Arts – Middle School

Visual Art

Middle School Art is a hands-on course that covers the elements/principles of design and uses them with higher-order thinking and art history. Students will develop observation and technical proficiency in many art areas; drawing, painting, collage, printmaking, sculpture, etc. They will also work on developing personal art portfolios via a digital/computer-based means. Students will explore various subjects in their work with an emphasis on personal artistic discovery.

Music

Charlotte Academy music is a performance-based class. Students will participate in a variety of aural and rhythmic activities that reinforce the student’s ability to process and understand basic to advanced applications of music. The concepts of listening, creating, evaluating, and performing will be explored as well as the cultural and historical impact music continues to have. Various composers, musicians, instruments, styles, techniques, technologies, etc. will be covered through a host of discussions, demonstrations, and projects. Students will be using the ukulele as an instrumental focus.

The Middle School students will be taking intermediate ukulele. This is a cumulative experience that gets students prepared for an audience. More advanced students are given alternate parts and/or solos to promote their growth as a musician.