The Houston Christian visual arts department gives students the opportunity to appreciate artists from the past and help create artists of the future by discovering and exploring their personal talents and abilities. There are a variety of options to choose from including beginning, advanced and advanced placement classes in Drawing and Painting, 3D Art and Ceramics, Photography, Integrated Media Productions, Video Technology, and Yearbook.
The visual arts department enters students in various competitions throughout the year including Scholastic Art and Writing Awards (multiple Silver and Gold Keys at the local level), Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Art Competition (five blue ribbons), National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts, Houston Buzz Magazine’s photography competition, Texas Art Education Association Visual Arts Scholastic Event (Gold Seal recipient at the national level in 2018), PhotoGuru (first place photo in black/white), and Association of Texas Photography Instructors.
Art is displayed continually throughout the campus and at a spring art show and in conjunction with performing arts, showcases student artists. The visual arts department also collaborates with the English department to produce Magnum Opus, an annually published writing and visual arts literary magazine. The magazine is open to all students as an after-school club, and promotes writing across the curriculum with high quality visual artwork. All these opportunities grow and develop students' artistic abilities year-round and in different ways.