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Philosophy of Visual Art Education
God has created us in His image, including the nature and ability to create. We are each a unique creation of God with a specific plan and purpose, way of seeing the world, and communicating, including visually, in a unique way. God created us with the ability to express ourselves visually. We are surrounded by the beauty and variety of Gods creation, and He has created us to be affected on a personal, spiritual, emotional and even physical level by visual stimuli. The process of observing God's creation and creating can be a way of connecting on a deeper level with the Lord. There is also order and purpose to His design, and we can see, appreciate, and emulate these characteristics in our visual design choices. Our culture is increasingly visual based (media, advertising, functional design), and students need to understand how to interpret and use visual media in ways that bring glory to God. Our purpose is to glorify God, and the visual arts are another way to serve this purpose.
Visual art also promotes an understanding of human nature across cultures and time, fosters communication, perception/aesthetic awareness and creativity. The visual arts also can be used to enhance learning in all areas of the curriculum.
Through the visual arts, students will be able to problem solve through a variety of choices as well as learn various techniques to produce visual images and communicate their ideas and emotions. Students will learn to look for further meaning in visual art. Students will also learn to appreciate aesthetics of Gods creation and subsequently visual art. Through visual arts, students make decisions, develop discipline, promote originality, and experience new ways of thinking and seeing, allowing construction of personal meaning from experience and building confidence/motivation.
The four components or content areas of the visual arts are:
1. AESTHETICS - What is art? Understand one purpose of art is creating beauty. Appreciate each work as unique individual creation. Observe, listen, discuss art and perceptions. Understanding artistic choices and how they relate to and enhance life. Encourage taking risks and trying new ideas.
2. ART CRITICISM - How is visual art organized? What to look for involves viewer interaction with image, looking closer, resulting in aesthetic experience. Organized discussion about art, whether from artists from many cultures and time periods, or own art.
3. ART HISTORY - Learning about art by understanding people in relation to times and places created, including beliefs, values, customs, social habits, economic conditions, etc. Understand how beliefs are or are not consistent with Christianity.
4. ART PRODUCTION AND CREATIVE EXPRESSION - Communicate ideas visually through creative use of materials and production processes (collage, drawing, fibers, mixed media, painting, photography, printmaking, 3D forms, technology) utilizing elements and principles of design.
The mission in the SCA Theatre Department is to inspire students to achieve their God-given potential in theatre - including both acting and technical expertise - through excellent productions and classes in a professional and challenging environment. In junior high, students may take Junior High Drama (1 semester) and Advanced Junior High Drama (1 semester). In high school, students have three year-long choices available to them - Theatre Arts I, Theatre Arts II and Theatre Performance. In the area of forensics and debate, SCA offers a variety of classes in both junior high and high school. Anne Mussatti teaches and also coaches the junior and senior high forensics and debate teams. To learn more about forensics, please e-mail her at email@example.com.
In addition to drama and forensics classes, SCA Theatre has two main productions each year in which students may participate, either as actors or as part of the student-led technical crew. Each year there is at least one large cast play, and every other year, there is a musical. In the past, SCA has produced a rare combination of comedies, dramas, historical plays, and musicals including Hello Dolly!, Korczak's Children, 12 Angry Jurors, and M*A*S*H (10/11); Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella and Sabrina Fair (09/10); Peter Pan & Wendy, The Dining Room, and Pride Prejudice (08/09); My Fair Lady and Towards Zero (07/08); Diary of Anne Frank and Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing (06/07); The Foreigner and The Sound of Music (05/06); An Ideal Husband and God's Favorite (04/05); and Anne of Green Gables and The Coarse Acting Show (03/04). Each year, the most advanced students present One Act Night, a collection of student-directed (and often student-written) short plays. In 2012, the Theatre Arts II and Worship classes united to write the book, music, and lyrics for Shelter(ed): A Student-Written Musical. The director of SCA Theatre is Emily Stam. Please e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions. She would love to tell you more about SCA's exciting theatre program.
This year's shows are...
Acts of God by Mark Rigney - November 15-17, 2012
The Comedy of Errors by William Shakespeare - February 14-16, 2013
Roald Dahl's Fantastic Mr. Fox by David Wood - April 11-13, 2013
One Act Night - May 4, 2013
The vocal and instrumental music departments are committed to the development of each individual student in the areas of music theory and appreciation, worship, and performance. Our classes are designed to encourage exploration and participation in each of these areas, using a variety of activities. Each year, the music department prepares programs where the students have an opportunity to perform for family and friends and to showcase the talents God has given them. These performances are an integral part of each students music education. In 4th grade, all students learn how to play the recorder. This exciting adventure will begin in the first semester reinforcing music theory; then culminating with performing on the instrument for the second semester. An extracurricular honors choir is available for all interested 5th - 6th grade elementary students. In the spring, 4th-8th grade students have the opportunity to participate in the ACSI Music Festival. Adjudication is available for piano, vocal, and instrumental students. Solos, ensembles, Honors Choir and 6th grade band will represent our school at this off-site event. Emphasis is placed on sharing God-given abilities rather than competing against others. Band students (5th-6th grade) rehearse outside school hours from 8:00-8:45 twice weekly. High school music students participate in Missouri State High School Activities Association competition.