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Visual Arts

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 processes, 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 webpage or walk in any CHCA building and you will find how our students use the visual arts to tell stories ...

CHCA Student Artwork

Early Learning Program

Curricular Offerings

Visual Art (Ages 2-4)

Visual Arts Faculty

Tina Overmyer

Tina Overmyer

Titles: Classroom Teacher
Degrees: B.A., The Ohio State University
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Biography:

Mrs. Overmyer comes to CHCA with 27+ 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.

Lower School

Curricular Offerings

Visual Art (Gr KPrep - 6)

Extracurricular Offerings

After School Art Enrichment (Gr 1-4)
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.
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.

Upper School

Curricular Offerings

Gr 7-8:

Visual Art

Gr 9-12:

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


Exhibit Opportunities

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

Extracurricular Offerings

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

Summer Offerings

Fun with Fiber Arts (Gr 6-8)

Upper School 9-12 Scholastic Winners

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

Mandy Feltman

Mandy Feltman

Titles: Classroom Teacher
Degrees: B.F.A., University of Georgia
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Biography:

Mandy has taught art since 2008 in both the public and private school settings. She paints in her home studio using mostly oil and acrylic on canvas and commissions her paintings. In her previous residence of Oldham County, Kentucky, she was a member of the Louisville and the Oldham County Arts Association, and frequently showed her artwork at Gallery 104 in LaGrange, Kentucky. She hopes to quickly become involved in the arts community in Cincinnati. She and her husband have two daughters who attend university and she is very thankful to have found an opportunity to teach art near their new home and feels blessed to be a part of the CHCA family.