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Visual Arts

In the beginning, God CREATED the heavens and the earth.  Genesis 1:1

The Visual Arts program at Crean Lutheran High School provides a healthy environment for students to cultivate creativity and see Christ in the world around them. Students develop a lifelong appreciation for the arts through the courses: Exploratory Art, Honors Exploratory Art, Drawing and Painting, Sculpture I & II, Photography I & II, Graphic Design I, Advanced Art, and AP Art.

Each course incorporates a Christian worldview and focuses on the idea that we create because we are created in the image of God. Through the visual art program, students will leave with the understanding of the creative process, historical context, visual communication, and applications that connect to real life experiences.

The Visual Arts and AP Spring Showcase - SOJOURNER

Sojourner, a person who resides temporarily in a place

Throughout this online art exhibition, you may notice how the world of art opens the opportunities for students to navigate through their thoughts visually. As many students depict the struggles of this life, we are urged to set our course as sojourners towards the eternal perspective. Understanding that we are living in a temporary state, we are encouraged by the grace of Jesus Christ and can have hope in Him, for the life that is to come.
This year we were saddened that we were not able to be together due to COVID-19 and celebrate our artists in our beautiful art gallery. However, we are thankful for technology and the opportunity to still honor our students and program through this website. These students have taken problem solving in the visual arts to a whole new level. By using materials from home, crayons, paper, environmental materials, and more, they have created work that reflects not only themselves but the transition into shelter in place.

Art Offerings

Artist of the Year Awards

2018 Orange County Register
Artist of the Year in 3d visual arts: jung min lee

Senior Jung Min Lee was named the Orange County Register's 2018 Artist of the Year in 3D Visual Arts.
"Issues that deeply concern Lee include the plight of Syrian refugees and the carnage of the October mass shooting in Las Vegas. Her provocative work on such topics has earned her the honor of being named the Orange County Register’s 2018 Artist of the Year in 3D visual arts." -Theresa Walker, OC Register

2017 Orange County Register
Artist of the Year in 3d visual arts: Zoe Zhou

Senior Zoe Zhou was named the Orange County Register's 2017 Artist of the Year in 3D Visual Arts.
"Art classes gave her an outlet – to be around other children, to express her fears. Later, when she came to the United States to live with a host family while attending high school, she felt that isolation and fear again, partly because of her language skills. So, again, she spoke through her art. 'With a pencil in hand, I showed the world what was in my mind without having to worry about my accent or poor vocabulary. My paintings were more than just beautiful pictures on a canvas; they gave me a voice, a way to uniquely illustrate my point of view.' " - Theresa Walker, OC Register


2015 Orange County Register Visual Artist of the Year - Tiffany Chung

Dahye "Tiffany" Chung was selected in May of 2015 as the Orange County Register's Visual Artist of the Year. Dahye began drawing as a young child in South Korea.  She is now a senior preparing for her last finals and moving on to Carnegie Mellon University where she will pursue a degree in Communications.
Dahye is interested in the natural world and what happens when the natural world intersects with the artificial. She works in a variety of mediums, including origami and embroidery, to express her passion. Dahye was selected from a pool of applicants by a team of artists, museum curators, and art teachers.