The arts come ALIVE at Redding Christian School because we believe every student is a masterful creation, made to live and express the craftsmanship of our amazing Creator!
Fine Arts in Elementary
Elementary Music Program
We have a comprehensive K-5th grade music program which includes vocal and performance technique, music theory, instrumentation, listening and appreciation, as well as a whole lot of fun! Elementary students from Kindergarten through 4th grade receive music instruction weekly. With a focus on music appreciation, students learn music and singing games from different cultures and American Folk songs. Basic note reading and rhythm skills are learned as well as rhythm instruments. Fourth grade students learn the recorder and students in 5th grade can participate in beginning band. All students participate in class chapels and the Christmas Program each year.
We are the only school in Shasta County offering the opportunity for students aged 9 through 18 to be in the same full-scale, Broadway style production! Every fall, since 2005, we have produced these musicals for the Cascade Theatre stage. These shows are performed for the public and have drawn a following from not only our school and parents, but community members as well.
Taught by professional artists, Elementary Art is a journey through the basic elements of art. Beginning with 45 minutes each week in Kindergarten and one hour each week for 1st through 5th grades, a foundation is created that progresses as students move through the grades. The concentration is on art, not crafts, though teachers and parent volunteers often will do craft type projects at other times. Fun projects are chosen but basic fundamentals of art are being learned, such as, shape, color, designing and balance in a drawing. A variety of media are used, from crayons to paint, to give students a rich experience with art.
Fine Arts in Middle School and High School
The High School has a vocal performance elective. Students enrolled in this class learn a variety of musical styles, vocal technique, theory and performance skills. They participate in chapels, Christmas and Spring concerts, as well as travel to the ACSI Musicale Festival in Sacramento and share their voices with the elderly and disabled in local care facilities.
Our Band elective is offered to students in grades 5-12. Fifth grade students have the opportunity to learn an instrument in our beginning band. Middle School students continue their growth in our Intermediate Band program. High School Band performs a variety of genres from classical concert pieces to fan inspiring pep selections at various athletic events. Intermediate and Concert Bands participate in the annual ACSI festival in Sacramento. Concert Band travels to Anaheim every other year to perform in festivals, participate in outreach and play in (and have fun at) Disneyland.
Our Fall Musical unites ages 9 through 18 in a full scale Broadway style production for the Cascade Theatre stage. These shows are performed for the public and have drawn a following from not only our school and parents, but also community members.
In the Spring, 7th through 12th grade students audition for our Spring Dramatic Production. The plays vary from light-hearted fun to Shakespeare and are performed in our own facilities. The Spring Drama has been a long-standing favorite for many years.
Additionally, we offer a classroom drama elective in High School where students learn the foundation of the entire dramatic process.
Art is offered to middle and high school students. In addition, a Graphic Design class is offered to high school students. Students learn about art history, becoming familiar with a variety of classical and modern artists in combination with various art movements. Art and Graphic Design are places for students to learn and examine the elements and principles of visual design while using that experience in the creation of their own individual artwork. Creative thinking, problem solving, and the ability to take risks are strongly encouraged.