Author Archives: rachaelvandyke

Welcome!

My name is Rachael Van Dyke, and I have had the privilege and joy of teaching K-12th grade art and design for over 13 years. I would love to share with you the exciting, real-world projects my students have completed … Continue reading

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Numbers

In 13 years of teaching my students and I have achieved: 1 -$14,000  and  3 $10,000 Kendall College One Day Art Scholarships  placing in  4/5 competitions Dual-enrollment with Kendall College of Art and Design 2 Merit 4 year scholarship to … Continue reading

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Via Design Critiques Final Exam

Students at NorthPointe Christian High School had the real-world experience of presenting their finished design boards to interior designers at VIA DESIGN in Grand Rapids, MI. Via Design designers, Emily and Ann, gave feedback and hosted a tour for my … Continue reading

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Progressive Architecture Hosts Critique

Students in Design II presented their architectural renderings, floor plans and Google Sketchup! designs to Progressive Architecture. Progressive AE has been very generous to host either tours or critiques over the past five years for NorthPointe Christian, making a real-world … Continue reading

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Real-world Logo Design

Two recent alumni remembered NPC’s Graphic Design department’s quality work and requested that my students take on the real-world project of designing the logo for their new venture -a private chauffeur company for Grand Rapids. Excited to take on this … Continue reading

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Guest Artist, Julie Quinn

Drawing and Painting I students have enjoyed the instruction of real-world abstract artist, Julie Quinn . Students have reflected on passages from the Psalms and created spiritually inspired works.

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