Our highly qualified and inspiring staff strive to develop a love of the fine arts within all of our students. Partnering with parents and the community enriches the curriculum and offerings for students. The fine arts at Chatfield are taught as a critical tool for communication and the expression of meaning.
Visual Art includes the knowledge of various artists, artistic genres/time periods, and artistic techniques. The emphasis is on learning and applying artistic skills and the development of artistic skills over the K-5 grade level span. Art performance, appreciation, and the development of meaning through art is a regular experience for students. At the middle school level students may choose to participate in various focused art courses.
General music focuses on the development of rhythm, pitch, and music notation using various musical instruments including the voice, strings,percussion, and song flute. At the 5-8 level students may elect to participate in choir, concert band, and symphonic band. Music performance, appreciation and the development of meaning through music is a regular experience for students. Tuition based violin and other string instrument lessons are offered at all grade levels as after school enrichment. Enrichment opportunities such as Jam Band and independent music study are available to students.
Drama instruction focuses on elements of public speaking, acting techniques, set design, costuming, publicity, and the joy of performance. Teachers incorporate drama into their instructional curriculum. At the middle school level students may choose to participate in various focused theater and drama courses.
At the middle school level students may choose dance courses focusing on ballet, lyrical, and jazz. Additional topics include a survey of global dance forms, history of dance, and the work of the dance artist in contemporary times. Dance performance, appreciation and the development of meaning through dance is a regular experience for those students participating in these courses. Tuition based dance lessons are offered at all grade levels as after school enrichment.