Engaging with art is essential to human experience. Almost as soon as motor skills are developed, children communicate through artistic expression. The arts challenge us with different points of view, compel us to empathize with “others,” and give us the opportunity to reflect on the human condition.
At American Academy For Girls we follow the United States National Standards for the Arts. The curriculum is designed to develop gross and fine motor skills, music skills, and artistry skills as well as to cross-curricular link with all other school subjects.
Arts Opportunities for All
All students from Prek to Grade 8 are engaged in a comprehensive, developmental music and art program which helps prepare them for electives in the high school years.
Students are regularly provided various platforms to perform and showcase their learning and development both in and outside of the school. Our learners have been engaged in opportunities such as the global televising of 2019 Abu Dhabi Special Olympics Opening Ceremony, Choirfest Middle East, The Emirates Literature Festival and performances on Sama Dubai TV.
The Visual Arts Department at AAG aims to engage, inspire, and challenge pupils, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own works of art, craft and design.
The subject enables students to think critically and develop a broader understanding of visual arts.
Throughout a student’s Art career at AAG, students will:
- Produce creative work, exploring their ideas and recording their experiences
- Become proficient in drawing, painting, sculpture and other art, craft and design techniques
- Evaluate and analyse creative works using the language of art, craft and design
- Learn about great artists, craft makers and designers, and understand the historical and cultural development of their art forms
Music is a compulsory part of the curriculum from Prek to Grade 8. At AAG we know that students who have early musical training will develop the areas of the brain related to language and reasoning. The left side of the brain is better developed with music, and songs can help imprint information on young minds.
Throughout a student’s Early Years, Elementary and Middle school career, students focus on a general music curriculum which introduces and develops the elements of music through singing, movement, composition, improvisation, game play, and developing musical ability through the exploration of pitched and non-pitched percussion.
Within High School, the major emphasis of music is to provide students with a variety of musical experiences and activities, including a foundation of Music Theory. Students who are passionate about playing an instrument, will develop their performing skills through playing the keyboard and composing their own Piano pieces influenced by their identity and creativity.
Students will also explore music from diverse cultures and historical periods, whilst simultaneously developing strong skills in the art of listening to music.
AAG’s aim is to deliver high quality and enjoyable experiences for all students within Music and Art. This is made possible through our school facilities.
|Our Arts facilities include:|
|Early years and Elementary Music room||Secondary music room|
|Multi-purpose performance space||A large collection of instruments|
|Baby grand piano|