The Arts

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Visual Arts Program

The art curriculum provides a foundation of art that imparts knowledge, teaches skills, and fosters ingenuity through a biblical perspective while developing and encouraging God-given talents to their fullest potential. Projects done in a variety of media will express an understanding of the elements of art and principles of design. Studies of art from many cultures, periods, and specific artist style will engage, challenge, and inspire students to develop artwork that brings honor and glory to Jesus Christ. Students will explore problem-solving, critical thinking, and creative expression through a wide range of fine art using various materials, media, and techniques. A biblical-based studio art program will offer an appreciation of the visual arts through engaging relevant lessons that meet the needs of all students, as well as help students to understand that their creativity is from God.

Performing Arts

Christ Chapel Academy Performing Arts Department offers Wind Ensembles, Strings, Choir, Drama, and Worship Arts programs.

All Elementary school students have a music class.  Elementary K-3 students take general music once a week.  Students in 4th or 5th-grade have general music once a week with an option to participate in Strings or Worship Arts.

Our award-winning secondary school wind ensemble is for 6th through 12th-grade students.  The curriculum was adapted from Prince William County School’s curriculum and Virginia Standards of Learning. Students perform for Christmas and Spring programs, as well as Fine Arts Festival competitions and community outreaches.  A significant feature for Christ Chapel Academy’s wind ensemble program is weekly group instruction given by specialists.

Recently, our String program changed from an after-school program to an in-school program.  Beginning String class is offered to 4th-grade students, with an advanced String class offered to 5th through 12th-grade.

Choirs participate in Fine Arts Festivals and school-wide programs, as well as community programs and concerts.

The Drama Students put on a Broadway-style show every Spring where over 100 or more students participate either onstage or backstage.  The drama students also perform several times throughout the school year in the school-wide concerts as well as several skit performances during student chapel services.

Our Worship Arts program includes a student lead worship band.  The students learn to rehearse, produce and lead worship each week for our student chapel service, providing vocalists and instrumentation.  The Worship Arts class hopes to expose students to this aspect of the performing arts in an effort to prepare godly men and women to go into all of the world and participate in leading praise and worship.