Creativity and innovation are the essence of 21st century leadership. With knowledge readily available thanks to the worldwide web, 21st children or “digital natives” are challenged with the concept of how to process, apply, and create with this knowledge. As such, The Arts are embedded into the La Paz experience as a core course from k-12.
Visual Arts Program Overview
The Visual Arts education experience may include, but is not limited to, drawing, painting, ceramic arts/pottery, sculpture, 2D design, 3D design, photography, printmaking, graphic arts, media arts (film, video, TV, animation, digital), textiles, jewelry, glass arts, and the (IB) International Baccalaureate Visual Arts in both, Standard and Higher Level learning. The Visual Arts Program at La Paz Community School is designed to prepare students for the International Baccalaureate Visual Arts diploma. The program is divided into four stages to better-fit appropriate grade level learning and artistic capabilities. Students will learn the basics of Art & Design, appropriate art vocabulary, various artistic styles, and learn about influential artists and movements. Students will have the opportunity to work with a wide range of mediums (painting, sculpture, drawing, woodworking, video editing, etc.). Upon completion of the program, students will develop a deeper appreciation for the arts and it’s contribution to our daily life. All students are required to have a sketchbook for documentation and creative growth purposes.
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Music Program Overview:
Through reading and learning content via a variety of mediums including the voice, percussion, yukelele, marimba, and electronic recordings, they will realize that life is permeated by music. This program is intended to mark a step forward in learning music, so that no child of La Paz is left without this fundamental experience of enjoying this beautiful art which is essential to the spiritual greatness and cultural prosperity of Costa Rica. The program seeks primarily to comprehensively develop the musical training of La Paz students, with creativity, cultural awareness, along with intellectual and physical participation in each of the acts of daily life in one universal language of music.
Drama and Dance:
The La Paz Drama and Dance programs are still in their early stages of development. In grades k-6 Drama is a requirement and shortly a full time dedicated drama teacher will be hired to develop a comprehensive prek-12 program. Students wishing to further explore the performing arts are fortunate to engage in highly technical local programs including the Beachnuts Theatre (http://beachnutstheatre.org/) and the Movement Dance Studio (https://www.facebook.com/themovementds).