Hartfield Academy is dedicated to visual arts education and the importance of making art a vehicle for exploring creativity, expression, perception and the created world. We use multiple and cross-curriculum learning techniques to expand the vocabulary, problem solving ability, and expressive skills to reinforce creative instincts through a Biblical Worldview.
Elementary art students are introduced to the fundamental elements of art and design. Our students learn about line, space, shape, color, form, texture, and value. We use cross-curriculum information in our lessons from other courses. The ability and need to be creative is in all students.
Art Rotation – 7th grade art is part of an elective rotation every 9 weeks. In this class, they are introduced to art elements and principles. Our approach to teaching art is not a typical academic one. Using a specific rubric, the students create a project and learn techniques.
Art Appreciation – A full semester class for 8th-11th graders that focuses on technique. The student will move through drawing to painting during the spring semester.
Expressive & Creative Art – This class is for the more advanced art student. Students will explore all fields of art, from cardboard sculpture to special effects makeup.
Hartfield entered 28 elementary students in the District Art Competition. Of those 28, 18 took 1st or 2nd place awards. We had three 2nd place winners, and fifteen 1st place winners. All 1st place winning art will compete in the Overall art competition. Winning students in both District and Overall will be recognized at our Awards Day ceremony. All students grades K5-12 are eligible to participate in MAIS art competitions to enhance and reinforce a love of learning through their God-given talents.
Hartfield Academy is committed to fine arts education and the positive influence it has over the full range of educational studies of all ages. From K3 until 12th grade graduation, we strive to not only teach excellence in music and the art of acting, but there is also a strong emphasis on understanding and evaluating ever-changing media through a Christian Worldview.
Our Elementary students enjoy participating in one of the 8 programs prepared specifically for their grade while learning through playing different instruments, singing and engaging in various theory exercises. Elementary music classes meet once a week and focus on reading music and playing basic rhythm and melody through the preparation of different programs that take place throughout the year.
In Middle & High school, our students dive deeper into the why’s and how’s behind the theory and history of music while perfecting their music reading skills and participating in Madrigals and the Spring Musical. Our goal is to help students further develop their artistic gifts while cultivating a deeper understanding of where those gifts come from and how they can practically use them as they go out into the world.
Middle School students also receive a 9-week intensive music class that uses composition to solidify their knowledge of music theory and performance. High School students have the opportunity to take Drama, a theater class focused on acting technique and performance. Each fall, the Drama class writes and performs a short musical presented at Hartfield Dinner Theater.
Grades 6th-12th have the opportunity to audition and participate in the Spring Musical. Past productions include, Annie Jr., Beauty and the Beast Jr., Guys and Dolls Jr, & Fiddler on the Roof, Jr.
We offer Drum Line for Middle and High School students which meets after school with the plan of having a full marching band in the near future. Each of these opportunities focuses on enriching our student’s artistic talents as well as preparing future musicians and art enthusiasts.