Early Childhood Fine Arts introduces our youngest learners (Pre-K through grade 1) to the wonderful world of the arts. During these formative years, children learn to feel comfortable expressing themselves creatively in music, art, and theatre. Creative art helps children become divergent thinkers and build fine motor skills. Theatrical play helps develop self-esteem and empathy towards others. Curriculum highlights include painting, color
study, self-portraits, rhythm instruments, creative movement, iPads, and the Early Childhood Winter Concert.
Students in grades 2-5 participate in visual art, music, and theatre each once a week. Art for grades 2-5 includes clay, painting, observational drawing, printmaking, dip pen and ink, an interdisciplinary microscope project, and the grades 4 and 5 art shows.
Students experience music through practice and performance. Children develop a strong foundation in both concepts and skills as they study the elements of music and apply their skills through singing, dancing, and playing a variety of Orff and percussion instruments. Other music highlights include keyboarding, recorders, ukelele/guitar, solfege vocal techniques, music theory, and the grades 2-5 Winter Concert.
Theatre for grades 2-5 challenges students across the performance, literary, and technical elements of theatre. Collaborative curricular projects allow children to learn classroom material in a creative forum. These projects include the grade 2 poetry party, grade 3 Greek Mythology play, student-written grade 4 Theatre play/workshop, and the grade 5 immigration simulation. Other grades 2-5 Theatre highlights include public speaking, social and cultural dance, theatre lighting/technology, puppets, play-writing, and the grade 5 Showcase.