Visual Arts

Discovery and Expression

At all educational levels, art is integral to an LM education. Creatively taught, art can be a pathway to learn about, or reinforce the learning of, many subjects such as history and geography — even mathematics and science.

As a means of communication, the visual arts enable a student to observe, explore and respond to life through many media and design skills. Discovering the creative process can draw one to God, the ultimate creator.

At LM, art courses cultivate reflection and aesthetic sensitivity to cultural expressions worldwide. This awareness and appreciation for all of God’s earth and people lead to constructive creativity and career choices that nurture our global society.

The Calvin and Janet High Fine Arts Center physically represents LM’s commitment to the arts. There is a robust arts program and courses available to students at every grade level.

Elementary School

Discovery and Expression - Art & MakerSpace Class

At all educational levels, the arts is integral to an LM education. Creatively taught, the arts can be a pathway to learn about, or reinforce the learning of, many subjects such as history and geography — even mathematics and science. Lancaster Mennonite provides a range of  visual artistic skills, appreciation and opportunities that nourish creativity and a deeper understanding of God and the world. Art classes are offered for students in kindergarten through fifth grade, taught by a certified art teacher.

Students have Art class for K-4 one time per week and MakerSpace class one time per week.

MakerSpace

We provide students a place to walk through the steps of planning, designing and creating projects with their hands that are rooted in real world problem solving.

We integrate STEAM: science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics in an interdisciplinary and applied approach.

The MakerSpace Class gives students the opportunity each week to work through the design process as they collaborate, innovate, tinker, create, build, prototype, and problem solve real world problems.

Middle School

Student drawing for 100 People Project

LM values creative expression as part of the curriculum, and provides opportunities for all students to develop and nourish creativity and a deeper understanding of God in core classes as well as in stand alone art courses. Middle school students participate in art, and art instruction is provided for students grades 5-8.

High School

High School students have the opportunity to take numerous art courses, including drawing, painting, ceramics, sculpture, photography, and more! The Music Artsection of the Curriculum Guide, has more information on LM’s art classes currently available.

Lancaster Mennonite High School students regularly win numerous local, regional and national awards in visual arts competitions. In addition, Landis Holmes selects a piece of artwork each year from the LMH Spring Fine Arts Festival to become a part of their permanent art collection and awards the Art Student Scholarship Award to the student artist.