Fine Arts at CCA
We believe that the aesthetic component of our students' eduction is crucial to their development. We include music and visual art instruction as part of their formal classroom training and encourage their participation in extra-curricular activities.
Music instruction begins in Kindergarten with a formal, twice-a-week courses taught to all students in grades 1-6. Of course, grammar school classrooms are full of singing throughout the day. Students in grades 7-12 must take choose three music electives during their Upper School years. Students are also invited to participate in the Treble Choir (grades 4-6) and the Mixed Chorus (grades 7-12). These choirs regularly perform at CCA events.
Students begin learning about the rudiments of art in kindergarten and first grade with their homeroom teacher. They start attending dedicated courses in art beginning in 2nd grade and continue thru 6th. Our primary objective during these years focuses on learning the principles of art ( line, shape, value, form texture, space) and elements of design ( balance, contrast, emphasis, movement, pattern, rhythm, unity) This is taught using various mediums with a heavy emphasis on drawing. Students also study art history. With each trimester they will look at an artist or art movement and create their own work of art in that same style. Students will complete at least three major pieces by the end of each year.
In addition to growing a knowledge and skill base in the visual arts, process and confidence are of great importance. We believe that as life giving as creating art is, it is also a discipline that can be achieved by all. There is deep fulfillment that comes with making, since we have been made in the image of our Creator. Our marks are as different as He has made us from one another and as we learn to see the beauty that surrounds us, it is our desire that our students at CCA believe that they can humbly and joyfully participate in and contribute to it.
To see samples of our students art work, please click here - Student Art Work Samples
Grammar School students are informally introduced to drama through historical skits, acting out sections of literature and stories such as Greek myths. Drama is offered as an elective course in the Upper School. Older students are also welcome to participate in the school's extra-curricular drama presentations. Student productions have included Antigone in 2004, The Fantasticks in 2006, Midsummer Night's Dream in 2008, Shakespeare's Twelfth Night in 2009, 12 Angry Jurors in 2010, Eurydice 2011, Best Laid Plans 2012 and Little Women 2013.
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Covenant Christian Academy
1982 Locust Lane
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17109