Educating the whole child
The Fine Arts Department of Garland ISD is committed to the education of the whole child, and as a component of that education, we believe that:
Every student should have a basic knowledge, skills and appreciation of the visual and performing arts.
A quality arts education program will enable students to develop self-esteem, self-discipline, self-motivation, and cooperation necessary for success in life.
Top 10 skills children learn from the Arts:
- Nonverbal communication
- Receiving constructive feedback
Students will be exploring art from different cultures and time periods. They will be working with an array of materials to create multimedia compositions. We will then be hosting Art Night in March in which some of our student’s artwork will be presented.
All students will receive instruction in music weekly. Students are taught using Orff-Schulwerk approaches. While singing is a fundamental part of music, students also play a variety of instruments and explore music and movement through folk dance and improvisation. Students will also participate in creating and composing their own musical ideas throughout the year.