Arts in the Curriculum: Skyline Education offers an integrated and comprehensive performance and visual arts education, aligned to the Arizona State Grade Articulated and National Standards, as well as the National Standards for Arts Education. Courses offered range within the disciplines of Performing and Visual Arts. Students in grades K-12 experience and create as they progress through the programs of dance (ballet, jazz, modern, hip-hop and lyrical dace), theater, music, multiple-medium and -dimension art, photography, graphics and beyond. Students create, relate and evaluate from beginning through advanced level by practical, written, and performance-based assessment.
Vector Prep and Arts School art programs are integrated into the daily schedule just as athletic programs to provide students with stimulation around the Arts. Years of research shows that Art is closely linked to almost everything that we as a nation say we want for our children and demand from our schools: academic achievement, social and emotional development, civic engagement, and equitable opportunity (Smith, Edutopia,org).
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Art courses offer an opportunity for students to learn about the world in a different way than other academic disciplines. Students will have hands on experience creating art with a variety of media such as drawing, painting, clay, and other 3 - D materials. Through these projects this course will incorporate Art History, learning about other cultures, social topics, as well as a sense of identity and self - expression. Students will learn presentation skills as well as responding to their own and others’ artwork.
Students will design with a variety of media, objects, and creations in 1, 2, and 3D design. Students will be responsible for all aspects of their design, which includes pop and historical creations. Students will create a portfolio to show at the art exhibitions. Advanced students will create their own art and designs to be displayed at Art Walks.
Skyline Education offers photography courses with a focus on artistic development and technique, as well as History of Film. This course will guide students to think critically about what they see in film, and to consider the film - making process and decisions made along the way. It also helps students place films in a historical context, using them as a springboard for conversat ions about social issues. Course content includes a variety of genres of films, study of different photography angles that will give a film a certain feeling, discussion of directors and what made them great (Alfred Hitchcock, Frank Capra, George Lucas etc.) and actors like Sidney Poitier, Cary Grant, James Stewart, and Grace Kelly.
This program focuses on ballet, jazz, modern, lyrical and hip hop dance technique. Our Dance and Ballet program is offered to students ages Pre-K through 12th grade. As the basic fundamentals and techniques are developed, other styles of dancing such as contemporary, tap or ballroom dancing will be incorporated to benefit your student’s skill proficiencies. Students have the opportunities to participate in recitals, performances, community events and competitions. Courses for dance are offered during regular school hours and also during our after school programs and competitive groups. Our dance program takes pride in teaching lifelong skill sets which include: professionalism, organizational skills, positive body imaging, punctuality, teamwork, leadership skills, dedication, planning, preparation and performance etiquette skills.
This program focuses on the fundamentals of cheerleading techniques, safety procedures, stunting, professionalism, and performance etiquette. Our cheerleading program is offered to students grades Pre-K through 12th grade working with various skill levels from beginning, intermediate and advanced technique and training. All cheerleaders are representatives of our school, and learn the skill sets to becoming great leaders and role models for those around them. Our cheerleading program also takes pride in teaching lifelong skill sets which include: professionalism, organizational skills, positive body imaging, punctuality, teamwork, leadership skills, dedication, planning, preparation and performance etiquette skills.
Through the expertise of our certified professionals, our music instructors offer a wide variety of skill sets that students will learn to incorporate throughout their lives. Our young musicians will acquire knowledge in music, history and theory as well as performing arts skills and possible careers opportunities. The following classes are offered through our music department: ensemble, vocal, a capella, music reading and notation, show choir, and competitive and performance groups. Our instructors take pride in furthering our student’s educational experience in music and helping student’s to follow their dreams.