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FINE ARTS BOOSTER
PRIVATE LESSONS & PERFORMANCES
How to join our Fine Arts Booster
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CALENDAR OF EVENTS
FINE ARTS BOOSTER FINE ARTS T-SHIRT
ROJAS SCHOOL OF MUSIC
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FINE ARTS BOOSTER The purpose and objectives of the association shall be: To provide support, financial and otherwise, to the Founders Classical Academy of Flower Mound Fine Arts program including, but not limited to, raising funds for Fine Arts equipment and other necessary expenses and providing personnel to chaperone various activities. The Fine Arts Program and the Fine Arts Department, for the purpose of the organization, are defined to include all units under the supervision of the General Fine Arts including Music, Band, Art, Yearbook, Theater, Choral, and Orchestra Director. To provide a channel of communications between faculty and parents concerning Fine Arts Department functions and activities. To cooperate with the Fine Arts program philosophy to ensure that the program will be kept at the highest degree of efficiency and standards.
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"ART IS NOT WHAT YOU SEE, BUT WHAT YOU MAKE OTHERS SEE."
COURSE OFFERINGS Visual Arts 6th GRADE ART The 6th grade Visual Arts curriculum combines the study of major artistic movements in Western Art History from the Greco-Roman Archaic period through the mid-19th century, with the implementation of foundational artistic principles through basic drawing and other related projects. Students will become familiar with the history, cultures, values, artistic methods, and well-known artists that were responsible for producing the Classical, Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque, Rococo, Neoclassical, Romantic, and Realism art movements.
7Th GRADE ART
Throughout the course, students will become familiar with the historical context, artistic methods, and prominent artists of the following artistic movements: Impressionism, Post-Impressionism, Expressionism, Abstraction, and Modern American painting. Additionally, students will practice analyzing, interpreting, and responding to these artworks through class discussion and analysis.
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The 7th grade Visual Arts curriculum covers the major artistic movements in Western Art History from the Impressionist movement through the early 20th century and familiarizes students with the vocabulary needed to analyze and discuss the art they encounter; it introduces them to the technical skills necessary to imitate nature and create new art, and cultivates an appreciation for art in relation to goodness, truth, and beauty.
COURSE OFFERINGS HS STUDIO HS STUDIO 1 The high school studio art curriculum is designed to facilitate student mastery of traditional studio practices aimed at the production of representational art. The studio courses promote a classical approach to drawing and painting, helping students develop and improve their ability to identify and utilize a variety of techniques to describe convincingly line, form, light, space, texture, and color through observation. Through rigorous practice, students will increase their own confidence, craftsmanship, creativity, and imagination.
HS STUDIO 2 Studio Art II is a continuation of Studio Art I, and students must have taken Studio Art I in order to enroll in this course. Studio Art II builds on the foundational concepts of drawing, and introduces principles of color theory, perspective, and effective composition. Students also begin to explore alternative mediums such as oil painting and ink, and studio practice is substantiated with topical discussions of art history.
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Studio Art I is designed as a rigorous introduction to the foundations of Atelier drawing, focusing on developing technical skills in graphite and charcoal mediums as well as mastery of line, shape/form, and light/shadow (value). The majority of class time will be spent on technical practice, but specific artists and artworks from the historical record will be considered periodically in order to strengthen the student's own practice.
EVERYONE HS YEARBOOK| JOURNALISM WANTS TO LIVE ON TOP OF THE MOUNTAIN BUT ALL THE HAPPINESS AND GROWTH OCCURS WHILE YOU'RE CLIMBING IT.
HS YEARBOOK The Yearbook and Journalism course provides the opportunity for students to gain and improve knowledge and skills in page design, photography, writing, editing, time management, and teamwork while producing our FCA yearbook and our school newsletter, The Owl. Class time each day will be used to plan, design, and to utilize these skills to produce these publications.
Teacher approval is required for this course. Students must be self-motivated and willling to put in time outside of class to cover school events.
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According to Wikipedia, Quote is the repetition of someone else's statement or thoughts. Quotation marks are punctuation marks used in text to indicate a quotation. Both of these words are sometimes abbreviated as "quote(s)"
“THE MUSIC IS NOT IN THE NOTES, BUT IN THE SILENCE BETWEEN.” ― WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART
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SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Founders Classical Academy of Flower Mound Symphony Orchestra is an ensemble composed of wind, string, brass and percussion instruments organized to perform classical music that is both included in and enhances the Founders curriculum. The term symphony derives from the Greek meaning the agreement of sound or harmoniously sounding together. The term orchestra derives from the Greek name for the semi-circular area in front of the ancient Greek stage reserved for the chorus in theatrical presentations. Wind instruments include flute, oboe, clarinet, saxophone and bassoon. String instruments include harp, violin, viola, cello, and double bass. Percussion instruments include timpani, snare drum, bass drum, cymbals, triangle, bells and piano. Brass instruments are French horn, trumpet, trombone and tuba. FOUNDERS FINE ARTS | PAGE 11
The Founders music program works diligently to speak the language of music and celebrate all that is good, true and beautiful in the Fine Arts.
