International Christian Leadership Institute

Fine Arts

Elementary Arts Program

Visual Arts
Fine Arts FestivalThe Elementary Grade Art Curriculum is designed to provide students opportunity for artistic expression in a wide variety of media – paint, craypas, clay, papier-mâché, markers, watercolor, origami and construction paper, colored pencil, assemblage materials, and yarn – creating 2-D and 3-D pieces of art. Eye training exercises and focus on growth in art vocabulary, concepts, and skills complete the program. Grades K through 5 meet for 50 minutes once a week, and K-4 meets for 25 minutes.

Music
The purpose of the Music curriculum is first to glorify our Lord. Students are exposed to music as worship in singing, listening, responding, moving and playing instruments. Our goals include learning to enjoy all musical forms, to become listeners and performers, to develop self- discipline, to encourage participation and develop socially, to acquaint with other cultures and historical periods, and to build community within the Body of Christ. (Adapted from Heather Greenwood, “Why include Music in the Christian School Curriculum?” Nurture (Australia), Autumn, 1981)

Weekly elementary music classes build musical concepts and opportunities for musical expression through the years. All elements of music are introduced and developed at grade appropriate levels. Students in grades 3-5 also meet for choir once a week, culminating in a spring musical.

Junior High Arts Program

Visual Arts
Fine Arts FestivalJunior High students meet for 50 minutes every day for one trimester. Class time is divided between lecture and video presentations on significant artists (from the 1200’s to the present day) and hands-on art experiences with correlated fun projects. Students are exposed to a variety of media – paint, clay, water-color, marker, block printing, balsa foam, scratch board, chalk, cray-pas and watercolor pencils – creating 2-D and 3-D pieces of art. Eye training exercises, and focus on growth in art vocabulary, concepts and skills complete the program.

Key artists studied in 8th grade are: Rembrandt, Audubon, Renoir/Monet, Cassatt, Escher, F. L. Wright, Rockwell, and Pop Artists. Eighth grade students are also introduced to twenty different Art Careers.

Music
The purpose of the Music curriculum is first to glorify our Lord. Students are exposed to music as worship in singing, listening, responding, moving and playing instruments. Our goals include learning to enjoy all musical forms, to become listeners and performers, to develop self-discipline, to encourage participation and develop socially, to acquaint with other cultures and historical periods, and to build community within the Body of Christ. (Adapted from Heather Greenwood, “Why include Music in the Christian School Curriculum?” Nurture (Australia), Autumn, 1981)

Through composing, listening, studying classical and jazz composers and styles, group composer projects, artwork, individual projects and varied worksheets, students will be introduced to the basics of music theory and music appreciation through the ages. They will learn to read and play musical notation and will play a variety of classroom instruments from African to “boomwackers”.

High School Arts Program

Visual Arts
A variety of visual arts offerings are available to High School students on a rotating schedule. Options include: Basic Elements of Drawing, where students progress through a variety of media from pencil sketches to oil painting; Photography, where students learn basic photographic principals of light, placement and position with film and digital cameras; and World Art, where students research art around the world and across the centuries. The genres explored in the World Art class and through hands on projects include: Gyotaku fish painting, masks, Chinese calligraphy, petroglyphs, Aboriginal art, egg painting, sand painting, and piñatas.

Music
NCA-ICLI students may sign up for Worship class, where students learn the meaning of worship and how it expresses our love and awe for a holy God. Students work on stage presentation, instrumental and voice techniques as they prepare to lead student worship in weekly chapels. In General Music Theory, students are introduced to the structure of music and to a variety of instruments. Musicians in the region offer private lessons on campus at an additional cost in voice, piano, guitar, clarinet and saxophone. For our international students, such arrangements are made through our business office, which will coordinate payment.