Lower Division

Fine Arts

The Lower Division Arts Program includes visual art and music in dedicated classrooms with professional art and music educators. Each class meets once a week, and additional opportunities for art and music participation exist in optional enrichment classes after school.

Visual Art

Visual art lessons are designed to be inquiry based, open-ended, sequential experiences. Many of the lessons are integrated with classroom units in math, science, social studies and language arts. The children gain technical skills in a variety of media throughout their LD career. They explore historical periods by experiencing cave painting, tell visual stories of medieval dragons, build proportional figures of Classical art, and practice perspective techniques used by the Renaissance artists. By learning how to use the language of art, students are encouraged to progressively develop visual literacy through creative expression.

Student work is valued and exhibited throughout the School and within the community. Work is submitted to the Respect Diversity Art & Poetry Exhibit, Fine Arts Exhibit and displayed at the Casady School Spring Art Show during the annual Evening of the Arts.

Music

General music is literature driven and includes choral singing using solfege signage, music appreciation with historical reference and creative movement by learning prescribed dance moves. Students learn how to read music and practice rhythmic intervals through instrumental instruction using Orff instruments. The selection of songs and rhymes used for sequential skill building offer a rich repertoire, building from simple to complex. Students have the opportunity for yearly program performance, which may be informal class demonstrations called “informances” or full-blown published musical productions, such as Tom Sawyer.

Singing Cyclones is an extra-curricular choir opportunity for students who want to become even more musically involved with choir performances. Students sing throughout the year for Chapel presentations, Evening of the Arts, and Oklahoma City's Festival of the Arts.
Casady School is an independent, co-educational, college preparatory, Episcopal day school serving students in pre-k-12. Educating Mind, Body, and Spirit.