MIDDLE SCHOOL ARTS
In the Middle School, students have the ability to work in any mode they would like, whether it be in the visual arts through pottery, paint, sculpture, or through performing arts through drama, orchestra, and dance. Students learn the technical skills of each subject and showcase their work via art shows, plays, and concerts every year.
The Visual and Performing Arts stand out at St. John’s School. Every student has had or will have the opportunity to engage with their creative side whether it be through painting, singing, dancing, or performing. St. John’s School recognizes the need for the arts as they provide students with an outlet of creativity and exploration through self expression. At St. John’s we offer visual art classes in all the grade levels, such as art and pottery, and performing arts classes, such as dance, orchestra, band, and drama.
Middle School Art students are budding artists whose works are worthy of public exhibit!
Middle School Art gives St. John’s School student an intermediate level curriculum that advances their understanding on fundamental elements of art to create more commendable artworks.
- Students demonstrate observational drawing skills.
- They produce drawings revealing knowledge of shading using two or more colors to create depth, demonstrating 2-point perspective, and using implied texture.
- They create representational drawings (variety of objects and animals) using variety of materials and in mixed media.
- They make prints using linoleum, self-portrait using variety of mediums, and a 3D sculpture using plaster.
Middle School Pottery is a yearlong course designed to introduce St. John’s School students to the basics of pottery and techniques of rending in three- dimensional space. St. John’s School offers an exciting Pottery curriculum program designed to provide our students with the tools to develop their imagination and fine-motor skills.
Students explore making functional and decorative ceramics using coil, pinch and slab hand-building methods. Although we provide a lot of traditional art instruction, we also encourage students to take what they’ve learned and apply it to outside-the-box projects. Past projects have included: spirit animals, latte stone sculptures, ramen bowls, and much more. Our most important mission is to tap into a child’s potential by encouraging their creativity
Students show enjoyment and love of music through the uniquely beautiful hand bell sounds.
Hand Bells Ensemble is a club offered to St. John’s School students who wants to experience playing beginner and intermediate English Hand Bells.
Middle School Band students are instrumental performers and song composers!
Middle School Band is for the serious St. John’s School students who want to have an adequate knowledge of music theory and recording, to perform in public, and to learn a new band instrument.
MIDDLE SCHOOL CHOIR
Middle School Choir students are preparing to be bona fide members the SHS High School Glee Club!
Middle School Choir is offered as a club for St. John’s School students who want to experience choral singing.
MIDDLE SCHOOL ORCHESTRA
Middle School Orchestra students are talented and multi-awarded musicians who seek to make a difference in others and in the community!
Middle School Orchestra is class offered to St. John’s School students who are proficient in playing a woodwind, brass, percussion, and string instrument. The orchestra is devoted to provide its student musicians a sense of family that respects and cares for each other, a fun and intellectual musical experience, and a positive way to serve the school and the local community.