The middle school art electives introduce students to the various forms of the visual arts, such as painting, drawing, sculpting and more. Students learn how to look at a work of art, identify and compare key characteristics in artworks, and understand the role that art has played throughout history. Through hands-on studio activities, virtual museum tours, discussion and research, learners develop an overall appreciation for the art they encounter in their daily lives and the ability to manipulate a variety of art mediums.
The middle school Choral elective provides progressive development of choral performance skills from 6th through 8th grade. First-year students are introduced to the basics of choral music, including proper singing techniques as well as beginning performance techniques. Second- and third-year students continue to build on their knowledge of sight-singing, music history as it relates to choral music, musical expression and performance techniques, as well as have opportunities for solo and duet performances.