In addition to formal instruction, Visual Arts are woven into daily classroom lessons, research enhancements and areas of self-expression. Art Teachers provide regular, formal lessons to students, Toddler through Middle School, in the use of a variety of art materials, techniques and subject matter. Lessons are designed to promote creative expression, an understanding of art mediums and styles and an avenue for understanding people and cultures of the world. Students are encouraged to develop their artistic abilities while exploring a variety of artistic styles and art forms and to work with an array of creative disciplines that further build on their creative thinking and visual communication skills. The arts are an integral part of Springmont's school culture, enhancing community gatherings and fundraising auctions.
In addition to weekly art classes, Elementary and Middle School students have access to Open Studio sessions to work on individual projects. Open Studio can also accommodate small group lessons relating to subjects taught in the classroom or group projects related to class and school-wide events.
Springmont students, Toddler through Middle School, enjoy formal music instruction, introducing them to both vocal and instrumental music and designed to develop their ears and an appreciation for music's many genres. Depending on the student's age, this may include chorus, string instruments (violin, viola, cello), hand-drumming, dance, music reading and music composition. All music lessons emphasize active participation through listening, moving, expressing and performing.
Each year, Springmont produces two student-performed musicals, featuring the singing talents of all Elementary students in both individual and group roles. Middle School students are exposed to reading and writing music and the history of music and produce an annual Shakespeare performance for which students are often responsible for all aspects of stage craft as well as individual roles. Students electing to participate in our Strings Program experience performing in a group.