Art The Fine Arts play a significant role at Redeemer Lutheran School. From first grade through their middle school years, students create original artwork in a wide variety of media. Skill-based instruction in contour drawing, value, light shading, color theory, perspective, two-dimensional and three-dimensional design is provided sequentially throughout the grades. A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, notby the desire to beat others. Ayn Rand "Art does not solve problems, but makes us aware of their existence," sculptor Magdalena Abakanowicz has said. Arts education, on the other hand, does solve problems. Years of research show that it's closely linked to almost everything that we as a nation say we want for our children and demand from our schools: academic achievement, social and emotional development, civic engagement, and equitable opportunity.