Visual Arts Program
The Visual Arts Program at Hope Lutheran School supports the National Standards for Visual Arts and the Kansas State Standards for Visual Arts. Students in grades 1-8 participate in weekly formal art instruction. They will experience drawing, painting, sculpture, graphic design, collage, pottery and other art forms using high quality tools and materials including “green” media. Creativity and effort are stressed.
The student learns about media, background, history, and processes, how to work independently and with others and how to respect others’ ideas and self evaluate. Each is taught to perceive, interpret, and respond to ideas, experiences, and the environment through visual art. Some highlights include:
- Cardboard box animal sculptures
- Woven wire figures
- Acrylic painting on canvas
- Imaginary 3D drawing
- Design font for Bible verse poster with illustration
- Watercolor still life
- Clay sculpture and hand built pots (extruder & slab roller)
- Cartooning and caricatures
Need a way to brighten your day? At Hope, we have three different choir opportunities to help you do that: Kindergarten, 1st-3rd, and 4th-8th grade (7th/8th choir is an elective). The main purpose of these choirs is to praise God with the voices He has given us. At the Kindergarten level, the children learn simple, Christian songs and basic music theory. The 3rd-5th graders warm up, learn a little more theory, and practice proper singing technique as they sing 1 and 2 part songs. The 6th-8th grade choir learns additional note names and values, sight reads in solfege, and sing 2, 3 and 4 part music. All of the choirs beautify the Hope Lutheran services with their singing, lead Christmas services, perform in concerts, and sing at retirement homes. The 3rd-8th graders also participate in The Gathering of the Talents at Concordia University in Seward, NE each year. Many of our graduates are now performing in the choirs and musicals at our area high schools. Don’t miss an opportunity to praise God, lift your spirits, and bless others with your music!
The house lights go down, the stage lights go up, and the music begins, signaling the start of another light-hearted theater production. Each year, if they choose to, 7th and 8th grade students have the opportunity to participate in the Spring Melodrama as actors, stage hands, or both. Students learn some of the basics of theater production while enjoying Christian fun and fellowship. As an added benefit, one of the two performances is a dinner theater which acts as a fund-raiser for senior youth mission trips.