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Fine Arts at CTA


At CTA, we have a lot to be thankful for! Our school may be small, but we have many fun and exciting things that happen every year. For the past three years, CTA Creates (a group of mothers, fathers, and grandmas) has brought art into the classroom. The amazing Mr. Holtrop has brought music, choir and drama back into our hallways as well.

CTA Creates is a group of volunteer families who love the arts and want to share that love with the students of CTA. These parents have created an art curriculum and volunteered to teach the elementary students every other Thursday this school year. At the end of the year, CTA Creates will celebrate the students’ creativity by putting on an art gallery. This year, the art gallery will be held on May 20 from 5-7:00 p.m. at CTA. Please join us on that day to view art that the students created throughout the year as they learned about different art techniques, artists and had the opportunity to use a variety of mediums.

Mr. Holtrop has brought so much to CTA and on May 3 that could not have been any more evident. The kindergarteners through second graders put on their own concert/play and sang four songs from the musical “Seussical”. We had Dr. Seuss characters galore on stage singing their hearts out! The third through fifth graders also shared their love for music by singing songs about spring. Not only did these classes sing, but the fourth and fifth graders also showed off their musical abilities with by playing the recorders. Thank you, Mr. Holtrop all of your hardwork has paid off!

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Fine Arts Holiday Concerts

12/4 Middle School Band Concert  – High School Auditorium 7:30pm

12/9 6-8th Grade Choir Concert  – High School Auditorium 7:00pm

12/11 High School Band & Choir Concert – High School Auditorium 7:30pm

12/13 Cedar View Chorus – Kent Theatre Community Holiday Concert  3:00pm



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A Celebration of the Arts at Cedar Springs Public Schools

We believe the Fine Arts are a life-long pursuit of emotional education and expression, encompassing our cultural heritage. The Fine Arts provide a means for the individual to communicate ideas, portray images and explore their humanity in creative ways. A Fine Arts education has the ability to facilitate language acquisition, reading readiness and general development. It fosters positive attitudes and cooperative learning, enhances creativity and problem solving, and promotes social development and self-worth. We believe the Fine Arts are an essential medium which promote academic excellence in all students. Therefore, the Fine Arts are an integral part of the Cedar Springs Public Schools’ curriculum.

Visit http://www.csredhawks.org/Artinschool to discover how “Art Matters” to the Cedar Springs Public Schools Curriculum.

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Check out the Fine Arts talent at Cedar Springs!

All of the incredible student projects will be on display Tuesday, April 24, 6-8 pm for the Cedar Springs Fine Arts Night at the high school.

What a talented group of art students we have in Cedar Springs!  All grades have been busy working on wonderful projects that are developing their artistic skills and challenging their creative thinking.

Middle School eighth graders just completed their clay project, which was based on face jugs produced in North Carolina in the 1800’s. Students decorated their bottles with whimsical facial expressions full of detail and humor.

7th graders continued with their study of “dwellings” by making clay houses. Students could choose to make their house realistic or fantastical mushroom houses. All of them were amazing.

Red Hawk sixth graders are busy honing their basic drawing skills, learning to draw three dimensional forms and adding shading and shadows to their drawings. They will add to their drawing talents landscapes, cityscapes, perspective drawings and figure and cartoon drawing.

Cedar View 5th graders are in the middle of their medieval unit. They just completed their clay goblets and are learning about the role of knights in our history. They will be making a textured tin knight using a relief tooling method. 4th graders are in their “form” unit and just completed their clay owls. They are now beginning their papier mache pies. They look so real you might mistake them for an actual snack!

We would love for you to join us for a grand art adventure this night and meet some of our talented artists.



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Fine arts night

April 19 at Cedar Springs High School

The annual Cedar Springs Public Schools Fine Arts Night will be held on Tuesday, April 19, from 6-9 p.m. at Cedar Springs High School.
This annaul event showcases our talented students and programs, featuring the visual arts, vocal, instrumental, and dramatic presentations from our Elementary, Middle, and High school students.
An extensive collection of outstanding 2-and 3-dimensional visual arts projects will be on display for the public to enjoy as they listen to our Middle and High School vocal and instrumental soloists, duets, ensembles, and groups perform on various stages in the main hallway. All art work will be displayed throughout the first floor of the High School.
Some of the lower elementary music classes will be presenting selections from this year’s concerts enhanced by lots of singing and dancing. Be prepared for some new musical numbers that you are sure to enjoy!
The High School drama department will be performing at announced times through out the evening. The ever-popular “Improv” troupe will also be on hand for some great entertainment.
New this year will be artifacts on display from the 7th and 8th grade Art and Ancient Cultures classes.
Don’t miss the opportunity to see our talented Cedar Springs Fine Arts students sharing their artistic abilities and skills with the community! The event is open to the public free of charge and you are cordially invited!
Come and see why the arts are so vital for the development of all students!

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