The Fine Arts team in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction is committed to providing high quality support to teachers and school leaders, students, and parents throughout the district and surrounding community. The vision of the Fine Arts team is based on the belief that all students thrive in arts rich schools. We strive to provide equitable access to high quality arts education for all SCS students, including K-12 sequential standards-based curricula in visual arts, vocal and instrumental music, dance, theatre, and media arts.
Effective Fine Arts instruction requires access to an equitable delivery of arts education that
includes dance, media arts, music, theatre, and visual arts taught by certified professional Fine Arts educators in partnership with community arts providers. Learning opportunities in the Fine Arts support students' academic, social, and emotional well-being. Culturally responsive and rigorous instruction in the Fine Arts are possible whether students are in the classroom or engaging in learning from home. Instructional strategies have been adapted to meet the current instructional space of virtual learning.
Fine Arts Vision
In our Fine Arts classrooms, students will adhere to the following four overarching Fine Arts domains and eleven foundations, which are shared between all fine arts disciplines.
P= Perform (Music, Dance, Theatre); Present (Visual Arts); Produce (Media Arts)
1. Generate and conceptualize artistic ideas and work.
2. Organize and develop artistic ideas and work.
3. Refine and complete artistic work.
1. Perceive and analyze artistic work.
2. Interpret intent and meaning in artistic work.
3. Apply criteria to evaluate artistic work.
1. Synthesize and relate knowledge and personal experiences to artistic endeavors.
2. Relate artistic ideas and works with societal, cultural, and historical context.
Teacher Resources – Click on the Curriculum Maps link found on the C&I homepage.
Parent Resources – Click on the Parent Resources link found on the C&I homepage.
SCS Secondary Guide to Education (Link to PDF of the Performing Arts Sections)
Parent, Student, Arts Partner, and Educator Information: 901 Music ED Hub SCS 2020 Virtual ArtsFest
Kennedy Center Arts Partners in Education with Orpheum Theatre Group
Tennessee Fine Arts Student Growth Portfolios
PK-12 Arts Education Partner Program Offerings
SCS Theatre Curriculum Maps and Resources
Tennessee Educational Theatre Association
Educational Theatre Association
American Alliance for Theatre and Education
Orpheum High School Musical Theatre Awards
SCS Visual Art Teacher PLC Team
SCS Visual Art Curriculum Maps and Resources
Tennessee Art Education Association
National Art Education Association
The Art of Education University
Fine Arts At Home Learning Packet