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Fine Arts

Visual Arts K-8th Grade
Media Arts 6-8th Grade
General Music K-8th Grade
Instrumental Music 4-8th Grade
Drama K-8th Grade
Dance King Arts Only

All arts courses follow the Illinois Fine Arts Standards which have a shared structure which include a focus on four primary areas:

  • Creating – Conceiving and developing new artistic ideas and work.
  • Demonstration:
    • Performing (dance, music, theatre) – Realizing artistic ideas and work through interpretation and presentation. 
    • Presenting (visual arts) – Interpreting and sharing artistic work.
    • Producing (media arts) – Realizing and presenting artistic ideas and work.
  • Responding – Understanding and evaluating how the arts convey meaning.
  • Connecting – Relating artistic ideas and work with personal meaning and external context.

This structure allows students to engage in a design cycle focused on exploration, creation and at points provide the opportunity to get feedback and continue to work on pieces. Departments develop their own curriculum guides that outline the learning experiences within these disciplines.