What is FAME?
FAME is a fine arts program and stands for Fine Arts Mini Experience. FAME introduces art and music elements to Kindergarten through 8th grade students. There are 6 lessons a year and each lesson focuses on specific piece of artwork and music, as well as the history of the corresponding artist and composer. Parents prepare and present the lessons. The goal is that with early exposure through the FAME program, the students will develop a greater appreciation and understanding of fine art.
- Artistic Perception: Learning about artistic elements through the senses to develop a deeper awareness of light, color, sound, movement, and composition to heighten ordinary perception (FAME's interactive theory and follow-up lessons rev up appreciation).
- Creative Expression: Producing art by creating or performing the creations of others (even "art phobic" teachers find follow-up lessons in ALL disciplines comfortable).
- Historical and Cultural Context: Understanding the arts in the context of the time & place of their creation (FAME's pictorial timeline makes it easy!).
- Aesthetic Valuing: Analyzing & developing criteria for making informed judgments to promote lifelong, fulfilling experience in the arts (FAME's study of simple but fundamental elements of art and music gives students a way to understand the arts).