Buddhi Triveni Philosophy
Triveni is a confluence of creative ability, aesthetic sense and material & artistic skills. This Creative Arts program will include Visual Art, Music, Drama and Dance. Discrete skills in each of these areas will be taught along with integration within the wider curriculum to merge with ICT, literacy, mathematics & the sciences.
We believe that Creative Arts enrich the curriculum and can have a positive impact on children’s growth. Attributes such as behaviour, attitudes, motivation, imagination, confidence, attention span, co-operation, collaboration and thinking skills develop more efficiently.
We believe that children can acquire knowledge, skills and understanding of the Arts through:
- Direct teaching with inspirational resources.
- Planned visits to local theatres, museums and art galleries.
- Groups and individuals coming into school to share their expertise.
- Appreciating others’ work by displaying, performing and celebrating the arts.
We believe that through careful planning, teaching both discrete and cross-curricular content, after school opportunities, using parents’ skills and expertise, our children will experience a wide range of arts activities.
We believe that the arts allow students to think creatively and express their ideas in a variety of ways.
Art education is an integral part of our school curriculum and complements the structured curricular learning that happens through the school day. Art activities in the Triveni program emphasize “creative thinking” as one of its key goals. These activities offer opportunities to our students to develop “out-of-the-box” thinking. Here they can also express themselves in ways that a highly structured academic program may not allow them to. At Triveni our students learn to appreciate different forms of art. They learn to think creatively and apply original ideas to solving problems through art education.
Music – Vocal: Here students are taught to sing folk and easy listening songs based on Indian and western classical music. Students learn vocal music techniques such as timbre, pitch, melody, rhythm and harmony etc., and learn how to sing in both solo and group renditions.
Dance: Here students are taught to understand and move their bodies in creative ways and taught the importance of grace, agility and strength. Based on Indian classical dance students learn ways to make their bodies express moods, emotions and stories and respond to music spontaneously and creatively.
Theatre & Drama: Here students learn skills in communication through dialogues and body language. They experiment with role-play to learn how to “get into character” by entering the minds and bodies of other personalities and entities. Through voice modulation, dialogue and movement exercises students are taught to act in various situations by expressing moods, emotions, situations and stories.
Art & Craft: Here various forms of art and craft are used to fuel children’s imagination and creative thinking. Students are encouraged to express their own thoughts and apply their often innovative ideas while producing works of art. Using a variety of material and mediums, students learn many skills like sketching, colouring, craft work, etc., and also begin to appreciate art for its aesthetic and creative value.