The Art program here at Storefront Academy, focuses on the Elements of Art and the Principles of Design. This program utilizes different mediums and techniques such as drawing, tempera paint, charcoal, collage, clay, watercolor paint and many more. Students will gradually build skills which will help build their confidence as artists and critical thinkers; students will learn to integrate their artistic experiences with other academic subjects and different cultures.
Our Art program helps students find their artistic voice. They also learn to grow an appreciation of various disciplines of the arts, while exploring art history and artist’s different styles of art. The art experience here at Storefront makes a great contribution to the mental, emotional, and social growth of our students.
Storefront Academy is a very strong advocate of Music for our children as it is a very important part of a child’s development. Music is a whole brain activity that gives the child an artistic way of expressing themselves, it helps develop the creative side of the brain, and the technical side. This course teaches students about the history of music, the genres and the elements of music such as rhythm, melody, dynamics, timbre, form, and harmony.
Students from kindergarten to second grades learn about notes, and their value. They also learn about pitch and rhythm and we use a variety of percussion instruments such as rhythm sticks, drums, bells, maracas, and shakers. Students from third to fifth grade learn how to read music, sing, and play the recorders. Students learn the value of notes, beats, treble clef and they learn to read the notes from a staff. Students are taught how to use the recorder which is a woodwind instrument, as a result students learn breath control which is necessary to learn for other wind instruments.
The music course matches the school’s theme of the month to create a cohesive experience. This course uses all songs and movement activities from GoNoodle. Music benefits children’s physical wellness, academic success, and social emotional health.