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Visual Arts

Discover Valor Arts+Media’s innovative visual arts programs.

Based in problem solving, risk taking, and creative expression, students can explore a variety of digital and traditional mediums. Our disciples are deeply connected and we encourage our students to experiment and explore. Students receive in-depth training in our programs while thriving in a joyful, well-crafted, student-centric culture rooted in Christ.

Visual Arts Programs

Traditional Media

Valor’s traditional media program offers students first class studio experiences in ceramics, drawing, and painting.

With a traditional approach that encourages digital sensibilities, students build strong technical foundations and move into conceptual forms of expression. We explore the ‘why’ behind student work at every level and dive deep into ‘creating because we were created.’

Students exhibit their work in our galleries and on our walls year-round. And student exhibitions range from large to small and intimate, with work being displayed around the city as well. Student voice is paramount; our events have heavy student involvement with many creative leadership opportunities.

Classes
  • Ceramics
  • Drawing/Painting
Teachers
  • Hayes Trotter: Visual Arts Department Lead, Drawing and Painting
  • Trista Clagett: Ceramics
  • Kaley Monson: Drawing and Painting, Gallery Coordinator

Digital Media

Valor’s digital media program offers students state-of-the-art studio experiences in film, design, and photography. With a digital approach that encourages traditional and hands on practices, students build strong technical foundations and move into conceptual forms of expression.

Photography students will find a wide range of subject matter through class trips with our desire to provide opportunities far beyond the walls of the classroom and campus. Our spaces allow for screen printing, dark room, green screen, television broadcasts, and high-level editing among others.

Students exhibit their work in our galleries and on our walls year-round. Student voice is paramount; our events have student involvement with many creative leadership opportunities.

Classes
  • Graphic Design
  • Photography
  • Film
  • Broadcast News
  • Yearbook
Teachers
  • James Gonzales: Graphic Design, Web Design, Screenprinting
  • Kevin Von Qualen: Photography
  • Joshua Anamier: Film, Broadcast News
  • Gayle Kakac: Broadcast News, Intro to Photoshop
  • Natalie Jackson: Yearbook

Arts+Media Team

Browse our Arts+Media staff directory to get an idea of the amazing people who work with Valor parents and students.

Virtual Tour

Start with a virtual tour of the Valor Arts Center, and then schedule a shadow day, tour, or drop by for an open house.

Contact

Questions about our Arts + Media programs or facilities? 
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Valor High School Testimonial - Justin
I wouldn’t be where I am without the support of my high school art teachers. They always encouraged me to explore my own concepts and ideas and to develop my own artistic voice.
Valor alum, Gordon College 2018

Justin