Arts In March


March is a month to recognize the artistic skills of students developed from the arts education provided by schools.

The Arts education in schools is a viable factor in the total education curricular that develops citizens of a worldwide society. It is important to recognize that art is a necessity for the full development of better quality of life for all; art provides additional opportunities for individuals of all ages to participate in creative art learning. Teaching The Arts in schools helps direct attention to the value of art education for divergent and critical thinking. An Arts education can also help a student to improve self-esteem and social skills. It increases community understanding and interest in the arts and arts education through involvement in art exhibits, workshops, music, theatre, and other creative ventures.

Implementing the arts in schools encourages commitment to the arts by students, community organizations, and individuals everywhere. When communities come together to explore and create art they can inspire younger generations to express themselves through art as well.

Here are some examples of the different types of arts found right here at GC:

Theatre – Theatre is a form of art that uses live performers that involves actors and actresses, giving people the experience of a real or fake storyline. Gordon Central offers many opportunities when it comes to Theatre.  Some examples are The One Act competition held every fall. We compete against the entire state of Georgia in the 2A category. Over the past 6 years we have won regions 5 times and state twice! We also came in second once and third once at state during that same time. If you want to see the trophies from state championships and Shuler, please come by the trophy case next to Mrs. Hughes door.

The Arts are very important in schools. They teach creativity and can help students with future opportunities in their lives. Art can come in many different forms. Regardless if it is drawing, painting, or pottery. However, despite drawing being the most known version of art, music is also in the same category. Music can be split up in different forms too, for example our school has chorus and band to represent our musical arts. In case you don’t know what those consist of, here’s a guide to both groups:

Chorus – A group made up of the schools musically inclined singers. These students study music until it’s time for their performances. Songs from different parts of the world and time eras may also be performed. Solo or not, their concerts always have amazing voices. The chorus team has been to Pasadena, California and Athens, Georgia over the last two months. They are also planning a trip to Europe. As far as awards go, five students have made all state chorus this year. The chorus team also had four very talented boys who sang in a quartet contest called Blue 4 U in Pasadena this year. These boys qualified to be a sample teaching quartet for the international events.

Band – a mass of instrumentally talented students. This club consists of playing music with an instrument. They have trumpets, drums, and so much more! Sometimes they’re even in parades. Though, they also perform at football games.

Some benefits from taking the schools band class would be all of the amazing trips, the awards and the memories that you get to share with your friends. Some of the awards they have won in the past are the National Memorial Parade in Washington D.C. You get to explore different parts  of the country.

Art is a form of expression of imagination through drawing, painting, and sculpting. Any work that is creative and tells a story can be art.

The art of painting can be done with watercolors, oil paints, acrylic paints, and pastel colors.

Sculpting is done with clay, Ice, alabaster, marble, bronze, etc.

Some materials that can be used for drawing are: pencils, color pencils, chalk, and pens.

Here are the art classes that Gordon Central offers: pottery and visual arts.

In the pottery class, students can let out their creative side and make fun objects out of clay.

There are many ways that students can be creative in the visual arts class like paint a meaningful picture, draw, amongst other things.