The creative arts are essential to a well-rounded education at a preparatory high school. The arts not only stimulate thought, creativity, and an appreciation of beauty, but also help students to see things differently, experience life more fully, and express themselves more completely. Concordia Academy has a long and rich history of fine arts. Award-winning programs in music, theater, visual arts, and dance are fundamental to the Concordia experience. CA is committed to honoring God and blessing students through excellence in the arts.
Concordia Academy art students participated in the 2012 “Artistic Discovery” sponsored by the United States Congress. The office of Congresswoman Betty McCollum from Minnesota’s 4th District chose a drawing by Junior Clare Beardsley as the 3rd place winner in this year’s competition. Clare’s work will hang in Representative McCollum’s St. Paul office over the next year and Clare also received a free summer art course at the College of Visual Arts in St. Paul.
3 Concordia Academy students were recognized for their outstanding art work at the Annual High School Honors Exhibition sponsored by Concordia University – St. Paul. Seniors Jay Andrea and Candy Nguyen received Honorable Mention for their ceramic pieces that were created in CA’s college-level ceramics course. These awards include a $300 scholarship to attend Concordia St. Paul. Sophomore Brittany Densmore receieved a “Top 5″ award for an ink & watercolor illustration created in her Advanced Art course at CA. This award includes a $500 scholarship to attend Concordia St. Paul.
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