When children are encouraged to express themselves and take risks in creating art, they develop a sense of innovation that will be important in their adult lives. Children in our lower school have developed the confidence to take chances and begin to embrace outside-of-the-box thinking.
- Explore basic art concepts through process art practices as well as more structured art practice
- Introduce and implement a variety of materials
- Use simple creative tools
- Develop the concept of using art for personal expression
- Explore more involved art methods, materials, and tools
- Conceptualize a project and see it through to completion
- Introduce art movements and artists
- The basic principles of meter, rhythm, and tonality are taught to help in the analysis of music which will help create short melodies.
- Students will learn to play the recorder and apply music reading skills and notation symbols.
- Students will discover history, periods, cultures, diversity, and unique styles of music.
- Students relate music to other arts and disciplines outside the arts and integrate cross-curricular experiences.
- Hand drums, various percussion, and many different instruments are introduced in a hands-on environment.
To celebrate the joy and value that is found in various aspects of woodworking, lower school woodworkers:
- Apply safe working procedures while practicing skills being used in basic woodworking operations
- Construct basic student-selected projects
- Practice using a file independently to shape wood
- Observe and apply custom laser engraving to their projects
- Create and use a simple plan to aid in the construction process