Recovering an Understanding of Art

When it comes to art, especially sacred art, we don’t know what we don’t know. 

In the article linked below, Catholic artist and author David Clayton writes about the collapse in art education and the resulting fruits we see around us every day, even in our churches. He also provides a detailed description of how sacred art “works,” and what we need to do to recover a genuinely Christian approach to art. 

https://www.thewayofbeauty.org/blog/2022/8/the-corruption-of-art-education-in-the-modern-era

Art Instruction for Kids

Children are naturally interested in making art, and of course this should be encouraged. In fact, basic art skills such as drawing should be a part of a well-rounded education. Many well-known artists first learned to draw in school. 

Catholic artist David Clayton provides a valuable perspective on art education for kids (or anyone, for that matter):