working professional sculptor, managing her foundry and studio located at The Hood Street Art Center in Mcdonough. She has produced many public and privately commissioned figurative works throughout the southeast and Atlanta area. In addition to her background in education and sculpture, Ms. Williams has completed several artist residency programs at prestigious facilities such as Sloss Furnaces, Sculpture Trails, and Studio by the Tracks. Here, she instructed various three dimensional workshops as well as worked with special needs students with ADHD, Aspergers and Autism. No matter the circumstance, level, or prior experience a child enters the ELCA Fine Arts Program, Ms. Williams is capable of introducing each student to a variety of mediums, techniques, and historical references to enhance each individuals skill set and biblical world view in the visual arts.
Jana Caison, High school and Middle School Art Instructor
I’m Jana Caison, the upper school art instructor at ELCA. I received my Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Georgia. I have an extensive background in design and early education. My mission for our visual arts students is to study and master visual arts while learning to integrate God into their art work. God is an artist in every aspect. Being made in God’s likeness, we are all equipped with the skill to become artists. It is an artist’s calling to bring God glory through the creation of art.
LEARN . CREATE . GIVE GLORY
NATIONAL ART HONOR SOCIETY
The middle school students at ELCA are eligible to be a part of the National Junior Art Honor Society. This program was specifically designed to help generate interest in art programs to inspire, encourage, and recognize the younger art student. When a student completes their junior membership they are encouraged to begin anew with a membership in the National Art Honor Society for the purpose of inspiring and recognizing those students who have shown an outstanding ability in art. The NAHS strives to aid members in working toward the attainment of the highest standards in art areas, and to bring art education to the attention of the school and community. For students to achieve high standards, art programs must maintain a substantive focus by choosing art content that includes complex problem solving and higher order thinking skills, and serious alignment of curriculum, instruction, assessment, and professional development that results in student learning. Participation in these programs is a mark of accomplishment in the school and community and is well recognized by institutions when your students apply for entry into colleges or universities. NAHS BY-LAWS