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Fine Arts Electives
Art 6 Fundamentals of Art
This course introduces 6th grade students to the Elements of art-line, shape, color, value, form, texture, space. Students will create unique two and three-dimensional works of art using a variety of media and art styles. They will be exposed to artists and art history, and will critique their own work and the work of others. A field trip to the art museum is an important part of the course.
Middle School Art Exploration
In this semester course, 7th and 8th grade students have the opportunity for creative expression in two and three-dimensions. While exploring the Principles of Design -- balance, contrast, emphasis, movement, pattern, rhythm, and unity students will experiment with a variety of media as they create unique works of art in many different styles. Students will be exposed to famous and not so famous artists, art history, and critiquing skills. A trip to the art museum is an important part of the course.
Theatre Arts Middle School
This course serves as an introduction to the theater and develops an ability to perform and speak in front of others. The course focuses on performance through improvisation exercises, communicating through movement, persuasive speaking, and a class play production. The skills gained in this course help the student develop a stage presence, vocal and physical techniques, ensemble skills and character development skills. A class fee of $30 will be assessed to each student.
Orchestra - Middle School
Incoming students may be required to pass a proficiency test for admittance into the class. This class is designed to emphasize the art of ensemble playing for stringed instruments and expand on the student’s previous learning experience. Emphasis will be placed on musicality, the ensemble setting, and performance practice. Example performance venues might include chapel, a Christmas concert, spring concert, etc. Qualified students may be invited to participate in quartets or small ensembles outside the overall group.
Choir - 6th Grade
1 or 2 Semesters
Students participating in 6th Grade Choir must display a positive attitude toward music and performing. Since the choir travels several times per year, students signing up for choir should be in good academic standing. Students will learn to read music and be instructed in group vocal technique. Students will be required to purchase and wear the required uniform for performances.
Choir - 7th & 8th Grade
Students participating in the Middle School Choir are 7th and 8th graders who must display a positive attitude toward music and performing. Since the choir travels several times per year, students signing up for choir should be in good academic standing. Students will learn to read music and be instructed in group vocal technique. Students will be required to purchase and wear the required uniform for performances.
Middle School Yearbook: 7th or 8th Grade
1 or 2 Semesters
Prerequisite and Limitations: Application required.
This semester or yearlong course will introduce students to the complete process of creating the Middle School Yearbook. Students will incorporate the principles of design, basic photography skills, writing, editing, and time management skills while working collaboratively to capture and creatively display our NCS memories.