Visual and Performing Arts
The variety of programs offered expose students to their potential areas of strength. In most cases, art and music have been cut from public education. Western's programs in the arts open up new worlds to our students, and allow them to discover their special talents. These programs inspire our students to be stretched and think creatively in all aspects of their lives, and appreciate more fully the beauty in the world around them. Students analyze and evaluate the cultural and moral values expressed in art that creatively communicates God's truth.
Elementary students are able to weekly participate in the following instruction:
- Annual ACSI Choral Festival
- Annual ACSI Art Fair (K-8th)
Middle School Students are offered the following fine arts courses in our Enrichment Program:
6 th Grade Introduction to Theater and Acting 101
In this class, students will learn theater history, and various components of theater such as costume, lighting, and makeup techniques. The students will then experience basic acting monologue and scene study. The students will apply this knowledge to actual productions for chapels and other various activities throughout the quarter.
the works of the masters.
7 th Grade Shakespeare Studies
Shakespeare should never be boring! This is an action- packed, on your feet class where students will learn to love Shakespeare. The students will study the man, his times, his works, and by the end of quarter be on their way to becoming Shakespearean actors! The students will have the opportunity to participate in plays which will bring a better understanding and appreciation to these classic works.
7 th Grade Art
This course will explore creativity in art with hands-on projects in several mediums such as oils, water colors, sketching, and sculpturing. The class will study the basic elements such as line, shape, color, value, texture, form and space. The students will also examine the works of famous artists and try their hand at imitating.
After School Programs
- Arts and Crafts
- Praise Dance (God Rods)