The primary goal of the CCS Art Department is to equip students to be servants of Jesus Christ in their generation. And since this generation is a visual generation, classes will prepare students through the creative process and will give them a foundation that will enable them to be more marketable in the world of work.
The Secondary Art Department seeks to honor God through service to the community.
Each spring, art students participate in TAPPS Competitions (District, Regional and State).
Seniors who are going into the field of art have the opportunity to apply for the annual CCS Art Scholarship awarded at graduation.
Mrs. Brubaker is a graduate of Baylor University. She is certified in Art Education for K-12 students and is a published author/artist. Her work has been published in the following magazines and books: School Arts, Somerset Studios, Art Doll Quarterly, Keittoodles, Mixed Media Artists by North Light Books. Her awards include: Artsonia Most Published MS Art in Texas #2 2011-2013; Texas Art Education Association Electronic Gallery Grand Prize 2013; and Texas Art Education Association Artists' Sketchbook Competition Grand Prize 2012. Mrs. Brubaker's art has been exhibited at Pearl Museum of Fine Arts Community Gallery 2010 and Tate Modern (London) online gallery juried by Peter Blake 2011.
Coach Bretz is a graduate of Oral Roberts University, where he majored in Commercial Art. He is finalizing his ACSI certification and holds a CDL license. He taught and worked in the field of graphic arts before joining the Cypress Christian team in 2007. Over the years, Coach Bretz has competed in various art competitions and won awards for his work. His talent in graphic arts can be seen throughout the campus. Over the last two years, our campus has come alive with school spirit as a result of the Coach's "Warrior Design" projects. From the baseball dugouts to the gym to the hallways of the classroom buildings, Warrior Spirit is alive and well thanks to his talents and hard work.
See related Art stories in the CCS CONNECTION magazine:
- Summer 2013 - Fine Arts Highlights
- Fall 2012 - Fine Arts Highlights
- Summer 2012 - Art Awards
- Fall 2011 - "Fine Arts News"
- Summer 2011 - "Art Achievements and Honors"
- Fall 2010 - "Secondary Art"
- Fall 2009 - "CCS students have valuable options when it comes to choosing a Fine Arts class!"
- Summer 2009 - "TAPPS State Art Contest"
- Spring 2009 - "Art News by Michele Bennett"
- Spring 2008 - "God is the Creator and we rejoice to be able to create and use the skills He has given us."
- Fall 2008 - "Changes Benefit Art Department"