WE WERE MADE TO CREATE. TO BE CREATIVE. TO COMMUNICATE AND EXPRESS ALL THAT IS WITHIN US–ALL THAT IS TRUE, BEAUTIFUL, AND GOOD.
Pacifica’s vision for the arts is to give students opportunities to voice and express their creativity and talents in the classroom, on stage, and in the community. Through these experiences, students learn more about the beauty in God’s creation and the complexities of human life and relationships and about how to make meaningful impacts on our society and culture.
The curriculum of the visual and performing arts is a rigorous one, taught by instructors who are engaged in both their classroom work as well as the professional world. Students are taught the fundamentals of technique and theory by experts in their fields while also being challenged to create new works of their own. They are then urged to share their work before an audience of students or community members as a natural part of the act of creativity. This cycle of practice, creation, and exhibition is fundamental to any successful arts program–Classroom, Exhibition, and Critique.
This process may or may not result in applause or congratulations. Importantly, however, it does instill courage and determination to continue exploring, deepening one’s understanding, and pursuing one’s individual voice.
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