Creation brims with color and sound. As ones created in God’s image, we are marked with the same creative impetus. Our Visual and Performing Arts program empowers students to discover the excitement and joy of creating, while building foundational skills and character traits that will allow them to pursue the arts in the future.
All K-8 students receive art instruction once a week. With each lesson and project, a basic element of art is emphasized to foster an understanding and foundation in the visual arts. These elements include line, color, value, texture, shape, space, form and perspective. Students are able to build on this foundation as they advance through school. A goal of this enrichment is to cultivate creativity.
General music classes are offered to all K-5 grade students. Music curriculum is based on California and National Music standards. Mrs. Sanchez also pulls from a Kodaly and Orff-Shulwerk approach. During classes students engage in folk dancing, develop critical listening skills, sing and play games from various cultures. Students learn how to notate, compose, and arrange music – individually and collaboratively. They transfer these skills to pitched and unpitched percussion instruments. Students in 4-5 grade learn the soprano recorder. There is also a General Music elective for 5-6 graders. Students play chimes, ukulele, sing, and play pitched percussion. Our music classes participate in a Veteran’s Day program, Christmas musical and a Spring concert. There are also opportunities to perform at our annual talent show.