Visual & Performing Arts
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M’KIS is dedicated to providing all students the opportunity to participate in the Visual and Performing Arts. We are mindful and know the education of our students in the disciplines of dance, music, theater and visual arts are essential ingredients for balanced intellectual growth. Participation in the arts offer further opportunities for critical thinking and self-directed learning and enable students to become effective communicators – all part of our school ESLRs.
M'KIS offers a comprehensive, sequential, standards-based K-IB visual art program to all learners. The goal of the art program is to provide students specific opportunities to develop visual artistic literacy through personal expression and involvement in the creative process. Students, beginning in elementary, begin to increase their knowledge of art history, aesthetic sensitivity as well as develop creative and critical-thinking skills.
A performing art course designed to further generate interest, enthusiasm and an appreciation for dance. Students will experience dance as an individual and collective exploration of the expressive possibilities of bodily movement.
Students will also further develop dance skills that lead to choreography that understands and appreciates various dance styles, traditions and cultures.
Students will continue to express themselves through performance. We will also explore a wide spectrum of dance and its styles recognizing and using dance as a dialogue in our school environment, our society and the world at large.
Theater is alive in M'KIS! The Drama Department offers drama and theater tech courses as middle and high school electives and as a middle school exploratory course. These courses provide the students an opportunity to grow in confidence, build relationships and develop skill and talent in the performing arts geared towards effective communication. The students learn a variety of dramatic modes such as vocal technique, stage movement, improvisation, characterization, playbuilding and scene study. The students also have the opportunity to perform in two drama productions a year.
The Music Department offers children from K to 12 opportunities to express themselves through the art of music. Students participate in listening, creating and performing activities while developing an appreciation for music and its place in the world.