Elementary Fine Arts

Laura Pollard, Elementary Music

Elementary Music and Performance

Music is a valuable part of any well-rounded education. From math and science to reading and comprehension, children perform better in nearly every area when there is musical expression and exposure. While many research studies focus on the benefits of music through the association with higher test scores in middle and high school, the impact of music education actually begins much earlier. Modern research shows us that developing a strong sense of pitch happens in early childhood. So, we strive to create meaningful exposure to pitch during the critical years for auditory development. Aside from a general musicality, students in elementary school exhibit a broad range of benefits when given access to early music education.

Central Arkansas Christian grasps the value of early music education. For this reason, we offer music enrichment courses at both of our elementary campuses. Just as we are committed to providing academic excellence in our core coursework, CAC strives to lay a solid foundation for the Fine Arts.

While it is our goal for students to develop personal growth and an appreciation of artistic expression, as a Christian school, we also make a conscious effort to instill a sense of ownership in worshipping with the gift of song. For this reason, singing is at the heart of our Chapel leadership opportunities. So, in addition to our regularly scheduled class time, CAC students have a chance to incorporate vocal tools from their music education classes within a worship environment.

“He put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise to our God. Many will see and fear the Lord and put their trust in him.”

Psalm 40:3

Elementary Art

Beginning in elementary school, students experience a variety of art lessons based on different subjects. Students are introduced to a wide range of art techniques, artists, and vocabulary while gaining an appreciation of the arts.

Chelsea Baber, Elementary Art

“and he has filled him with the Spirit of God, with wisdom, with understanding, with knowledge and with all kinds of skills— to make artistic designs for work in gold, silver and bronze, to cut and set stones, to work in wood and to engage in all kinds of artistic crafts.

Exodus 35:31-33