Developing young artists.

Developing young artists.

“My favorite class in school for as long as I can remember has been art,” says Kestrel Gehr, SCS class of 2016. Kestrel refers back to her first parent-teacher conference when she decided to spend her time at the art table. She notes it took her a long time to realize she was special in that way. “For years when people asked me what my favorite subject was, I said something besides art because I figured that was what everyone’s favorite class was and I didn’t want to be so typical.”

At Shoreline Christian we celebrate everyone’s gifts and offer students opportunities to develop their interests in unique ways. Kestrel remembers one art assignment in particular: “One time we went out to the trees just outside the building and found some long thin sticks and branches. When we got back into the school we all got a large sheet of paper, a bowl of ink, and we drew sunflowers using sticks as paint brushes.” With several specialized art classes such as sculpture, art applications, and independent art, there are plenty of opportunities for students like Kestrel to explore their artistic passions.