The Arts Academy

Growing through the ARTS word

The Arts Academy at First Christian Church serves to develop the next generation of artists – trained with excellence for the task of ministry. It also serves as an avenue for growing disciples of Jesus Christ and expressing his love for people in our community.

*** 2024/2025 info coming soon ***

Arts Academy for 2023-2024


The Arts Academy is kicking off for the 2023/2024 school year. Students of all ages — including adults — can sign up for FREE classes where they can explore a variety of different art forms. See class options below. Registration opens Monday, August 28, 2023.

Dates for Arts Academy classes:

September 21, 28, October 5, 12, 19, November 2, 9, 16, 30, December 7
(Note:  Some classes meet on different dates/times)

K-1 Arts Exploration

Time:  5:30-6:30 pm
Number of Students:  10
Ages:  5 - 7 years old

Students K-1st grade will have the opportunity throughout the course of the class to explore different artistic disciplines. Students will have age-appropriate activities that will teach them some basics in each of the areas of art including music, drawing/painting,and culinary arts.

2nd - 3rd Grade Art

Time:  5:30 - 6:30 pm
Number of Students:  10
Ages:  2nd - 3rd Grade

Students will learn art skills and techniques like color theory, sketching, design and much more.  A variety of mediums such as watercolors, colored pencils, marker, pastels and more will be used to create unique and one-of-a-kind masterpieces.

4th – 6th Grade Art

Time:  5:30 - 6:30 pm
Number of Students:  10
Ages:  4th – 6th Grade

Students will learn art skills and techniques like color theory, design, contour drawing, and much more.  A variety of mediums such as watercolors, colored pencils, marker, pastels, paints, canvas and more will be used to create unique and one-of-a-kind masterpieces.

MS/HS Art Class

Time:  5:30-6:30pm
Number of Students:  10
Ages:  6th - 12th grade

Students will learn art concepts using a variety of mediums including watercolor, paper, pastels, ink, pencil and more to create a variety of art pieces.

Lyrical Dance (K-4th Grade)

Time:  5:30-6:30pm
Number of Students:  10
Ages:  K - 4th Grade

Students will learn dance technique with a lyrical style and worship focus. Dancers will learn lyrical routines that will be incorporated into worship.

Lyrical Dance (5th-12th Grade)

Time:  4:30-5:30pm
Number of Students:  10
Ages:  5th - 12th Grade

Students will learn dance technique with a lyrical style and worship focus. Dancers will learn lyrical routines that will be incorporated into worship.

Beginner Culinary Arts

Time:  5:30-6:30pm
Number of Students:  10
Ages:  5th - 12th grade

Students will learn about types of food, using kitchen utensils, and kitchen safety as they learn to read and follow recipes and prepare food each week.

Beginner Painting

Time:  5:00-6:30pm
Number of Students:  10
Ages:  5th Grade - Adult

Beginner painting will teach students the basics of acrylic painting. Students will have the opportunity to create a variety of pieces throughout the course of the class.

Sewing

FULL

Time:  5:00-6:30pm
Number of Students:  5
Ages:  4th Grade - Adult

Students will learn the basics of machine and hand sewing, as well as how to read and work from a pattern. Students will learn how to properly use a sewing machine and will create a variety of projects throughout the year.

Drawing Class

Time:  9-11am
Class Dates:  October 5, 12, 19, 26
Number of Students:  6
Ages:  Adults

Beginners will learn the process to plan, design and create pieces of art using a variety of drawing techniques.

Bible Art Journaling

Time:  9-10am
Class Dates:  September 19, 26, October 3, 10, 17, 24, November 7, 14, 28, December 5
Number of Students:  5
Ages:  Adults

Learn to interact with God’s Word as you connect Scripture with creativity. Students will learn art and journaling techniques as well as a variety of Bible study methods.

Questions? Contact Andrea Grunden at agrunden@firstdecatur.org or 217.875.3350.