The Arts — Music, Drama, and Visual Arts
The Arts programs at Nishimachi — Visual Arts, Music, and Drama — provide an education rich in aesthetic experiences that are open ended, exploratory in nature, and meaningful. Participation is highly valued, and teachers work to help students identify their strengths and chart their progress. Unique opportunities present themselves for students to express themselves in ways not afforded them in other subjects. Lifelong participation and appreciation for the Arts is the main goal.
In addition to curricular offerings, there are also public performance and exhibition opportunities throughout the year.
Grade Level Content Expectations:
Grade 3 students examined the art of Japanese bento boxes and studied the different kinds of Japanese food they contain. Students created their own obentos from recycled iPad boxes and used modelling clay to replicate Japanese foods.