Arts

The fine arts program at GCA allows students to explore the fundamental elements of visual and performing arts. We offer a variety of electives including art, band, choir, dramatic arts, and worship arts. Many of these electives are offered on the lower, middle, and upper school levels so that a child may begin to grow and develop their God-given gifts and talents as young as kindergarten.

For an in-depth list of electives and opportunities for students please see the division specific pages.

Annual Night of the Arts

The annual Night of the Arts at Grace Christian Academy is an evening devoted to celebration of the outstanding fine arts programs at Grace Christian Academy.  As students perform in the areas of theater, music, and band, families also enjoy a school-wide display of artwork, photography, digital design, sculpture, and more.

Due to the distance learning format, the 2020 Night of the Arts was held as a virtual celebration and artwork evaluated and awarded by an independent judge.  Enjoy this virtual celebration of the fine arts at GCA!

GCA Fine Arts in the News

GCA Storytelling Festival 2020

The 2020 GCA Storytelling Festival did not disappoint!  Despite the necessary restrictions in attendance this year, this livestreamed event was another remarkable display of the gifts and talents by GCA students.  Third through sixth grade students competed for a panel of highly respected judges from WVLT and UTK as they shared stories based on their favorite mysteries.

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GCA Students to Shine in Shrek the Musical, Jr.

GCA students Keegan Spurr, Isabella Francisco, and Riley Watkins are preparing for the opening of Shrek the Musical, Jr.!  Keegan, who has the lead role in this newest production by Knoxville Children's Theatre, will star as Shrek. The show opens on July 10 and runs through July 26, with safety and health measures in place for attendees.

Buy your tickets today and support our talented GCA students! 

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GCA Ensemble Awards

The GCA Ensemble continued their annual tradition of voting for their peers in a variety of categories as the school year concluded.  The Ensemble awards are always especially meaningful since they are awarded to students by their classmates.

Congratulations to this dedicated group of students for another fantastic year in ministry through music!

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GCA Middle School Student Artwork on Display

Congratulations to GCA 8th grader, Kaitlyn Arnold, whose piece, "Stranger Art" was selected for display in the Dogwood Arts Synergy exhibition at the Clayton Center for the Arts.  Kaitlyn's piece along with other select pieces from K-12 students were recognized because of their excellence and creativity out of thousands of submissions in the region.

We're so proud of you, Kaitlyn!

 

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GCA Students' Art Honored at Dogwood Arts Synergy Festival

Congratulations to sophomore Lily Scogin and junior Keegan Spurr who had pieces accepted into the Dogwood Arts Synergy Exhibition. Keegan's piece, pictured on the right, won the High School Junior category!

You can view their pieces and many more displayed in the exhibition at the Clayton Center for the Arts, March 4-27, on the campus of Maryville College.

We're so proud of the way that you're using your gifts and talents, Lily and Keegan.  What an outstanding honor!

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GCA Junior, Meredith Bishop, Accepted into Governor's School for the Arts

We're SO proud! GCA junior, Meredith Bishop, auditioned with over 700 students for an opportunity to attend Governor’s School for the Arts in Theatre. Only 25 students were selected and Meredith was one of them!

Meredith will attend Governor’s School at MTSU June 6-27. This is not only a major accomplishment for Meredith individually but also an honor for the GCA Theatre Department!

Congratulations, Meredith. We are so incredibly proud of you and look forward to hearing about your experience!

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