Educating the whole child
The Visual and Performing 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.
Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month in the art room
Students in the upper grades created colorful alebrijes like those depicted in the movie Coco. These fictional creatures derived from the mind of Mexican artist Pedro Linares in the 1930s.
Art teacher: Ms. Hernández
Visit the art page!
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.
Music teacher: Ms. Zapata
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Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month in music
Students have been participating in various activities to celebrate Spanish Heritage month in the music room. These activities include playing Spanish instruments like the castanets, guiro, maracas, and egg shakers. Students have also creatively explored music from diverse cultures with movement through dance and the use of scarfs.
Pre-Kindergarten students exploring to play the Spanish instrument castanet.
Students performing and displaying creative expression through movement using scarfs to the traditional Spanish folksong De Colores.
1st grade students exploring to play the Latin American instrument egg shaker during music class.