At Fasiledes Preoaratory School, we believe every student should have the opportunity to receive a quality Arts training, regardless of grade level, ability level, or background. The Arts empower students to think critically and creatively, to contribute to their communities, and to communicate and lead confidently. Students who participate in the Arts consistently score higher on standardized tests than students who do not.
Enrichment and extension Arts opportunities are provided in after school activities and trips, helping create the best possible learning environment for students to pursue a life-long education in the Arts.
Visual and Fine Arts
The arts provide a forum for safe expression, communication, exploration, imagination, and cultural and historical understanding. Teaching students to be creative, like teaching literacy or mathematics, is a deliberate process, and the skills learned through participation in the visual arts are a vital ingredient in preparing young people for the challenges they will face in shaping the future.
The year-long Elementary Visual Arts Program is taught through six overarching themes. As students explore these units of inquiry through the Visual Arts, they gain enduring understandings about the elements and principles of design, and build visual and analytical skills through discussions of art and aesthetics. Artist’s Studies, Multicultural Art, and Art History form part of the program each year. Students learn how artists through the ages express themselves, communicate their culture, and record the world around them.