Through their art classes, students in the Early Childhood department receive an introduction to color, line, shape, and pattern. Exploration of a wide range of art materials is encouraged and students begin to be exposed to famous artists and their work. Students in K3, K4, and K5 attend Art weekly, as well as participating in art activites in their classrooms on a daily basis.
Students in first through fifth grades expand on their awareness of space, line, texture, pattern, shape, and color. As they grow and develop students are able to develop the use of two and three dimensional art materials while demonstrating the knowledge of art concepts. By the third grade these budding artists are able to create a portrait still life and landscape using a wide range of art materials. Their study of individual artists inspires them to create their own artistic style in their own works of art. All students in Lower School attend Art one day per week.
A wide variety of projects expose the students to different mediums, art concepts, artists and time periods. Scholastic’s Art & Man magazine furthers this experience along with journal entries which reinforces the student’s learning.
Upper School Art
The students continue their study of various artists, art concepts, and time periods while learning new techniques. More advanced projects will be offered such as painting murals, learning to build a frame, throwing on the wheel, and photography.
St. Luke’s Wildcat Band
Band Director: Mrs. Laura Deal email@example.com
St. Luke’s offers two band classes on the University Campus and is open to all students between 6th and 12th grade. Beginner band is composed primarily of sixth grade students but is open to any student wanting to learn to play an instrument. The ensemble meets for one class period every day in the Band Room. Annual performances include Christmas and Spring concerts, and beginner students are invited to play in the stands with the advanced band at “Band Day” during one of the Wildcat football games each season.
Advanced Band meets every day during school and is open to all students who have successfully completed beginner band or an equivalent program as determined by the band director. The St. Luke’s Wildcat Band performs at all home football games and at select away games; band students also enjoy supporting other St. Luke’s teams as opportunity allows. This ensemble performs at several concerts and events each year including the Veteran’s Day assembly, Pep Rallies, Christmas Concert, and Spring Concert.
The St. Luke’s Strings Program
Director: Enen Yu firstname.lastname@example.org
Students in grades 6-12 may participate in the SLES Strings Program. The instructor, Ms. Enen Yu, is First Chair in the Mobile Symphony and has been teaching St. Luke’s students to play violin or cello since the Strings Program was established five years ago. Classes are held during school hours. For more information contact Ms. Yu or St. Luke’s music teacher Mrs. Laura Deal at email@example.com.
Diane Swearingen, Choral Director
Middle and Upper School students participate in the St. Luke’s Chorus, practicing in daily classes and performing regularly for school programs. The St. Luke’s Chorus also performs at multiple community events throughout the year and participates in the Fox 10 Sounds of the Season video recording which provides holiday music to viewers throughout the Christmas season.