Student Life - Lower School - Fine Arts
The Lower School Fine Arts Offerings are designed to develop a deep love and appreciation for the arts through numerous course offerings. These include:
Introduction to Music: All lower school students participate in music class one day per week for 50 minutes. Using National and Georgia Standards for Music Education as a guide, students learn to sing or play alone with others, use good tone to express themselves musically, and learn the language of music notation.
K4-K5: With a focus on music literacy, kindergarten students learn how to express themselves musically. Students are introduced to a variety of songs and dances taught with an emphasis on history and culture. Students also learn fundamentals of music notation and discover their own beautiful voice as they play and sing stimulating music games. Performance opportunities include the school-wide Christmas program and Kindergarten graduation.
1st-3rd grade: More fundamentals of notation are introduced in 1st through 3rd grade, giving students an opportunity to explore nuances of percussion as well as other families of instruments. Students are taught methods of memorizing parts, establishing cognitive development and problem-solving skills. Performance opportunities include the school-wide Christmas program and Spring Concert.
Winter Musical: Students perform at a winter musical that gives every music student a chance to demonstrate proficiency on their instrument through traditional and classical music.
Spring Recital: The Spring Recital provides music students with the opportunity to perform a solo on their instrument of a piece of music they select.
Elementary Art: Elementary students attend art once a week. Students participate in activities which include integration of technology, art history, and application of studied techniques.
Beginning Art: Students learn basic drawing techniques including shadowing, perspective, and the importance of negative/ positive space. Students also learn color theory using acrylic and water color paints. Students also receive introduction to basic hand building techniques in clay.