Art class is a great way for students to learn about God’s world and further explore the talents God has given them.
During art, the students will learn how art is used to communicate. They will learn about the elements of art and principles of design and how these can be used in different ways to communicate what the artist is trying to say.
Students will also learn the history of various famous artists from different backgrounds and cultures at each level. Some different mediums and techniques that the students will use are: watercolor, tempera, and acrylic paints, clay, pencil drawing, weaving, printmaking, and oil pastels.
Students will use their time in art class to stretch their creativity and see the world through a different lens. Finally, woven into the art curriculum is also how art can play a role in restoring God’s world and how they, as Christians, can use their talents in art to glorify God.
Art class is available for those in 1st grade – 8th grade. The students attend art class once a week.
Our students are introduced to a variety of non-pitched percussion and pitched percussion instruments during general music classes.
Terms such as beat, rhythm, tempo, dynamics, musical symbols, time signatures, genres, melody, pitch, and the music alphabet are all interwoven during lessons and get more complex as the student moves up the grade levels.
When students are in 4th grade, they begin learning how to play the recorder. This prepares them for joining beginning band in 5th grade, if that is something they decide to do. Students in 6th-8th grades can choose to be part of the middle school band or choir. The band and choir perform three times a year: December, March, and May.
General music class is for PreK – 8th grade students.
The music curriculum is based on the National Standards for Music Education(NAfME):
① Singing, alone and with others, a varied repertoire of music.
② Performing on instruments, alone and with others, a varied repertoire of music.
③ Improvising melodies, variations, and accompaniments.
④ Composing and arranging music within specified guidelines.
⑤ Reading and notating music.
⑥ Listening to, analyzing, and describing music.
⑦ Evaluating music and music performances.
⑧ Understanding relationships between music, the other arts, and disciplines outside the arts.
⑨ Understanding music in relation to history and culture.