The Arts

Kindergarten - 5th Grade Art (Elementary Art)

In the Elementary Art program, the prominent objective is to guide the students to grasp the reality that God is the first and ultimate Artist and Maker of heaven and earth. John 1:1-4 states, "In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. In him was life, and that life was the light of men." By being good stewards of our God given abilities, we'll recap and expand on multisensory skills based on the Elements of Art and Principles of Design. The students will be encouraged and challenged to stretch their imagination, explore art history, view well-known artists, apply a variety of art mediums and techniques, understand there is a process to a project, express and articulate their perceived idea, and plan how they will arrive at the end of the product design.

While enjoying the creative process, the student's hearts and minds will be guided to honor the Lord with their varying abilities in the education of art. The art curriculum for each grade is designed to be manageable for their learning level and skill.

In the Elementary program, students will have the opportunity to analyze and implement drawing, painting, small sculpture, and fiber arts. Along with an art journal, the students will be compiling a portfolio containing their progressive art work from the entire year. Some of their work will be sent home through the school year, but a majority will be retained for display and special events at the school.

I truly believe each individual is designed with a desire to create in some capacity, which is an amazing imprint of our Creator. It is an honor and joy to educate students in the visual arts here at Faith!

About the Teacher

Mrs. Stephanie R. S- Rosenblum has a Bachelor of Science in Education from Delaware Valley University and Continuing Education in the Visual Arts through Philadelphia Museum of Art

Middle School Art (6th - 8th grades)

A period of insecurity for some students, much effort is taken to make art an enjoyable and successful endeavor. Emphasis is placed on working hard and enjoying the process as well as the reward of a completed project. Art history and art appreciation are woven into the curriculum.

Projects and media includes: marker and pencil self -portraits, collage, kaleidoscope designs, linoleum printing, pen and ink techniques, drawing and painting techniques, mask making, metal repousse, watercolor, color theory, clay and sculpture, art history and art appreciation.

Sr. High Art

Art is more than an elective. It is essential to learning. It cultivates self-expression, imagination and creativity, as well as critical thinking and problem solving skills. Students who learn about art develop their capacities to weigh meanings and make evaluations. Understanding and making art can help teach students how to work cooperatively in a group and how to work hard to achieve a goal.

God is the Great Artist—He designed this world and all that is in it with harmony, balance and variety. We are made in His image, therefore each of has in some way the ability to create and express ourselves artistically. This is the message I strive to communicate to all my students at FCA. Everyone can be successful in art!

Divided into 5 areas:

Art I: Usually 9th graders, Art I is a prerequisite for all other high school art classes with the exception of Studio Art. Strong emphasis on drawing and exploring various drawing media. Students will learn drawing and shading techniques and composition, as well as become proficient in handling materials.

Art II: A detailed study of some of the important art periods and artists from those periods. Students will use various media to demonstrate their knowledge of these periods and artists. Some of the periods include: impressionism, expressionism, surrealism, realism, pop art and cubism.

Art III: Designed especially for the student who is interested in pursuing art as a career. Students create self -portraits throughout the year, utilizing various media and styles.

Advanced Art: Designed for students who have taken Art I, II and III. Students work independently on a series of projects of their choice, utilizing the art room to its fullest. Emphasis is placed on originality.

Studio Art: A class designed to accommodate any high school student, regardless of grade or previous art experience. This is a relaxing yet challenging class. Projects are based on the student's ability and we explore many types of media.

About the Teacher

Kristi Kosik graduated from Bob Jones University in 1984 with a bachelor's degree in Art Education. She has 30 years' experience teaching art to all ages-from toddlers to adults. She has competed and placed in several art shows and juried crafts shows over the years. She finds it very rewarding to see her students grow in their knowledge and art experiences from Intro to Art in Middle School to Advanced Art students in Senior High. Several of her students have graduated and enrolled in Art Schools of various types.

Music

Faith Christian Academy emphasizes the arts by teaching music and art classes. Our music room is furnished to provide a creative setting for the class. The music classes involve instruction and class participation. Choir, handbells, drama, and speech enable the students to be involved in the arts.

Several evenings each year are set aside for special programs, music concerts, art exhibits, and the Academic Fair. Student involvement is encouraged. FCA tries to provide opportunities for students to use the talents God has given them in all areas of life.

The Fine Arts classes available for each grade vary based on the grade level. You will find the Fine Arts available for each grade level under Academics and below.

Music Theory Grades 10 - 12 Elective

The students will learn the rules of writing music and how the chords fit together to create a song. The students will learn to analyze written music. The students will create their own music following the rules of part writing.

Band Grades 6 - 12 Elective

The students will experience playing as a group while balancing their part with the entire band. The students will play varying styles of music from all historical periods. The students will learn to play with proper dynamics and articulation.

High School Choir Grades 9 - 12 Elective

The students will learn proper breath support, posture, dynamics and enunciation. The students will experience singing as a group as well as singing their separate parts with the choir. The students will learn to sing in different languages and styles from all musical periods.

Middle School Choir Grades 6 - 8 Elective

The students will learn proper breath support, posture, dynamics and enunciation. The students will experience singing as a group as well as singing their separate parts with the choir. The students will learn to sing in different languages and styles from all musical periods.

High School Hand Bells Grades 9 - 12 Elective

The students will learn proper ringing technique. The students will experience ringing and counting in a group so as to play their bells at the proper time with in the whole. The students will learn to play with proper dynamics.

Middle School Hand Bells Grades 7 - 8 Elective

The students will learn proper ringing technique. The students will experience ringing and counting in a group so as to play their bells at the proper time with in the whole. The students will learn to play with proper dynamics.

Music Appreciation Grades 7 - 8 Elective

This is an overview of Music history, styles, and composers.

Chamber Choir

  • A small, auditioned group, selected from the HS Choir.
  • The students will learn proper breath support, posture, dynamics and enunciation.
  • The students will experience singing as a group as well as singing their separate parts with the choir.
  • The students will learn to sing in different languages and styles from all musical periods.
  • This choir often sings in churches and at events during the school year.
  • Note: We do not have an elementary chamber choir

Elementary Choir Grades

  • K - 2 grades: The students perform a short program that includes songs and a short skit. This encourages the students to sing a-long as a group. It also gives them opportunity to perform in front of an audience.
  • 3 - 5 grades: The students perform a short musical. There is singing and drama, all done by the students. This is gives the students experience in performing in front of an audience. They sing as a choir with many opportunities for solos and small group ensembles.

Drama Department

And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him. Colossians 3:17

Mission: Purpose of the drama department is to develop and direct our student’s God-given talents to their fullest potential.

Skills: Through acting, set and costume design, improvisation, storytelling, communicating, monologue and other theatrical skills, we inspire one another to use these gifts to bring glory to God."

Past Performances:

  • The Seussification of a Midsummer Night's Dream by Peter Bloedel - Spring 2016
  • Cheaper by the Dozen by Christopher Sergel - Spring 2017
  • A Christmas Carol Adapted by Jacqueline Goldfinger - Fall 2017
  • Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs by Michele L. Vacca - Spring 2018
  • Legend of Sleepy Hollow Adapted by Vera Morris - Fall 2018

In the Spotlight:

Mane Stage Performers
ANNIE: The Musical

  • Thursday, April 11th, 2019 at 7pm
  • Friday, April 12th, 2019 at 7pm
  • Saturday, April 13th, 2019 at 2pm

Middle School Drama
The Whatsit by Jon Jory

  • Friday, May 24th, 2019 at 7pm

In the Wings:

Clue: On Stage