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Visual Arts

Our Mission
The Art Department at Aurora Christian School's focus is to discover and refine talents and skills given to us by our Creator as a way of worship and expressing God’s greatness.  Our art students have the opportunity to learn about significant artists and their styles, and learn to create their own artwork in that same style.  Students also apply biblical principles to the works being studied.  They learn to break down famous works of art into the seven elements and principles of art.

Students at ACS have a wide variety of visual arts offerings, from drawing to graphic design! Our drawing, painting, ceramics, photography, and honors art classes are all aligned with the Illinois State Standards, the Priority Learning Targets of the District, and Advanced Placement for the Arts.


Our Goal

Our goal is to Glorify God through the visual representation of our relationship with Jesus Christ while educating from a Christian world view and preparing students for a life of service to Christ and their world in the arts.

God created us in his own image; and one of the most fascinating and awesome gifts is our own ability to create!

View our Student's Work

As students excel in class, they are rewarded by having their artwork published online.  This gives them both local and national recognition. See our social accounts to see some of their amazing work.

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National Top Colleges and Universities Visiting ACS Visual Fine Arts

VCU - Virginia Commonwealth University (Ranked #1 in the Nation in Art)

SAIC – School of The Art Institute of Chicago (Ranked #2 in the Nation in Art)

SCAD – Savannah School of Art and Design (Top 30 in the Nation)

AAC – Art Academy of Cincinnati (Top 30 in the Nation)

CIA – Cleveland Institute of Art (Top 10 in the Midwest)

College of Paris France (Top 30 in the Nation)

RISD – Rode Island School of Design (Top 30 in the Nation)

MIAD – Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design

MCA – Memphis College of Art (Top 30 in the Nation)

MCAD – Minneapolis College of Art and Design (Top 30 in the Nation)

Kansas City Art Institute (Top 30 in the Nation)

The American Academy of Art in Chicago

Northern Illinois University

University of Illinois

Marvel Comic, Artist Ashton Gallagher visited ACS to talk about jobs in the art field and about winning awards.

The American Academy of Art in Chicago, “Dr. Pencil” Artist Rick Fortson visited ACS to talk about drawing photo-realistically and interacting with famous actors and actresses in TV and the Movies.