Praise Him with the sounding of the trumpet,
Praise Him with the harp and lyre,
Praise Him with timbrel and dancing,
Praise Him with the strings and pipe,
Praise Him with the clash of cymbals,
Praise Him with resounding cymbals.
Let everything that has breath praise the Lord.
The Arts Department at MVCS is dedicated to enhancing learning opportunities for every child. MVCS is committed to helping all students find their God-given artistic talents and show them how to use them to glorify Him. Our program teaches students how to dance, to draw, to play the recorder, to read music, to play musical instruments. In addition, students have the opportunity to learn a foreign language and speak a foreign language but will also teach them how these skills interact with science, technology, engineering and math. They will be able to take the artistic tools given to them into their future to better succeed in today's upper education and into the 21st century job market. The students of today will have a different future than we can imagine. In their world, technology will interface with all they do. Their creative skills will allow them to stand out as they use their artistic abilities to think outside the box.
Elementary Enrichment (Grades 1-6)
Art - “Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life’s coming attractions” ~ Albert Einstein. Here at MVCS we embrace the power of God-given imagination through each child's creative abilities and implement the importance of hands-on artistic expression through regular art instruction. Throughout the year every MVCS student is exposed to the masters (art appreciation) through videos, lectures and art projects which include painting, drawing, sculpture, printmaking and creating with clay which includes exposure to working on our two pottery wheels. Each elementary class visits the Art Studio for 75 minutes every other week.
Spanish - Our unique program goes beyond the grade-specific curriculum. We focus on learning Spanish as the Great Commission with the goal of making disciples of all nations (Matthew 28:19-20). The children pray, worship and learn Bible verses in Spanish. In addition, the students are encouraged to join in our mission trips to the Casa Hogar Orphanage and Mercy Home Ministry in Tijuana, Mexico. The Spanish program strives to bring the language alive through field trips and culture projects. “Cristo te ama!”
Performing Arts - Students will be taught multiple disciplines to enhance their learning process as we work to engage students through creative avenues. Emphasis is on music (instrumentation, appreciation and theory), singing, movement and performance. Students learn about composers, instruments that make up the orchestra, and songwriting. They learn movement as it relates to rhythm. They also learn about stage presence which carries into academics for presentations. Students put these teachings into practice with multiple performances each year.
Junior High Enrichment (Grades 7-8)
In addition to each core subject integrating creative thinking into their everyday curriculum, junior high students have an opportunity to explore unique interests and hobbies through electives classes. MVCS offers classes that teach students to think about ordinary subjects in new and creative ways.
Some of the subjects offered include:
- Bridge Building
- Competitive Singing Groups (coming soon)
- Worship Band
- Dance (coming soon)
- And more
“Art is the Queen of all Sciences” - Leonardo da Vinci