Heritage Arts Academy
A Biblically-grounded Training In Artistic Skills
“Finally brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, let your mind dwell on these things.”
Heritage Arts Academy exists to practically pursue the teaching of Philippians 4:8.Through introducing students to a variety of media, methods, and mentors, HAA offers students the opportunity to hone artistic skills, while also being introduced to the truth, goodness and beauty of art. This is done through working diligently with their hands, but also through discussions (for older students) regarding the biblical foundations for the arts.
Time-proven, classical teaching methods will enrich and enhance the student’s growth. The Word of God, a Christian worldview and reformed theology will be the readily integrated in the subjects chosen and created, all discussions, presentations, interactions with others, and the work ethic expected.
Heritage Arts Academy offers students and adults a number of opportunities to study, practice and learn about the visual arts, e.g. short, introductory courses up to longer term classes and studios. Pencil drawing, charcoal, pastels, acrylic/oil/watercolor painting, as well as theater arts will be offered and taught by local artists and directors. (Depending on resources and instructors, sculpture and other 3-D arts may be added.)
Since he was a little boy, Tom Garfield was interested in doing art. This was largely due to the influence of his artistic grandfather, Hubert L. Garfield. Tom studied art at the University of Idaho and graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 1980. He went on to serve as the Superintendent of Logos School (and its head art instructor) for 35 years. After retiring from Logos School in 2017, Tom sought to continue to offer biblically-based art and theater training to local students, whether in home-schools or day schools. With the support of family and close friends, he designed a program that would provide that training in art and theater. Thus Heritage Arts Academy was formed. The name ‘Heritage’ is drawn from Tom’s gratitude for his grandfather’s gift of time and encouragement, as well as a rich legacy in the Christian faith going back several generations.
Heritage Arts Academy will seek to regularly include the skills and talents of local artists to offer as wide and as excellent a program as possible.
The Academy is located on the second floor of 312 S. Washington St, Moscow, Idaho.