The MZ Art Program - at a glance
Manzanita's art program consists of both the GREAT ARTIST program TK-5th and a MUSIC program funded through a grant by Mr. Holland's Opus Foundation for all students in grades 4th and 5th.
The GREAT ARTIST program helps students find their inner artist. Building confidence, expression, creativity, critical thinking and problem solving, all Manzanita students have access to developing a masterpiece. Each year, we focus on a couple of artists and techniques using a variety of art mediums. Each year, we host an Art Gallery Walk and invite parents and partners to experience student art. This art program is also tied into the yearly Covina-Valley Unified School District's Student Art Award night.
The Manzanita Music Program is for all students in grades 4th - 5th. Each student can select from Glee-Beats, Beginning Band or Advanced Band. The instruments are provided free of charge to every student needing one for band. This has been made possible through funding from Mr. Holland's Opus Foundation. Every year, students learn how to read music, rhythm, the fundamentals of playing an instrument and more. We also host 2 concerts a year - the first one is during our Winter Program in December and the second annual concert is held at Azusa Pacific University in the Spring.