This introductory course of the visual arts is taught in a lecture/“hands on” fashion with emphasis on drawing, the elements and principles of art and design. Students will enjoy participating in a wide variety of techniques and styles from impressionism and realism to abstract and pop art. They will be exposed to famous historical artists and movements like the Renaissance movement and the works of Leonardo Da Vinci, Michelangelo Buonarroti, Titian (Tiziano Vecellio) and Raphael (Raffaelo Sanzioof). Students will also be introduced to 20th century movements and artists such as the conceptual art movement with the examples of Jackson Pollock’s drip paintings and Andy Warhol’s pop art. While continually challenged with basic art criticism and aesthetic valuing, students will compare and contrast famous works as well as their own studio projects against the foundation of our Biblical Christian perspective. Issues concerning art, the functions of art, the meanings and the power of using visual art as a light to the world, will be ongoing topics. Students will be constantly encouraged to find their own God-given style and technique, through constantly engaging in “hands on” studio production.
Steel Drums is designed to give the student the necessary skills in learning to read music and performance techniques required to perform on the steel drums from beginner to advanced levels.
The High School Chorus performs both traditional choral literature and high energy show chorus music. Students study sight singing and basic music theory, as well as have the opportunity to arrange and accompany. Performances throughout the school year include GICAA Choral Competitions, a Christmas program, and local/school events.
In this course students will gain skills in one or more of the following areas: page design, advanced publishing techniques, copy writing, editing and photography while producing a creative, innovative yearbook which records school memories and events. Participants gain useful, real world skills in time management, marketing, teamwork, and design principles.
This course is designed to give students an overview of theatre arts with an emphasis in performance. Students will be introduced to topics in the history of American theatre, the roles in the theatre, types of stages, analyzing texts, auditioning, and theatre terms. In addition, students will practice physical and vocal techniques to improve their performance abilities. Students will be expected to complete individual assignments as well as work in ensemble with their peers. All students will perform scenes and monologues, and will participate to their full ability in class activities. Students will leave the class with a higher level of confidence and stronger communication skills.