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Visual Arts

A student’s God-given desire to create and appreciate the aesthetic beauty in God’s universe is encouraged and nurtured through CHCA’s Visual Arts programming. Through various processes, our youngest to our oldest of students become aware of how art relates to multiple areas of study, and the world around us. They examine the human experience through their own creativity, through art history, and through the use of visual mediums, technology, literature, and God’s word. We strive to help our students become engaged and insightful participants. Visual Fine Arts at CHCA prepares students to acknowledge their God-given talents and to pursue with confidence opportunities and challenges set before them.

Walk in any CHCA campus building and you will find visual arts telling numerous stories throughout our halls.

Student Artwork Inspires ArtBeat 2017 Poster

Early Learning Program

Curricular Offerings

Visual Art (Ages 2-4)

Visual Arts Faculty

Amy Lautner

Amy Lautner

Titles: Classroom Teacher
Degrees: Art Academy of Cincinnati
Mount St. Joseph University
Northern Kentucky University
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Biography:
Amy studied graphic design and worked for ten years in typesetting, advertising, and package design. She returned to school to pursue fine arts, art history, and ceramics. Amy is currently participating in the Reggio Emilia training with the CHCA Early Childhood staff. Outside of CHCA, she enjoys textile arts, particularly wool rug hooking.

Lower School

Curricular Offerings

Visual Art (Gr KPrep - 6)

Extracurricular Offerings

After School Art Enrichment (Gr 1-5)
Artist’s Guided Studio (Gr 5-8)

Summer Offerings

Fun with Fiber Arts (Gr 6-8)

Visual Arts Faculty

Annette Eberhardt

Annette Eberhardt

Titles: Classroom Teacher
Degrees: B.A., Xavier University
M.A., Miami University
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Biography:
Annette is a member of the National Art Education Association (NAEA) and the Ohio Art Education Association (OAEA), and attends the OAEA annual convention. She is a participant in a Cincinnati arts networking group with local artists and business owners and runs her own art business on Etsy. Annette is taking ongoing independent study classes from Colorado State University.
Dawn Marosi

Dawn Marosi

Titles: Classroom Teacher
Degrees: B.S.N., University of Akron
B.S.N., University of Akron
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Biography:
Dawn is a member of the Ohio Art Educators Association and enjoys attending yearly art classes and seminars to learn new teaching and art techniques. She has recently taken clay, watercolor, and acrylic painting classes from Arrowmont School of Art, and batik paper-making, book making, and clay classes from Miami University. She teaches art at summer camps and creative meditations for small groups. Dawn and her husband are also marriage mentors and coaches for the Outback America ministry.

Upper School

Curricular Offerings

Gr 7-8:

Visual Art

Gr 9-12:

General Art
Studio Art I and II
Stained Glass
Ceramics
Photography
Drawing
Layout & Design I and II
AP Art Portfolio


Extracurricular Offerings

Artist’s Guided Studio (Gr 5-8)
Anime Club (Gr 9-12)
Art Club & Visual Arts Open Studio (Gr 9-12)

Exhibit Opportunities

AP Art Gallery Show & Reception (Gr 9-12)
ArtBeat Juried Art Competition (Gr 9-12)

Summer Offerings

Fun with Fiber Arts (Gr 6-8)
Animation Camp

Visual Arts Faculty

Tim Hilderbrand

Tim Hilderbrand

Titles: Classroom Teacher
Degrees: B.S.A.Ed., Ball State University
M.A.Ed., Miami University
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Biography:
Timothy is a member of the Ohio Art Education Association and serves as an Advanced Placement Portfolio Reader. Outside of CHCA, he is a professional potter, a freelance artist and designer, and a creator of residential and commercial stained glass.
Annette Eberhardt

Annette Eberhardt

Titles: Classroom Teacher
Degrees: B.A., Xavier University
M.A., Miami University
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Biography:
Annette is a member of the National Art Education Association (NAEA) and the Ohio Art Education Association (OAEA), and attends the OAEA annual convention. She is a participant in a Cincinnati arts networking group with local artists and business owners and runs her own art business on Etsy. Annette is taking ongoing independent study classes from Colorado State University.

Armleder School

Curricular Offerings

Visual Art (PK - Gr 6)

Summer Offerings

Fun with Fiber Arts (Gr 6-8)

Visual Arts Faculty

Gail Varner

Gail Varner

Titles: Classroom Teacher
Degrees: B.A., University of Cincinnati
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Biography:
Gail is a member of the Ohio Art Education Association and attends their conferences regularly. Outside of CHCA, she teaches first-grade art at Loveland Early Childhood Center and also teaches at Painting with a Twist in Mason. Gail has taught after-school art classes at Uptown Arts in Cincinnati and Saturday enrichment classes for Great Oaks Vocational School. She also has painted sets for plays and created lobby displays for Acting Up Theater in Mason. For more than 25 years, she has organized and taught Vacation Bible School crafts at her church.