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Scripture and Art
  • Art
  • Beauty
  • Education
  • Formation
Melissa Klotz

“In the beginning God made heaven and earth…. Then God saw everything He had made, and indeed, it was very good” (Genesis 1:1, 1:31).   

These inspired opening sentences from Genesis remind us that God is the Divine Creator. I appreciate the many references found in the Bible that pertain to art and creativity, and the calling upon artists to create. We learn from the Bible about both the goodness and the beauty of God’s creation. Some of my favorite Scripture references applying to art are derived from Genesis, Ecclesiastes, and Exodus. It is a blessing to share this knowledge with students at The Saint Constantine School. 

The goal in Art classes at TSCS is to seek beauty and excellence through artistic endeavors while upholding the Christian truth that God is the Divine Creator, for as stated in Ecclesiastes 3:11, “He made everything beautiful in its time.” Our ability to create art is highly valued as our students seek beauty, goodness, and excellence through their artwork. Art classes aim to provide an exceptional foundation in the Visual Arts, fostering each student’s creativity and artistic pursuits. Classes include a variety of art methods, materials, and Art History. Students learn and develop art techniques as they utilize visual elements, design principles, and color theory.  

With this technical knowledge, our students endeavor in their artistic works to reflect virtue, wisdom, and joy. As stated in Exodus 35:31-33, “He has filled him with a divine Spirit of wisdom, understanding, and knowledge in all things to design artistic works, to work in gold and silver and bronze, in cutting jewels for setting, in carving wood, and to work in all manner of artistic workmanship.” 

I greatly appreciate the wisdom of Scripture and share this with my students in the classroom. God’s creation is truly good and an inexhaustible source of inspiration for artists. As students design and create artwork, may they remember the profound connection that art and creativity have to Scripture and Christianity.