The First Academy’s ‘Silent Performers’ are at it again! Our Chapter of the National Art Honor Society was invited by Vintage Realty to paint their office wall in Windermere! On Friday Night, November 16, The Christmas Mural will be displayed at ‘Light Up Windermere’, a community event with food trucks and other activities. Businesses and the community will partner to celebrate the season, and capture their family Christmas card photo in front of the mural!

Students began working on the mural after school on Tuesday, November 6 and continued through the week to transfer the image to the twelve-foot-high wall. NAHS students, from 2D and 3D focuses, combined their skills and experience for a perfect expression, and had so much fun in the process! Several ‘dance breaks’ broke the intense painting experience and provided a short reprieve. Drivers passing by shouted ‘Go TFA’ and ‘Looks Great!’ out their windows which increased morale and Christmas Spirit.

The purpose of the National Art Honor Society at TFA is to inspire and recognize those students who have a God-given ability in art and to bring art education to the attention of the school and community. NAHS Members must maintain a 95 or above grade average in Visual Art for 3 semesters, and show consistency in quality and excellence in their work. They represent our school in local art contests and receive recognition for their efforts. Their character reflects Christian beliefs. They will take God’s world- its colors and forms, its lines and textures, its balance and movement and space- and combine all of them into a beautiful statement of what it is to be created and living in the image of God. Their goal is to give back to the world the same elements of beauty that they, as artists, take from it. They strive to create beauty in the world with their talents and their lives.

Psalm 19:1 Heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of His hands.