STEAM

Arts

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Visual Arts

The emphasis in Legacy's art studio is creativity, technique, and style. Students learn and use the elements of art and the principles of design through a wide variety of books, slides, and prints. This helps students to develop a critical and historical appreciation of art. Students also study the techniques and styles of master artists (e.g., Van Gogh, O'Keeffe) and replicate them in personal creations. Students use varied art media, including watercolors, tempera, oil pastels, charcoal, pencil, and acrylics.

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MIND Music

Legacy provides a well-rounded music program encompassing instruction in theory, vocal music, keyboarding, and music appreciation. In grades kindergarten through fifth, Legacy Academy introduces students to MIND Research Institute's award winning ST Math + Music program. MIND's educational programs are based on over 30 years of breakthrough neuroscience and education research. These unique programs will engage our Legacy students' spatial temporal reasoning abilities to explain, understand, and solve multi-step problems. Students attend weekly music classes that begin with a music theory lesson followed by keyboard instruction. Legacy students have access to their own keyboard and are able to directly apply the music theory and keyboarding skills while increasing their spatial-temporal reasoning ability. Additionally, the program’s emphasis on symmetrical patterns in the right and left hand and identification of patterns with music help with brain development. As they progress in grade levels, all students learn to read, write, and perform simple melodic and rhythmic notations. They identify and describe music forms. Names and works of famous composers (e.g., Mozart, Vivaldi, Bernstein, Gershwin) are also introduced according to musical style and era.