COURSE OFFERINGS CHOIR CHOIR Founders Classical Academy of Flower Mound Choir is a SATB mixed ensemble offered as a high school elective. The Choir explores a variety of vocal genres and explores everything from singing in Latin to Classic American Musical Theatre tunes. Students will expand their music knowledge with sight singing, theory and singing in parts. They will also expand their vocal range and strengthen their voice as they have the opportunity to sing every day and perform every semester.
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"THE PLAY IS NOT IN THE WORDS, IT’S IN YOU!"
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COURSE OFFERINGS THEATRE HS THEATRE ARTS Theatre Arts is an appreciation course that offers students an introduction to many aspects of theatre. The course touches on the history of theatre, significant playwrights and play literature. The course will introduce students to backstage technical components, basic acting skills, and performance practices. AFTER-SCHOOL PRODUCTION All middle and upper school students will have the opportunity to participate in the after-school play. Students can audition for many opportunities including member of the cast, set creation, production and technical crew. Student commitment will be Monday through Thursday afterschool from 3:15-4:30 for rehearsal and production preparation (9 weeks). Fall Show: The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde a comedy where two men create imaginary alteregos in an effort to avoid their commitments.
Spring Show: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis a fantasy in which 4 children find themselves transported to a new world through a magical wardrobe. Auditions are March 1-4, all interested students must come prepared to present a one minute monologue Performances are May 13-15
Grammar School Drama Club Students in 3-6 grade may opt to join our after-school Drama Club. This club will meet once a week from 3:15-4:30. Students will be introduced to a variety of basic theatre concepts. Club meetings will focus primarily on acting skills. They will include a variety of games and activities designed to develop students abilities and confidence. This is a great "first step" for students who have an interest in acting and theatre.
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Auditions are August 23-26, all interested students must come prepared to present a one minute monologue Performances are November 12-14
ROJAS SCHOOL OF MUSIC 1-2 Grade Beginner Violin Students will learn all about the violin in this beginner class. In addition to playing technique, students will also learn about how to properly care for the instrument, fundamentals of music reading, and the basics of playing together as a group while following a conductor. 1-3 Grade Violin/Viola Orchestra Students should have at least one year of playing experience to join this violin & viola orchestra group. Students will learn to play melodies, harmonies, and bass lines in unison and in parts. They will also learn how to follow a conductor and strengthen their music reading and rhythm skills.
Students in the Beginning Band (4-5 Grades) will begin instruction on a band instrument of their choice. Students will be able to demonstrate proper care of the instrument, and will be familiar with the basic positions, tone production, and fingerings. They will learn to count, read, and perform music at the beginning level. Beginning band gives students the opportunity to perform with others and serves as a preparatory ensemble for our middle school level group, the Junior Symphony or Philharmonic Orchestra.
Beginning band gives students the opportunity to perform with others and serves as a preparatory ensemble for our middle school level group, the Junior Symphony or Philharmonic Orchestra. For students in third through fifth grades, the Junior Symphony is an ensemble which introduces intermediate musicians to the experience of playing in a full orchestra. In addition to exposing students to higher level repertoire, this group gives members the opportunity to collaborate with other instrument families including strings, winds, and percussion. Junior Symphony also serves as a preparatory ensemble for our middle school level group, the Philharmonic Orchestra. For students in fifth through eighth grades, the Philharmonic Orchestra is the highest level of all Rojas School of Music led groups. This group is for students who have a strong command of their instrument and music reading skills and are ready to engage with repertoire on a deeper interpretive and artistic level. This group prepares students for high school level groups and solo and ensemble opportunities.
Stephanie Rojas, Director Rojas School of Music 817-329-3222 www.rojasschoolofmusic.com
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3-5 & 6-8 Beginner Orchestras In the Beginner Orchestras, students will learn the foundations of: the technique required for playing their respective instruments, following a conductor and playing in a group, and reading and learning music. Students in these groups work toward joining Junior Symphony, Philharmonic Orchestras, & High School Orchestra to play more advanced repertoire.
Students in the Beginning Band (6-8 Grades) will begin instruction on a band instrument of their choice. Students will learn proper care of the instrument, and will become familiar with the basic positions, tone production, and fingerings. They will learn to count, read, and perform music at the beginning level. Students will know how to perceive, describe, and respond to basic elements of music, including beat, tempo, rhythm, meter, pitch, melody, texture, form, and dynamics. Students will learn how to utilize a tuner, demonstrate the ability to utilize the principle of adjusting pitch within his or her instrument while performing in an ensemble.