Germany : High School Teachers – Art (BFA)
Black Forest Academy provides a quality, international Christian education that equips its students to influence their world through biblical thought, character, and action. TEAM is one of Black Forest Academy's sponsoring organizations. For more about BFA, go to their website: http://bfacademy.com/.
BFA provides an English language education for grades 4-12. Grades 1-3 are part of a bilingual school, Christliche Schule Kandern. BFA serves the children of international Christian workers and international business families who want a North American curriculum that incorporates a Christian worldview. BFA has an enrollment of approximately 310 students, about 50% of the 7th-12th grade students are residents in the boarding program.
BFA's commitment to quality, international, Christian education means that BFA is a great place to grow through service. BFA is seeking men and women who are passionate about missional Christian education, who will serve as models to students of what it means to follow Christ. Prayerfully consider how God may want to use you to be involved in global missions at Black Forest Academy. It’s not just a job; it’s an opportunity to change lives.
The purpose of a BFA high school teacher is to provide a quality, Christian, international education for high school students in grades 9-12.
Art Appreciation - Ancient Art through Contemporary Art
(Fine Art Elective)
This course moves students through a behind the scenes look at the visual objects which both record and influence man's march through time. Students will be introduced to the process of art critcism as a means to a greater appreciation of works of art and the creative process. Concepts discussed include the spiritual and cultural purpose of art, vocabulary of art, composition and basic principles of design. Students may visit artistic sites and create a replica of a famous artwork. Some written reports and presentations will be required.
Foundations of Art
This course will allow the student to discover the artist within and unlock the talent within, while teaching the skills necessary to allow them to go beyond their expectations. The emphasis of this course is on the development of skills related to observation and drawing. The elements (line, shape, texture, space, proportion, form, value and color) will also be explored and used in a variety of 2-dimensional art projects. Students will be expected to keep a journal (sketchbook) of their work as well as the development of a vocabulary of artistic concepts. Connected to these concepts will be the experience of critique as well as the application of the Left/Right brain hemisphere theory.
Drawing and Painting 1
The emphasis of this course continues to be on drawing and explores painting media with emphasis on color, composition, simple subject matter and technique; as well as the development of vocabulary of artistic concepts. The emphasis on this course is on the principles of art, namely unity, variety, emphasis, rhythm, movement, and balance. Students will be expected to creatively apply skills developed in previous art courses. Studio projects will entail objective observation and nonobjective analysis of still life, landscape, abstract, and/or figurative subjects. Students will be expected to keep a journal (sketchbook) of their work.
Prerequisite: Foundations of Art
Mixed Media/Fine Arts
Students will work in a variety of mixed media. Students will practice and gain a basic understanding of various collage, assemblage, and sculptural printing techniques so that they can then begin to effectively "mix media". Students will continue in their development of an understanding/vocabulary of artistic concepts.
Prerequisite: Foundations of Art of Hand-building
This course introduces students to basic hand building and glazing techniques, develops beginning design skills through basic drawing techniques and promotes student understanding of the role ceramics plays in world cultures.
Interested applicants should browse current job openings on BFA’s website and fill out a pre-application online. At the same time, it’s a good idea to fill out a preliminary application with TEAM because all BFA staff members come through an international mission organization. As such, each staff member must provide his or her own financial support through donations (usually tax-deductible) from churches, family, friends, or personal savings.
TEAM and BFA prefer that applicants commit to a two-year minimum stint. It takes a certain amount of time to adjust to living and working in a new setting, doubly so in a foreign culture. In cases of dire need, the school might give its okay for a one-year commitment.
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