Fine arts had its beginning at Gospel in the early 2000’s under the direction of Mrs. Regina Brown. What started out as an opportunity to teach children to communicate effectively and courageously for God’s glory has turned into a passion for so many students in our family. Our students have placed in the FACCS Competition, the AACS National Competition, the SSACS Competition, and in the FCAA Fine Arts Competition.
Students have the opportunity to explore many different avenues as they participate in fine arts competitions. They are able to compete in several categories of art, including: drawing, painting, photography, and sculpture. Drama offers broad categories from solo speech competitions (oral interpretation of poetry, serious interpretation, humorous interpretation, and interpretation of Scripture) to duet acting, choric speaking, and reader’s theater. Music categories include: instrumental solo, duet, or ensemble; vocal solo, duet, ensemble, or choir; and piano.
By allowing students to pursue different avenues of competition, they learn many different skills. Of course, one hopes to compete well – but that is only part of the joy of fine arts competition. The lasting treasure of fine arts is that students learn to rely on the Lord to communicate His message.