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Fine Arts

The POPCS Fine Arts faculty share the common goal of creating an environment that helps students grow artistically, intellectually, and personally in their studies. Whether students dream of pursuing a professional career or to develop an appreciation for the arts, every Fine Arts student receives a balanced and comprehensive program of instruction in the arts. The study of techniques, processes and experience form a foundation for thinking about their own uniqueness and their God-given gifts. 

The Prince of Peace Christian School Fine Arts Center houses a 500-seat contemporary theater, band, choir and theater halls with private practice rooms, and art studio. The POPCS Art Gallery displays student works throughout the year and is located in the lobby of the Fine Arts Center.   

With numerous opportunities for hand-on creation, performance, tech, and studies the award-winning POPCS Fine Arts department celebrates the creative disciplines.

 

Visual Arts

The art program at POPCS begins in preschool in the Preschool Atelier.  Children are introduced to visual arts through sensory and expressive art activities, utilizing a variety of art mediums.  The Lower School art program offers comprehensive hands-on art classes through an art curriculum that combines art history with technique.  In Middle and Upper School art classes, students have the opportunity to explore drawing, painting, design, sculpture, and art history.  Research, design, fabrication, exhibition, analysis and critique of student works are essential components of the curriculum.  Students compete annually in art competitions, with numerous works cited for excellence.

 

Theatre

POPCS is proud to support an award-winning theatre department.  Drama classes begin for students in Grades 4 and 5.  Performing arts classes, focusing on the production processes and techniques of acting, technical theatre, and theatre history, are offered to students in Middle and Upper School.  Upper school students can choose to focus on the backstage elements of theatrical performance, such as set construction, prop and costume building, and lighting and sound techniques through stagecraft classes.  Upper School students participate in TAPPS One Act Play, Speech Competition, and the Upper School musical.

 

 

Band

Students in Grades 4 & 5 are introduced to musical instruments and the Band program.  POPCS offers a Concert/Competition Band for Grades 5 -12 and a competition Drumline in Upper School.  

 

 

Music & Choir

Weekly music classes teach children to appreciate and love music through song, movement, musical games, and instruments in Preschool and Lower School.  Middle School students can continue to develop individual vocal and choral skills through learning and performing various types of music in Choir.  Show Choir classes are offered in the Upper School.  Students perform in several concerts throughout the year and participate in the regional and state TAPPS vocal and choir competition.

 

Digital Media

Middle School students are introduced to video production through DigiMedia classes in our state-of-the-art production studio.  Video production classes in the Upper School allow students to use the latest production equipment and editing software to create and produce videos and short films, ultimately developing advanced knowledge and skills needed for careers in the arts, audio/video technology, and communications.

Graphic Design classes are offered in the Upper School, giving students experience in creative problem solving and practical implementation of solutions across multiple areas of graphic communications.

 

 

Photography

Upper School students develop and expand their skills in producing both artistic and commercial photographs using digital DSLR cameras and equipment.  Students learn to take photos following rules of composition, light, exposure, and elements of art and principles of design.  Photo editing and processing programs such as Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign are used to create and produce the award winning POPCS yearbook.  Students participate in the TAPPS Photography competition each year.

 

 

 

Culinary Arts

Students learn the fundamentals of the art of cooking and the science of baking in this course. Classes explore the principles of nutrition, kitchen safety, food preparation, storage, and presentation. Students will participate in learning and research as well as actual hands-on cooking experiences.