Fine Arts & Art Appreciation
The curricular goal of the Fine Arts Program is to develop an appreciation for the different expressions of art, music and other cultural experiences.
The Art Appreciation curriculum is entrusted to Blessed Fra Angelico. Blessed Angelico was a member of the Dominican Order and the first artist to be raised to the honors of the altar. His many paintings in the Dominican convent of San Marco in Florence, Italy have been restored to their original artistic beauty. His exquisite frescos simply mirror the beauty of a soul absorbed in the love of God. Blessed Fra Angelico’s feast day is February 18.
Christian Heritage Art Program
The Christian Heritage Art Program is the first and only fully interactive program that teaches art from a Christian perspective. It is a spiraling, chronological approach to the teaching of art that combines art history, art appreciation and art production in a single, easy-to-use format. This program can be easily integrated into the curriculum by the classroom teacher in order to provide a rich exposure to various art expressions.
The Music Appreciation curriculum is entrusted to St. Cecilia. St. Cecilia was born in Rome of a patrician family and was martyred for being a Christian. She is the patron of musicians because during her lifetime she offered a harmonious melody of praise to God in her heart. The feast of St. Cecilia is November 22.
In preparation for the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, the students are exposed to the splendid history of Church music.