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Art - Elementary, Middle, and High School



Middle School 7th and 8th grade Art – Although 6th grade Art is not a prerequisite, it is beneficial to have completed before enrolling in 7th and 8th grade Art.   7th and 8th grade Art is a further exploration of Art using knowledge previously introduced to students in elementary and 6th grade Art. Students will learn more about the Elements and Principles of Art and will create many works of art using a variety of media including some sculpture. Throughout the year, they will complete weekly sketchbook assignments, which will be due every Friday, and several art projects.  Students will continue to learn more of the academic side of art through the art textbook and new digital site-ArtTalk and Scholastic Arts Magazine.  Students are graded on a combination of classwork, sketchbook assignments, projects, and daily participation.  


Advanced Placement Art - This class is for the serious art student who is looking to work on the college level. These students MUST be self motivated because much work will have to be done outside of class. Assignments are given to students in the spring before they leave for the summer. These assignments are discussed with the teacher in class during the first few weeks of school. Several prescribed projects will be assigned during the first 6 weeks of school. After that projects will get more and more open ended until by the third 6 weeks, students are beginning to define their concentration and begin working on pieces for their individual concentration projects. Ultimately students create a portfolio including 12 pieces for the “breadth” section showing the variety of work they can do and media in which they can work and 12 pieces for the “concentration” showing serious focus and growth in artwork based on a particular subject. Student’s portfolios will be completed with 5 “quality” pieces.  Student’s complete their AP Art year with a student show of their pieces.  Portfolios are judged by the Advanced Placement Institute and students may earn college credit if they score well on their portfolio.



Rachel Williams, art teacherRachel 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, art teacher

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.






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