October 24, 2013

Fine Arts 

Total Credits Needed for Graduation: 1

Vision

The goal of the Fine Arts Department is to teach students to express glory and praise to God, their Creator, through the creative use of art and music and to use their gifts as a service to those around them.

Standards

A PCHS student will be challenged to

  • Develop an understanding of the importance of fine arts in a Christian's life
  • Recognize the beauty of God's creation within the fine arts
  • Recognize all talents and abilities as gifts from God, to be used for His glory, not just for entertainment or self-gratification
  • Exercise the discipline needed to create a piece of work from its conception to a point of completion
  • Fully develop his/her God-given talents.

Course Descriptions


Concert Band              

Credit: 1
Prerequisite: One year of instrumental music or approval from the instructor
Key Text: Sheet music, Method Book selected by the director for a given year, to be purchased by the student.

Objectives: This full year course strives to build musical abilities through a variety of performing venues.  Students will be challenged to:

  • Improve their technical proficiency.
  • Review and increase their knowledge of music theory and proper tone production.
  • Perform at school and community concerts and festivals, thereby using their musical gifts to glorify God.

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Choir               

Credit: 1
Prerequisite:  none
Key Text: Various sheet music

Description: This course is a SA(T)B choir open to all students.  Emphasis is placed on basic musicianship, sight singing, and proper vocal production while using choral literature in a wide variety of styles. Performances include in-school and off-campus concerts as well as opportunities for choral festivals and solo/ensemble festivals. 

Art I 

Credit: .5
Pre-Requisites: None

Description: This class will offer a basic knowledge of how to draw, paint, and sculpt. In addition, a project study of artists of the past will be shared amongst the students. This will encourage each art student to:

  • Obtain an aesthetic perspective of the world around them
  • Recognize art as art
  • Learn and apply the Principles of Design and techniques to create art
  • Express physically, mentally and emotionally while creating art

Art I Study & Experience:

  • Elements of Art (Line, Texture, Shape, Form, Value, Proportion, Perspective) - beginning stage at the high school level in a studio setting
  • The Principles of Design will be achieved through a multi-media of materials used (Pencil, Paint, and Sculpture)

Art II

Credit: .5
Pre-Requisites: Art I

Description: This class will broaden the basic knowledge that was received in Art I in drawing, painting, and sculpting. This will encourage each art student to:

  • Obtain a more in depth aesthetic perspective of the world around them
  • Recognize art as art with a deeper understanding
  • Apply the Principles of Design and techniques with a deeper understanding in creating art
  • Express physically, mentally and emotionally while creating art

Art II Study & Experience:

  • Elements of Art - intermediate stage at the high school level in both studio and on-site settings.
  • Continue achieving the Principles of Design through a multi-medium of materials - (Pencil, Paint, Sculpture, Photography, and Internet