Arts at LCS
Creativity is a core component of a Lincoln education. Throughout our academic and extracurricular programs, we encourage students to bring original ideas to life, construct new theories, turn standard assignments into boundary-bending projects, and fashion inventive ways to learn.
In our Arts program, we specifically nurture our students' innate creative drive, inspiring them to explore the inviting world of artistic expression. Through music, the visual arts, theater, and other mediums, students produce art that reinforces learning, introduces beauty and meaning into their world, and brings our community together.
- Drama Productions (HS AND MS)
- Coffee House
- Arts Club (MS)
- Arts Club (HS)
- Art during After School Activities (ES)
- Lincoln Academy
- Music During After School Activities (ES)
- Musical (ES)
- African Drumming (ES)
Drama Productions (HS and MS)
Lincoln students know how to sing, dance, and act their way into the hearts of an audience, and we make sure they get regular opportunities to do so. Directed by our Drama and Music teachers, students at all levels have the chance to participate in a musical, a play, or other dramatic production several times a year. Produced with lighting, sets, costumes and sound, these performances are a highlight of the community calendar. In addition, the Lincoln Factor (talent show), MYP Theatre Night, and Open Stage Theatre Nights are opportunities for performance. LCS is also a member of the International Schools Theatre Association (ISTA) and students in the MYP and DP programs travel to England for annual conferences and the ability to interact with students from all over the world. These outside-the-classroom arts opportunities give our students the chance to explore new areas of endeavor and perform in front of school and community-wide audiences.
In these smaller talent showcases held throughout the year, students and teachers mix on stage sharing their performative gifts. A more intimate and casual setting encourages experimentation and helps aspiring artists ease their way into public performance. From stand-up comedy sketches to hip hop dances, students have fun expressing themselves in an inclusive and supportive atmosphere.
Arts Club (MS)
In keeping with our desire to create opportunities for our students to “Learn, Lead, and Connect” LCS offers a wide variety of activities in outside of the classroom that are designed to further their educational development. Student activities are on offer for students of all ages to provide physical, creative, intellectual, and service-oriented pursuits. We believe that students learn best when engaged with their passions; our activities nurture students' dreams for life-long learning, personal growth and fun.
Arts Clubs (HS)
This is a great opportunity for those students who may have wanted to choose visual art, but their schedules did not allow them, have a platform for self-expression. Visual Art students also have the opportunity to experience other media they may not have had the time to try in class, whilst collaborating with other LCS community members to produce various art forms.The focus is creating functional art forms to solve challenges in the community. The activities range from drawing, constructing functional art forms with recyclable materials, and some poetry. The aim is to go beyond the basic knowledge of drawing and painting, using the knowledge to construct a product.
Art During After School Activities (ES)
The elementary art after-school program reflects a commitment to promote knowledge, skills, and understanding through enriching learning opportunities that complement the school day. Activities change depending on the availability of experts in the community and the ongoing evaluation of the activities offered. Students choose based on their ability and interest. The activities allow for older students to work with younger students. These unique opportunities for imaginative learning and creative expression encourage our children to dream and to create, to have beliefs, and to have a sense of identity within our rich and diverse culture.
For students who want to enhance their skills with a particular instrument, our music department coordinates a Saturday morning Music Academy. Paired with local instructors, Kindergarten through Grade 12 students can take individual lessons in piano, guitar, West African drumming, woodwinds, brass, and other instruments.
Music During After School Activities (ES)
During the After School Activities the music teacher(s) offer different activities; drama workshops, choir group, guitar classes, becoming a band. This is offered to give students who are especially interested in performing arts extra time for practice and exploration of their musical and theatrical talent. Obviously this results in some kind of performance, during the ES Concert or at the end of the Activity time (10 weeks more or less)
During the 3rd grade students create a musical, guided by their teacher. The content of the production will be inspired by the unit of inquiry the students explore in the classroom - depending on the timeline it has been in the past for instance: fairy tales (based on the unit of storytelling), peacemakers (based on the unit of significant people) and curiosity (based on the unit of scientific thinking).
All grade 3 students work together during their choir time on Wednesday morning (an addition to the 2 music classes they already have) and perform twice, once for their schoolmates and once in the evening for parents and other family members.