Biblical Fine Arts: Ages 7 - 12

This Biblical Fine Arts Course is geared toward students that would like to expand the breadth of their artistic talents.

The  course will provide your student with the opportunity to respond to Bible stories or passages through many different types of arts projects. Every project explores a different art form: sculpture, textiles, paint, etc.. all with a Biblical concentration. Art projects are not step by step projects, but projects that require students to allow the Holy Spirit to work through them to lead them to strong artistic responses. For each lesson, students are required to write a short paper, show scrapbook design sketches and complete an artistic response as directed with a few words explaining their creations. 

Expectations for each lesson:

  1. Meditate on the Biblical Passage of the lesson. 
  2. Projects: - Complete the art project based on the reading.
  3. Explaining your artistic response to the lesson.

  • Prerequisites: None
    Instructor:Amy Gillispie, B.S.
    Age Level:  7 - 12
    Minimum Enrollment: 3
    Maximum Enrollment: 15
    Tuition for Semester: $300

    Class Meets: Thursdays, 9:00 - 10:00 AM Pacific

    Fall Semester begins September 9; Spring Semester begins January 6
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This course will be offered in Fall, 2019. Details will be coming soon!!

Instructor: Amy Gillispie, B.S. email
Prerequisites: No previous experience is required for this course
Age Level: This course is for students 7 - 12 years of age

Course Schedule (Class meets every other week):

Fall '19

August 27, 2019 -LESSON 1; September 10, 2019 - LESSON 1 IS DUE; September 24, 2019 - LESSON 2 IS DUE; October 8, 2019 - LESSON 3 is  DUE; October 22, 2019 - LESSON 4 and 5 are DUE; November 5, 2019 - LESSON 6 IS DUE; November 19, 2019 - LESSON 7 IS DUE; December 3, 2019 - LESSON 8 IS DUE; December 17, 2019 - LESSON 9 IS DUE - Presentation week

Spring '20

January 7, 2020 -LESSON 1; January 21, 2020 - LESSON 1 IS DUE; February 4, 2020 - LESSON 2 IS DUE; February 18, 2020 - LESSON 3 IS DUE; March 3, 2020 - LESSON 4 and 5 are DUE; March 17, 2020 - LESSON 6 IS DUE; March 31, 2020- LESSON 7 IS ; DUEApril 14, 2020  - LESSON 8 IS DUE; April 28, 2020 - LESSON 9 is DUE; May 5, 2020 - LESSON 9 is DUE - (Make up) Presentation Week

Materials Needed (these are not included in tuition):

Week 1


Week 2

Single hole punch
Paper clips

Week 3

Poster board
Single hole punch
deck of cards

Week 4

three different colors of paper... 6 sheets each

Week 5
Your project from Week 5
Graph paper
Colored pencils, markers or crayons

Week 6

paper cups
paper clips
Paper plates
Rubber bands the size of your paper plates (typically 8")

Week 7

Popsicle sticks
Elmers glue
Wax paper

Bonus Projects Week

cardboard boxes
large pieces of cardboard

Week 8 - your choices of the following:

graham crackers
peanut shells
paper mache paste

Week 9

Final Project: May use an option of the materials from Lessons 1-8

Amy Gillispie, B.S.

Amy Gillispie and her husband, Father Robert, began homeschooling their nine children in 1999.   Amy was graduated from The Ohio State University with a B.S.  in Architecture, did her Master’s work in Liturgical Architecture, played the organ for her church at twelve years old, danced in a ballet/jazz company, worked as a photographer/developer, directs musicals, is a COPE certified health coach, a registered IEW teacher and a licensed Simply Music Piano Instructor.  She wrote her own architecture curriculum and began teaching architecture courses to students from around the world when she created her business, Building Brilliant Minds, in 2009.  “Architecture” and “Music/Piano” continue to hold her heart because the possibilities are intertwined and infinite.    Mrs. G’s Architecture and Piano courses may be taken online during the arranged Zoom classes or privately.   For more information,  email Mrs. G.  at , or visit her website at .

Textbooks and Materials: books and art materials as needed.

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