Students at St. Johns Classical Academy grades K-8 will also receive instruction in the fine arts via the Core Knowledge sequence. Studying music and the visual arts will teach students to appreciate beauty and equip students with important perspectives on their culture. In keeping with classical education, SJCA will teach music and art largely through an intensive study of technique and through the works of the masters.
In Visual Arts, students will learn about the elements of art, sculpture, portraits, still life, landscapes, photography, architecture, expression and abstraction, works of art from long ago, the Renaissance, Impressionism, Post impressionism, and 20th century sculpture. They will be exposed to Islamic art and architecture, African art, Chinese Art, Japanese Art, and American Art.
In music, students will be exposed to a wide array of music from jazz to orchestral music as well as vocal music that includes songs from the Baroque, Classical, and Romantic periods. They will learn about composers and their music, the elements of music, and vocal ranges.