Art education at FSA is a crucial program that covers art history, criticism, aesthetics, and production. Through exploration of various mediums and materials, students will develop their skills while learning about the elements and principles of design. The curriculum is aligned with Georgia Standards and elements and focuses on application, analysis, and evaluation.
Visual Arts Program
Our Art Program emphasizes hands-on learning experiences, as students engage in art-making processes and utilize a variety of art materials.
Students from PreK to 5th grade receive instruction in a variety of art media skills, techniques, and processes. The curriculum is aligned with Georgia Standards and elements and focuses on application, analysis, and evaluation.
The program encourages students to observe, analyze, and create art while providing them with powerful tools for understanding art history experiences from past and present cultures and societies. Students learn to adapt and respect other ways of thinking, working, and expressing, while also developing critical thinking skills to select evidence and use criteria to determine the intent of realistic, formal, or expressive artwork. Art rubrics score the student’s presentations, team collaboration, discussion contributions, feedback, content, understanding, creativity, and craftsmanship.
The middle school art course aims to foster students' creative expression, critical evaluation, and appreciation for the visual arts. Through exploration of various mediums and materials, students will develop their skills while learning about the elements and principles of design. The course will also delve into the styles of renowned artists throughout history, providing students with a comprehensive understanding of the evolution of art. By the end of the course, students will have gained a deeper appreciation for the Visual Arts, as well as honed their abilities to create and evaluate art.
In high school art courses, students explore a diverse array of media and techniques, both historical and contemporary, to develop their skills in creating two-dimensional artworks. These artworks may include drawings, paintings, prints, and collages. Through critical analysis, students reflect on their own artwork and that of their peers to improve their craftsmanship, technique, and application of 21st-century skills. The course emphasizes hands-on learning experiences, as students engage in art-making processes and utilize a variety of art materials.
Great things are done by a series of small things brought together.
Vincent Van Gogh
At FSA, every student has the opportunity to explore their musical talents through participation in the performing arts, either in band or orchestra. In sixth grade, students are required to select either band or orchestra as their music class, providing them with an immersive and comprehensive musical experience.
The FSA Orchestra program takes part in GMEA District V events such as LGPE and All-State Orchestra allowing students to exhibit their hard work and commitment, while also cultivating a deep appreciation for the complexities of orchestral music.
The elementary music program at FSA provides a comprehensive and engaging learning experience that introduces students to a diverse range of musical concepts, history, music theory, and performance opportunities.