NRCA art department 

Art Extravaganza!


Dear Parents of Kindergarten through 12th grade students

 The NRCA Art Extravaganza will be held on Thursday Evening February 21, 2019 from 6:30-8:00 pm. We hope everyone will be able to attend this year’s grand exhibit of students’ artworks from all grade levels kindergarten through 12th grade.

Here is some information for you to consider as you prepare your child’s entries.

             1. Art entries will be accepted beginning December 4th through January 17th.

         2. Only one entry per student grades K - 5th. Maximum two entries per student for grades 6th - 12th.

 3. Art on paper must be matted with a precut purchased mat. No frames or glass are permitted for the show. (Mats can be purchased at Michael’s, Hobby Lobby or AC Moore). Art on canvas should not be matted.

 4. Art should be done within the 12 months prior to the Extravaganza. Art done more than 1 year prior is not acceptable for the show by ACSI standards.

 5. Entries must be clearly marked on the back with the student’s name, grade and homeroom teacher.

 6. We do not recommend submitting fragile or breakable entries, as the art must be moved numerous times for the exhibit.

 7. Art must be original. Copyrighted designs or art done from kits are not acceptable. Art may be submitted from art classes at NRCA or elsewhere.

 8. Art must be entirely done by the child without adult assistance to be eligible for the art show. 

  Please note: Entries that are submitted late will not be accepted.

 If you have any questions, please contact: 

Mrs. Minguez at minguez@nrcaknights.com  

Mrs. Pecore at cpecore@nrcaknights.com


12 Reasons to teach art in school

1. The arts teach children to make good judgments about qualitative relationships. Unlike much of the curriculum in which correct answers and rules prevail, in the arts, it is judgment rather than rules that prevail.

2. The arts teach children that problems can have more than one solution and that questions can have more than one answer.

3. The arts celebrate multiple perspectives.
One of their large lessons is that there are many ways to see and interpret the world.

4. The arts teach children that in complex forms of problem solving purposes are seldom fixed, but change with circumstance and opportunity. Learning in the arts requires the ability and a willingness to surrender to the unanticipated possibilities of the work as it unfolds.

5. The arts make vivid the fact that neither words in their literal form nor numbers exhaust what we can know. The limits of our language do not define the limits of our cognition.

6. The arts teach students that small differences can have large effects. The arts traffic in subtleties.

7. The arts teach students to think through and within a material. All art forms employ some means through which images become real.

8. The arts help children learn to say what cannot be said. When children are invited to disclose what a work of art helps them feel, they must reach into their poetic capacities to find the words that will do the job.

9. The arts enable us to have experience we can have from no other source and through such experience to discover the range and variety of what we are capable of feeling.

10. The arts' position in the school curriculum symbolizes to the young that we believe art is important.

11. The arts teach discipline, neatness, diligence, and many other excellent character qualities.

12. Learning about the arts helps students appreciate the beauty of God's creation.