Studio Art & Design Faculty, High School
Director of Student Publications
"Being a part of the student publications classes has not only expanded my love for art and design but has also helped me narrow down my career options. I have gained skills and knowledge that I will use for the rest of my life. " Annie Carter, Class of 2021
The Student Publications division of the Fine Arts program provides creative students platforms through which their works can be published. Whether capturing the entire school in the yearbook, highlighting top quality student-produced literary and art pieces in the literary magazine, or featuring journalistic stories told in the printed newspaper and video productions, high schoolers in these classes use a variety of media to help tell the stories of the students at Little Rock Christian Academy.
Students in yearbook, literary magazine and multimedia communications classes use state-of-the-art Adobe Creative Suites software to take their ideas from creation to completion, mimicking the processes found in many real-life creative studios.
Students in the magazine publication class will use Adobe InDesign software, the industry standard for multi-page publications, to ultimately create the school's annual NCTE literary magazine. Under the direction of the adviser and student leaders, members of this class will learn to work both independently and as part of a team to collect and critique magazine submissions, create an overall design plan, design individual pages, and publish, promote, and sell the magazine. In addition to learning the basics of InDesign, students will also understand the fundamentals of digital design as well as develop skills in critiquing, editing and publishing.
This year-long course will provide creative students with a digital forum through which they can practice telling the stories of the people and issues that are important to them. Using the industry standard Adobe Creative Suites, students will learn design, layout, photography, videography, and journalistic writing techniques for print, online, social media, and other 21st century platforms. Students will explore and create in a fast-paced, structured yet free-flowing environment that is both collaborative and individually focused for the ultimate goal of publication.
Under the direction of the adviser and student leaders, students in this class will work together as a team to create, produce, sell and distribute the school’s yearbook. They will have the opportunity to develop skills in sales, marketing, communication, photography, graphic design, writing, interviewing and editing. Students will be held to high standards and will learn life skills as they are forced to work in a fast-paced, multi-faceted environment where meeting deadlines and managing one’s time are essential to accomplishing the goal of producing a yearbook. Students selected for Yearbook will be expected to sell advertising for the current year’s book and encouraged to attend a Yearbook Camp during the summer prior to the beginning of the school year.
"Here" LRCA 2020 Yearbook
Editor: Rachael Chrisman, '20
"Little Rock Christian Academy is a school that has been strategically placed by God’s hand. As followers of Christ, we get to take part in marking a difference and impacting the community while being united with the Holy Spirit.
It is HERE where we are called to make advantage of our surroundings and grow together as a schoolwide community that strives to make each day the best it can be.
It is HERE where the Holy Spirit resides, bringing joy and hope to those who are faithful.
It is HERE, in this moment, that we are to relish in the victorious football games, enlightening chapel services, meaningful relationships with faculty, and rigorous classes.
Now is the time when we are to grow in God’s love and rejoice in the day-by-day-moments that will be HERE and gone in the blink of an eye.
As a school, we will embrace our relationship with the Lord and seize every waking opportunity to live in the now and make each day better than the last.”
- from the opening pages of the 2020 yearbook
Masterpiece Magazine -"Create"
NCTE Literary Access Magazine Submission 2020
Editor: Anna Maack, '20
The high school’s 2020 NCTE literary magazine was published and distributed in September to contributors, creators and supporters. The 95-page publication called Masterpiece features essays, poetry, artwork, photographs, songs and even recipes created, selected, edited and designed by Little Rock Christian students. The overall theme for this year’s literary magazine was “Create,” and chief editor was Anna Maack, a 2020 graduate who is currently a freshman at Belmont University in Nashville studying graphic design.
2020 Capstone Project
Anna Maack, '20, Bo Morton, '20, Anna Young, '20
Through the Honors Senior Capstone program, an independent study modeled after a summative university project or research endeavor, Anna Maack, Bo Morton and Anna Young conceptualized, designed, wrote, photographed, published, printed and sold 150 copies of Victory magazine, an 80-page resource targeted to young women and focused on godly beauty, creativity and health. Mrs. June Hendren, director of student publications, served as advisor to the girls' year-long capstone project
The students donated the proceeds from magazine sales to The Dorcas House, a non-profit organization which provides education and opportunities for women who suffer from domestic violence or addiction to rebuild their lives on the foundation of Jesus Christ.
Pictured at the facility with copies of Victory Magazine are Dorcas House employees Elizabeth Childress, director of domestic violence, and Kellye Albey, director of recovery, and recent graduates and Victory Magazine creators Anna Young and Bo Morton.