All students at Shepherd of the Desert explore a new world of creation.  Preschool children learn how to use art as a method of expressing their creativity while enhancing their fine motor skills.  Kindergarten through eighth gradevisit the art room weekly. They are exposed to a variety of mediums including watercolors, tempera paint, pencils, colored pencils, markers, clay, and oil pastels. Teaching is based on the elements of art and the principles of design. Projects are centered on artists and correlate with classroom instruction.


At Shepherd of the Desert, our music education program strives to build skills and knowledge. Our curriculum explores melody, rhythm, form, expression, timbre, texture, harmony, and music appreciation. Through vocal development and introduction to pitched and non-pitched percussion instruments, students develop an appreciation for styles and genres of music from many different cultures.


All students at Shepherd of the Desert receive instruction in Spanish.  Students learn vocabulary and grammar.