Fine Arts

Fine Arts Overview

Welcome!

Five facts to know as you begin:
  1. Fine Arts is an integrated and core component of a Regents education.
  2. The Fine Arts span all 3 schools: Grammar, Logic, and Rhetoric. Nevertheless, they exist uniquely as a division in their own right. 
  3. Festivities and performances are simply a part of the everyday educational environment.
  4. Many of our teachers not only serve our school community, but also contribute to the greater artistic community of Austin.
  5. The mission of Regents Fine Arts is: To glorify God by using and developing the artistic gifts given by Him and to establish an enduring appreciation and longing to esteem and share that which is beautiful in the eyes of God.

Digging Deeper

The fine arts are studied at Regents because they promote skills important in both academic and life success. These key skills include: creativity, confidence, real time problem solving, perseverance, and focus, the ability to receive constructive feedback, collaboration, dedication and accountability. Self-discipline as well as delayed gratification is inherently present with fine arts.
There are many studies on how fine arts students test scores are significantly higher than students who are “non-fine arts” students. According to data on SAT scores from College Board, fine arts students scored on average ninety-five points better than their non-artistic class peers. Art gives witness to societies otherwise long vanished.  Art finds its expression in all areas of our daily lives, inspiring and engaging us in the creative process even as we imitate God, the ultimate Creator. 
Regents Fine Arts Core Values
  • To strive for excellence in skill-building within each fine arts discipline to the honor and glory of God.
  • To form a well-rounded and culturally enriched student who appreciates the art, the artist and the Master Artist.
  • To build into the Regents community a love and appreciation for fine arts and see the program itself build community within the school and beyond.
  • To be an exemplary fine arts division that is a blessing to the wider scholastic community, Christian community, and the world, both locally, nationally and as God leads, internationally.
We reinforce our curriculum with concert series, field trips, tours, workshops and clinics featuring guest artists working in conjunction with our students and faculty.