Taught by local professional performing and visual artists.
Artistry Block 1: For 45 minutes students will participate in a rotation of dance, media, music, theater, and visual arts. Using the national arts standards RioGAFA students will be provided with an arts curriculum that provides sequential instruction. Students will obtain knowledge and understanding of the art's historical and cultural contexts through the arts curriculum.
Artistry Block 2: Students will have an opportunity to choose and explore a new arts elective each quarter. We will offer 60 minutes of a variety of electives in various art forms. Electives could include ukulele, sewing, culinary, hip hop, recycled fashion, or mini-plays. Classes will comprise multiple grade levels and abilities, allowing them to explore different art forms and collaborate and learn with students who have similar interests.
Artistry Blocks 1 and 2: Taught by local artists, the Artistry Blocks for secondary students will be more concentrated with students ending their regular scheduled day to attend two 80-minute blocks. Secondary students will participate in arts instruction to achieve student mastery in dance, drama, media music, and visual arts.
Sixth graders will continue to explore art forms, while seventh and eighth-grade students will begin to narrow their art focus. High School students will choose an art path with multiple arts pathways options. Each arts class will be taught by an expert in the field and rooted in the New Mexico Core Arts Standards to provide a foundation for further study or a gateway into the arts profession.