The Arts are very important at Maranatha and we offer a growing and progressive four-year art program. This program is designed to give the student a thorough exposure to both the production and history of art, and to enhance his or her unique, God-given creativity. Maranatha's students have competed in various area-wide and national contests and have won numerous awards, including The Congressional Student Arts Competition, National Philanthropy Day, Huntington Hospital Public Art Exhibition, Art of Dairy Contest and Roses on Parade, LAUSD Student Competition, Scholastic Arts Student Competition. Many students go on to study art in leading art colleges and universities throughout the world. Our art classrooms, photo studio/lab, and Mac Lab, as well as our beautiful campus setting, all aid in this endeavor. Topics explored through the program are: drawing methods, perspective, color theory, portrait drawing, oil and acrylic painting, some modern art techniques, basis printing, photography, graphic design, and much more.
Courses offered in this department include: Art Introduction, Painting and Drawing, Honors Painting and Drawing, Advanced Placement Studio Art (with over 90% pass rate on the AP test), Honors Portfolio, Photography I and II, Advanced Placement Photo, Graphic Design I and II, and Yearbook.