Art, for most children, is a natural form of expression and a source of great pleasure. The child is encouraged to look at and respond to a wide variety of artworks. It is through talking about these artworks that the child develops sensitivity to the visual elements and begins to use them purposefully in her own art-making. Students also learn to appreciate works of art and use artistic language to describe paintings, sculptures and other artefacts. The curriculum provides students with opportunities to work with a variety of materials such as wood, clay and paint. Children develop their creative and imaginative talent through learning skills and techniques and by using diverse materials and tools.
We are part of a world where education goes beyond school books; and we leave no stone unturned to educate our students in all facets of life.
Art in itself, for most children, is a natural form of expression and a source of great pleasure. Ridge Valley School allows every child to experience and respond to a wide variety of art forms through creative engagements like Sketching, Pencil shading, Creative drawing, Calligraphy, Pottery, and Sculpture.
This exposure to myriad of artistic expressions develops sensitivity in children towards visual elements. Consequently, they begin to use them purposefully in their own artistic attempts.
Our Art facilitators help children learn to distinguish between—and appreciate— different types of artwork; and identify their own area of interest.
Additionally, the school provides opportunities for children to participate in collaborative pursuits like Event decorations, Canvas painting, Graffiti, and Mural painting.
In tandem with such Visual Arts disciplines, Performing Arts empowers students in numerous ways to help deepen their understanding of and broaden their experience with indigenous identity. There by allowing them to transform the inadequacies in their nature to something that is uniquely beautiful to them.
An art expression of this form allows them ample opportunities to get comfortable with and develop confidence about their own style of expression. This is why in Ridge Valley with the multifaceted model children are allowed to participate in a performing arts disciplines like Music, Dance and Drama. With inclusion of both western and ethnic forms of expression and art works, along with subject experts, children achieve a good amount of exposure to various performing arts disciplines.
Art is also used in Ridge Valley to instill in children the importance of making the most out of anything which is otherwise considered waste.
The progressive model also enables a learning engagement, which incorporates integrated learning with a singular concept being reinforced through cross-disciplinary pursuits. There occurs value addition in numerous ways; with art playing a significant role in developing an interest to enhance the scope of learning.
At the end of each day, it is the intent of Ridge Valley School’s Art department to ensure that every child believes in his or her own creativity.
Music is an indispensable part of a child-centred curriculum. Musical activity challenges the child to act in unique ways to listen discerningly to her own music and the music of others, to sing, play or read sensitively and accurately and to evaluate critically. We lay a lot of emphasis on valuing a child's interest in music and strive to ensure that children get ample opportunities to nurture their talent. At Ridge Valley School, we make sure that every child is provided a chance to learn to appreciate a musical instrument, sing in chorus and play instruments under expert supervision.