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God’s Creation and Creativity at Miss Mikan’s Summer Art Camp

Posted on: June 30th, 2016 by Admin

Each June, Cornerstone’s art teacher, Miss Sarah Mikan, hosts an art camp inviting grade school students from CCA and the community for five days of learning techniques and applying creativity to several projects. The week culminates with a Friday evening art gallery; a very special time where the students get to show off their work to family and friends.

 

 

For the theme of art camp this summer, Miss Mikan chose “Creation.” Each project the students worked on centered on God’s creation. Miss Mikan taught the students that God has created art and that their talent comes from him. Each day they read from God’s word together, and high school students from the community aided Miss Mikan in her teaching. The students learned techniques using oil paint, watercolors, acrylic, pencil, and more. These budding artists then used these techniques in their very own pieces of artwork.

Miss Mikan says, “We incorporated science and art in steps that the students will be able to repeat. The end result of our gallery gave glory to God’s gifts, creativity, and power through a child to communicate through art. I was very impressed with the talent this year. I loved having each student with us!”

Cornerstone’s First Art Gallery a Labor of Love

Posted on: May 16th, 2016 by Admin

Cornerstone Kindergarten through 12th grade art students, led by our art teacher Miss Sarah Mikan, were invited to feature their artwork at Northern Illinois University’s second annual Artigras festival in DeKalb. Cornerstone’s gallery opened on Saturday May 7th at the DeKalb Area Women’s Center from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. with live music provided by our student worship ensemble. Miss Mikan chose the theme “Creation” for the gallery, and featured scriptures with each class’ artwork. The main theme Bible verses that Miss Mikan chose to center the gallery around are from Psalm 33:6-9, “By the word of the LORD the heavens were made, their starry host by the breath of his mouth. He gathers the waters of the sea into jars; he puts the deep into storehouses. Let all the earth fear the Lord; let all the people of the world revere him. For he spoke, and it came to be; he commanded, and it stood firm.”


“Every age group was represented and it was so awesome to see the way the kids’ faces lit up as they came in the doors and saw their art hung in a lit gallery case,” Miss Mikan said. She had her students use different mediums for their artwork varying from yarn fibers to watercolor to senior high school art student Meredith Guio’s showcase, which focused on sketching.

Miss Mikan gives much credit to Meredith Guio and sophomore art student, Noah Whitfield, who were an integral part of the preparation and set-up of Cornerstone’s gallery. Miss Mikan also says it was a joy to work with Anna Marie Coveny of the DeKalb Area Women’s Center.

Cornerstone commends Miss Mikan and her team for glorifying God with their artwork in our community! Cornerstone’s gallery may be viewed by appointment through May 28th on Fridays and Saturdays between 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.

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