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The Best of Both Worlds

February 19, 20242 min read

Think ahead 3 months:

It's summertime.

The weather is warm.

School is out.

As a parent, you are faced with endless choices on what student activities to invest your time and money in.

Christian families often find themselves split between two choices: summer programs that promote spiritual growth OR summer programs that promote artistic expression.

It can be a challenge to balance your child's schedule in a way that will encourage development in both areas.

Our summer classes are designed to combine both faith AND art to create a holistic and enriching experience for Christian families.

Here are 3 ways we promote both spiritual and artistic growth in our summer programming:

1. Inclusion of Biblical Principals

Each class is thoughtfully curated to incorporate biblical principles and values. From classes with expressly Christian themes such as "Creation Celebration" to classes with broader themes such as our weekly theatre classes, we strive to infuse every lesson with a Christian ethos. We aim to instill in our students not just technical proficiency but an understanding of Biblical concepts.

2. Holistic Education

We take a holistic approach toward education. We understand that nurturing a child's spirit is just as important as honing their artistic abilities. Our classes emphasize character development, teamwork, and the importance of using one's talents to uplift and inspire others. This holistic approach ensures that students not only excel in their chosen art form but also grow into compassionate, confident, and spiritually grounded individuals.

3. Community and Fellowship

We believe in the strength of Christian community. Our studio provides a supportive environment where families of faith come together, fostering a sense of belonging and shared values. Our students build lasting friendships and connections that extend beyond the studio walls and that promote spiritual growth.

We seek to offer Christian families a third choice when it comes to summer programs: a choice that aligns with their values AND that encourages their child's artistic growth. Let this summer change your child's life by teaching them how to combine their passion for the arts with their passion for serving God!

We hope you'll join us this summer on a transformative journey where faith and art converge! You can view and enroll in our summer classes here.

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Shelby Huckleberry

Shelby Huckleberry is the CEO of Reclaiming Arts, a performing arts center in Edmond, Oklahoma that focuses on Christian values and excellent training in the performing arts.

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