The comprehensive fine arts curriculum enables students to communicate at a basic level in the four art disciplines – art, music, movement and drama.
Our standards based program introduces children to various aspects of art including materials and techniques, elements and principles of art and design, art history, aesthetics, and art criticism. Creativity and original ideas are stressed in visual arts, while students are also required to demonstrate an understanding of concepts and techniques. Students further develop their knowledge of art elements by experimenting with a variety of mediums. All students participate and achieve success at their own level. This challenge of diverse levels and learning styles is accommodated by the flexibility and expertise of our talented art educator.
Music is a structured and progressive program at Queen of Angels for teaching music skills to children. It is a multi-sensory program with some of the approach being done through singing. Singing enables children to become instant music makers without the need to learn how to play an instrument. Children become aware of musical elements including pulse, rhythm, pitch, dynamics and tempo. Activities and musical games support multi-sensory learning and make the lessons fun. The singing lessons are carefully structured to build the key musical skills of listening, singing in tune, inner hearing, and ultimately reading and writing music. Taught in this way, classroom music builds children’s motivation, enthusiasm and confidence, and lays the foundation for a lifetime of enjoyment.
“Let’s pretend!” are the creative words most spoken in Queen of Angel’s Drama offerings. Students explore the fundamentals of acting as the actor uses their voice, mind, and body, through the utilization of exercises and games. The students develop ensemble and individual performance skills practiced both during Masses, religious activities, content presentations and competitions as well as grade performances. Students understand basics of auditioning and must audition for roles. Elements of set design are coupled with technical training to develop confidence in all elements of the theater arts.
STREAM is an approach to learning that uses Science, Technology, Religion, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics for guiding student inquiry, dialogue, and critical thinking. STREAM education encourages students to take thoughtful risks, persist in problem-solving, embrace collaboration, and work through the creative process. These are the innovators, educators, leaders, and learners of the 21st century!
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