Music & Arts

Music and Art are an integral part of the Carden Conejo School Arts program.  In these subjects the children experience the freedom to express beauty and individuality.

Music & Music Appreciation

Throughout the school year, students will work on music theory, vocal training, dance, rhythm instruments and music appreciation.

All students are coached in singing vocal habits and perform weekly to a full audience in the school Auditorium stage. These skills will also be showcased during class plays and other special events.

In Music Appreciation class, students develop an interest and appreciation for different styles of music.

Students learn to read and play music on various instruments.

  • Kindergarten – Treble Clef piano (right hand)
  • 1st Grade – Treble Clef & Bass Clef piano (both hands)
  • 2nd Grade – Ukulele
  • 3rd Grade – Mandolin
  • 4th Grade – Recorder
  • 5th Grade – Beginning Guitar

Art & Art Appreciation

Art classes build confidence and capability for expression.

Weekly art appreciation classes help students identify, enjoy, and formulate opinions about beautiful works of art from the ages.

Our students learn about famous and influential works of Art and are taught to develop observation skills and to express their opinion. Expressive art is created every week.

  • Kindergarten – Contour line-drawing and Chinese brush technique are taught. Artists studied include Da Vinci, Rembrandt, Monet, Van Gogh, Degas and Wyeth.
  • 1st Grade – Line and figure drawing are continued in First Grade. Some of the artists studied are Goya, Manet, Sargent, and Millet.
  • 2nd Grade – Chinese Calligraphy, architectural drawing, landscapes, watercolors, clay work and other media are explored.
  • 3rd Grade – Primitive art is studied to accompany the curriculum, petroglyphs are created and the study of negative space is enhanced. Art Appreciation includes Impressionism, post, and neo-impressionism.
  • 4th Grade – Advanced pastel drawing, watercolors, crayon resist, paper maché and cartography are taught. In Art Appreciation the students study the Dutch golden age of painting from the 17th century.
  • 5th Grade – Abstract composition adds a new twist to Art this year. Art Appreciation focuses on Pop Art and contemporary art