Charles Wright’s Lower School music and visual arts programs are exceptional. Junior kindergartners and kindergartners attend both classes weekly. They learn to use their art eyes in Miz Candy’s studio and to feel the rhythm in Ms. McMillan and Ms. Herrington’s music room.

For Charles Wright’s youngest students, art is very much about process, not product. Students explore working with different art materials and enjoy identifying patterns. Miz Candy (as she is affectionately known by all in the Charles Wright community) teaches that art is a way of seeing, and that artists see things differently from other people because they know how to use what she calls their art eyes. Art is about noticing how things look with both your normal vision and your artistic vision. When you use your art eyes, you see what could be, and the possibilities are endless!

Music classes are filled with song, dance, and laughter. Children develop basic music skills through singing, playing instruments, learning games, and practicing movement. They are introduced to the skill of reading music as they discover how a symbol can become a clap, a drumbeat, an instrumental sound, a jump, or a wink. Learning songs for the Lower School’s weekly town meeting gatherings is an important way junior kindergartners and kindergartners become members of the Charles Wright community.

Additionally, the CWA Arts Boosters raise funds for visual and performing arts department needs and to celebrate, support, promote and enhance arts education. If you would like to register as an Arts Booster for the 2016-2017 academic year and help to provide the lifelong benefit of a quality arts education, please click here.