A student’s God-given desire to create and appreciate the aesthetic beauty in our universe is encouraged and nurtured through CHCA’s Visual Arts program. Through various opportunities, students young to old 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, art history, and 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 helps students acknowledge their God-given talents and pursue opportunities and challenges with confidence.
Explore this page or walk in any CHCA building and you will find how our students use the visual arts to tell stories...
Visual Art (Ages 2-4)
B.S., Middle TN State University
Misty Meyer is a long time preschool and elementary educator and launched CHCA's preschool two-year old program. She previously taught grades kindergarten-2 within the Northwest Local School District and at CHCA EBL. Misty is a native of Nashville, Tennessee, a graduate of Middle Tennessee State University, a wife, mother of 3 CHCA students, and above all a strong follower of Jesus Christ. Misty has had a passion for art and creating most of her life; in her personal time she enjoys watercolor and oil painting and hand lettering/calligraphy. Misty feels very blessed to be able to use her God-given gifts of creative artistic expression with the young children at CHCA and looks forward to supporting these students as they begin their creative exploration through the balance of their academic careers at the school.
Visual Art (Gr KPrep - 6)
Inspired by Surrealist artist Salvador Dali’s famous painting The Persistence of Memory, 6th grade art student created a digital collage and transformed it into the face of an analog clock.
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Kelly began her journey in the classroom in 2009 as a homeroom parent and loved it so much that she worked in almost every capacity possible including Art Aide, FOFA board member, and substitute teacher. Kelly was the full-time, long-term substitute teacher for the Lower School Art Room, Gr KPrep-4 for 6 months, and is now overjoyed and honored to be serving as the official EBL Art Teacher for Gr KPrep-3. She is a current member of the Ohio Art Education Association. Her favorite aspect of teaching young children is the excitement involved when introducing them to the various types of art and media, relating it to their world, and watching them discover, create, and value their own masterpieces! Nothing is more rewarding as a teacher than seeing your students realize their God-given talents!
B.F.A., Ohio University
John has 8+ years of teaching experience, having received his B.F.A. from Ohio University and an M.Ed. in Art Education from the University of Cincinnati. He is a member of both the National Arts Education Association and the Ohio Art Education Association, as well as a Cincinnati Arts Association Overture Awards committee member and Presenter at the National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC) conference. As an avid furniture maker, Mr. Hentz is often found in the woodshop or outdoors working on small scale landscape architecture installations.
AP Art Gallery Show & Reception "Drawn" (Gr 9-12)
ArtBeat Juried Art Competition (Gr 9-12)
Art Club (Gr 9-12)
Student Production Team (Gr 9-12)
B.S.A.Ed., Ball State University
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.
Mrs. Overmyer comes to CHCA with 30+ years of educational experience having taught in private, public, and homeschool arenas. As a conference presenter, teacher, mentor, and grant petitioner, Tina actively looks for ways to build into the educational experience of others. While the arts have made up most of her empowering contribution to students, as a professional educator she's facilitated the learning journey of advanced students in language arts, math, and science. While directing the enrichment program in her previous assignment, Tina took advantage of the community resources such as the Peabody Essex Museum, MIT, Southern New Hampshire University, parents, and professionals living nearby. She creatively blended the worlds of art, mathematics, and science while designing discovery-learning experiences for students in grades 3-8. Tina is enthusiastic about CHCA's mission and about her opportunity to serve students while collaborating with a dedicated team. She's most energized when she's creating. Whether brainstorming new programs, curricula, or unit themes, she's ready to do her part and build up those around her.
Visual Art (PK - Gr 6)
Armleder Art Club (Gr 1-6)
This CHCA '13 alumna graduated early from Miami University then spent 2 years exploring other job fields until landing in the freelance art world in 2019. Although she enjoyed the life of a full-time oil painter and all the adventure that comes with that, she felt God leading her to a place where she could invest in one community instead of operating as a lone painter. Now, in addition to freelance painting, Mrs. Hare invests in her students as she encourages them to discover God's gifts.