What if art made you like God?
God is a Creator who rejoices in the fine and beautiful. The beauty and majesty of creation reflect the skill, forethought, and creativity of a divine Grand Master Artist. As creatures made in his image, we are endowed with the unique ability to make and appreciate fine art. Teaching art in the context of a classical and Christian school is by far the best way to raise students to understand and use one of the the greatest gifts God has given us.
He who works with his hands is a laborer. He who works with his hands and his head is a craftsman. He who works with his hands and his head and his heart is an artist. — St. Francis of Assisi
An Education in Wonder
Music, art, dance, and drama help form the heart and moral imagination of students. They represent a playful and joyful engagement with reality and are instrumental in engaging the affections and passions of students and directing them to love the Good, True, and Beautiful.
The Arts introduce students to reality through delight and provide a holistic education including the heart – memory, passions, imagination – as well as the body and intelligence.
Annapolis’ commitment to the Fine and Performing Arts can be seen at every stage of our educational program. From our youngest to oldest students, Annapolis’ comprehensive Arts program encompasses formal and informal instruction in the following areas:
- Musical Arts: Choir & Band
- Visual Arts: Drawing, Painting, Sculpting, Ceramics
- Performing Arts: Drama & Dance
In support of our commitment to the arts, we have expanded our campus to include the Annapolis Arts Center, an 8,000 SF facility devoted to the Fine and Performing Arts. This state of the art facility was added in the fall of 2014 to support a burgeoning demand for visual and performing arts among Annapolis students and faculty. The facilities include a theater and event center, a beautiful courtyard, and studios for dance, art, and ceramics.
Music is an outstanding gift of God and next to theology. I would not want to give up my slight knowledge of music for a great consideration. Youth should be taught this art; for it makes fine, skillful people. — Martin Luther