PS 9 is deeply committed to the integration of the Arts and offer the following Art programs to ALL students on a weekly basis:
Dance: Is the art of movement of the body, rhythmically and to music, using prescribed or improvised steps and gestures. PS 9 is excited to offer a dance program to all students. As young children are inquisitive and active learners, movement is integral to their learning process. Dance will provide an avenue to engage in physical explorations and express their feelings. Structured dance experiences will help the children to develop physically, socially/affectively, cognitively, aesthetically, and meta-cognitively.
Visual Arts: Art making is a way in which we form a visual communication for our thoughts, feelings, and imagination. The visual arts program at PS 9 will include an exploration of various art materials and techniques that are developmentally appropriate, standards based, and integrated with the academic curriculum.
Musical Theatre: Is a form of theatrical performance that combines songs, spoken dialogue, acting, and dance. The story and emotional content are communicated through the words, music, movement and technical aspects of the entertainment as an integrated whole. Children will learn about musical elements such as pitch, rhythm, and singing in order to create and perform musical masterpieces throughout the school year. Structured theater games and activities will provide a safe environment in which learning may occur and in which all five senses are engaged. Theater activities provide a venue for children to demonstrate physically and vocally their understanding of character, conflict and action. Theater experiences help children develop basic physical skills in self-control, and provide an understanding of the relationship between their body and the space around them, and appropriate and imaginative use of voices.