Sr. Mary Patrick, SCMC
Philosophy - The goal is to provide a balanced education though the arts, along with academics, to create a well-rounded student. Giving all students, regardless of academic level, the opportunity to learn in other ways, for some the best way. The arts enhance problem solving and the ability to look at things in new ways. In the art room students are helped to nurture and discover their God given talents. Creativity builds self-esteem and self-fulfillment in a way the academic areas cannot. To create with their own hands gives students a needed sense of accomplishment and knowledge of the creative processes.
This is a freshman introductory course designed to teach the four components of art education: production, history, criticism, and aesthetics, which are integrated throughout the course. This class meets daily for one semester.
This is an introductory course in how to draw and appreciate the drawings of others. Using the Elements and Principles of Art students will study the major elements of line, form, value, proportion and composition. This class meets daily for one semester.
This is an introduction to the fundamentals of painting emphasizing color, form, and encouraging the application of the Elements and Principles of Art particularly though the critiquing process. Class meets daily during the second semester.
This course offers students an in-depth study in a preferred medium and style. It meets every other day for the whole year. Some required assignments might be given to begin motivational work.
This course is designed to introduce the students to aesthetic concepts of form and related space using a variety of sculptural media. It will meet daily for one semester.
This is a hands-on introductory course, meeting daily for one semester that will introduce the students to stage terminology, scale drawing, set painting techniques, and set decoration. They will explore all elements required of the design crew to create the appropriate environment for the action of the annual school production.
The Academy of the Holy Family Concert Choir provides opportunities for students to nurture individual talents, to advance at their own pace, and to share their talents within and beyond the school community through and performances. Students start out as members of chorus, singing at Mass, and the annual Christmas and Spring Concerts. A student can then advances to soloist and choose to participate in area competitions.