In the middle years the arts course aims to encourage a personal response by stimulating imagination, sensitivity, conceptual thinking, powers of observation and analytical ability. Learners gain confidence and enthusiasm as they develop technical skills in two and three dimensional form and composition, and are able to identify and solve problems in visual and tactile forms. They also learn how to develop ideas from initial attempts to final solutions. An ideal foundation for further study, our team also develops a greater awareness of the role played by the various art forms in society and in history, broadening cultural horizons and individual experience.
The arts component of the curriculum also provides opportunities for students to:
- Develop proficiency as musicians, actors and visual artists
- Acquire audience skills such as listening and viewing responsively
- Interpret and present their own or others works to a range of audiences
- Create and critique plays, compositions and artwork using a selection of tools and techniques express feeling, ideas, experiences and beliefs in a variety of ways
- Improve coordination, flexibility, agility, strength and fine motor skills.
Dancing is the act of moving the body in rhythm, usually in time to music. It seems natural for people to express themselves through rhythmic movement. Dancing is both an art form and a form of recreation. Dance as an art form may tell a story, set a mood, or express an emotion. We offer option of choosing Western dance or Indian dance approaches to make students
Music includes the study and exploration of sound and the expressive use of musical elements. Students will join together in musical activities using their voices, bodies and simple instruments to develop concepts about sound and musical awareness. Students will be exposed to and work on, a wide range of musical stimuli. They will participate both individually and in groups. Students will read, develop and record musical ideas in composition.
Drama includes the development of creative skills, verbal and non-verbal expression, an awareness of the perspectives of others, and aesthetic appreciation. Drama enables all students to communicate in powerful ways that go beyond their spoken language ability. Our readers’ theater program ensures that the students learn the relevant skills and use them to perfection.