Students in kindergarten through 4th grade attend art one day a week for 45 minutes. During art students are taught the elements of design such as line, shape, color, form, value, space and texture by creating various projects. These projects are completed using several different processes such as drawing, painting, pottery, printmaking, and sculpture. In the spring, each student has a piece of art work displayed during our Night of the Arts that represents one of their best projects from the year.
Band is not provided at this level. However, private music instruction is available for students interested in a fast track to audition for intermediate band a year early. Contact our Director of Bands, Mr. Joe Perrock, for further information.
Grace Christian Academy reached new academic heights through its first Broadway Junior Production, Annie Junior. The GCA Lower School list of performances include The Jungle Book, Beauty and the Beast, Music Man Junior, School House Rock, Little Mermaid Junior, Frozen, Jr., and more. These productions have allowed our students to participate in a first class musical experience with a strong dramatic emphasis.
GCA 4th and 5th graders may also audition for Honors Choir. This program provides a more in-depth understanding of music, and multiple performances a year, such as singing the National Anthem at home games and a UT basketball game. For more information, please contact the Lower School/Early Middle School Music Instructor.
One of our favorite annual events is the Fall Storytelling Competition, where selected students tell stories using their dramatic talents and are judged by a team of local celebrity judges . The competition consists of third-sixth grade students trained under the direction of Mrs. Tonya Wilson.