The art curriculum in Kindergarten through 4th grades offers students a variety of creative activities using different materials and mediums. Students can be found creating with clay, paint, 3-D elements, and more. We look at the Masters for appreciation, learn art history and incorporate the elements of art and more principles of design to offer our young artiest a toolbox to use when observing and creating art. We strive to encourage every student to find their artistic talent and to give honor and glory to God for the creativity with which He has blessed them.
First and foremost, we want to make Christ the center of our worship time during music class. Students in Junior Kindergarten through 4th grades enjoy a weekly music class. The youngest students begin to learn about composers, play instruments, clap on a steady beat, sing songs, and move to the music. As they progress through their elementary years, students learn music notation and terminology, how to read rhythms, and how to play patterns on a steady beat while others play a different pattern. Continued development of singing voices, solfege training, playing percussion instruments including recorders and ukuleles, learning the lines and spaces of the Treble Clef, and learning instrument families are the voices of the middle and older elementary grades.
Meet Our Team
B.A., Carson-Newman University
Laura has worked as an elementary music teacher in public schools since 1994. She has been with Grace Community School since 2011 as an elementary music teacher and varsity girls golf coach since 2013. Laura received her bachelor’s degree from Carson-Newman University in Jefferson City, Tennessee. She and her husband, Mark, have one son who graduated from Grace in 2016 and twin daughters who graduated from Grace in 2019.
M.A., Southern Arkansas University
Jasmine has been teaching since 2017 and joined the Grace Community School in 2022 as the elementary art teacher. She has taught at Oscar Hamilton Elementary and Foreman High School in Foreman, AR. Jasmine received her bachelor’s degree from The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff and her Master’s at the Southern Arkansas University in Magnolia, AR. She attends Green Acres Baptist Church, and loves to travel, draw, and swim in her spare time.