Fine Arts

MISSION STATEMENT:

The Southwest Christian School Fine Arts Department develops an appreciation of the arts from process to product.  We seek to awaken students to the God-given talents in them, educate them in the disciplines of the arts, and build on our legacy of excellence with Christ at our center.

INTERMEDIATE BAND I
Grade Level: 7, 8
Length of Course: 2 semesters

The Southwest Christian School Fine Arts Department develops an appreciation of the arts from process to product. We seek to awaken students to the God-given talents in them, educate them in the disciplines of the arts, and build on our legacy of excellence with Christ at our center.

INTERMEDIATE BAND II         
Grade Level: 7, 8
Length of Course: 2 semesters

The Southwest Christian School Fine Arts Department develops an appreciation of the arts from process to product. We seek to awaken students to the God-given talents in them, educate them in the disciplines of the arts, and build on our legacy of excellence with Christ at our center.

ART
Grade Level: 7, 8
Length of Course: 1 semester

This course will include the study of the elements of art, many types of drawing and painting techniques through multiple media using both 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional art including clay.  The arts serve as the primary signature of a culture, carrying our individual and collective images and ideas from one generation to another.  This course will explore the function of visual arts in the community and recognize historical and individual artistic history and style.  This course is designed for beginning level students to create an awareness and appreciation for art.

CHOIR
Grade Level: 7, 8
Length of Course: 1 semester

Students who are members of the SCS choir will utilize their God-given talents to the best of their ability to read music using solfege, blend in harmony with one another both musically and through interpersonal relationships, and exhibit professional musicianship both in rehearsal and while performing.  Students will discuss music as a reflection of its culture of origin and explore the influence Christianity has had over musical development throughout history including, but not limited to:  genre, texture, style, and musical notation.  All choir students are expected to practice and show improvement through the study and performance of solo, small ensemble, and large ensemble material.

THEATRE ARTS
Grade Level: 7, 8
Length of Course: 1 semester

Middle School Theatre is designed to educate students in all aspects of Theatre Arts. We will explore the impact of all Fine Arts on our culture, our personal lives, and our relationship with God. This class is built upon individual participation, the process of the class as an ensemble and an overall standard of integrity in production and performance.

DANCE
Grade Level: 7, 8
Length of Course: 2 semesters

Dance is a survey of dance class that covers several different styles of dance including Jazz, Lyrical, Hip Hop, Ballet, Theatrical Dance, and Cultural Dance depending on the year the course is taken.  Units on Nutrition and/or Bones and Muscles are covered in alternate years. 

 

 

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