- Art subjects at Santiago College are taught within the framework of the International Baccalaureate curriculum. In this regard, three learning instances are encouraged during the creative process: investigation, action and reflection, always having the student as main character. The three subjects imparted in this area are Visual Art, Drama and Music – the latter including the Suzuki early educational program. These subjects promote the development of the students’ own talents, abilities and interests, so that they can experience and understand art as a way of human expression.Responsible Teachers:
Music: The basic purpose of teaching Music is to make children and youngsters of our school closer to the world of music, through different musical expressions, such as, instrumental performance, creativity, singing and body expression, encouraging in this way the love for music and values such as respect, personal commitment, solidarity and teamwork.
Apart from the regular classes, the school music program also envisages other activities leading to enhance the cognitive, affective and social development at the different levels. The programs are:
- Early Suzuki Violin Teaching Program (for more information on the Suzuki program see the following article)
- Early Suzuki Piano Teaching Program
- Infant-Lower Choir
- Middle-Upper Choir
- Children orchestra
- Youth orchestra
Visual Art: The purpose of Visual Art is to incentive interest in all the cultural and historic expressions of art, encouraging its appreciation and critical analysis as well as the development of the artistic, plastic and visual expression in our students from their earliest age, respecting and appreciating differences and creativity.
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In addition to the regular classes in this subject imparted from pre-kinder to 12th grade, optional extracurricular activities are offered to those students who wish to cultivate a plastic-visual quality or hobby, such as glass painting, oil painting and graffiti.
Drama: The Drama subject has students from 5th to 12th grade participate actively in the drama performing universe, by stimulating learning and exploring autonomy. It encourages the acquisition of creative abilities, reflection and communication through practical work, emphasizing the theatrical process and the understanding of this style as an essential component of the students’ artistic development. The work in this discipline takes place through a continuous process of investigation, planning and goal establishment in furtherance of a creative answer that can contribute to the community.
Head of area Susana Rojas Visual Arts María del Sol Tuca Music Susana Rojas Drama Javier Chávez