Visual & Performing Arts
Beyond Crayons and paper:
We offer a multi-step approach to our arts curriculum. Students are given the opportunity to explore visual literacy, art history, hands-on art-making, collaboration with peers, and the function of art in today’s society.
Students will be able to:
- Communicate ideas visually
- Create artworks using a variety of materials.
- Apply and use art vocabulary using creative and critical thinking skills
- Recognize artwork from masters and multiple time periods
- Analyze and evaluate own work and those of others
- Interpret the effect of technology on visual arts
- Understand art’s function in society
Drama class puts students front and center as they explore four key areas that will help them on the stage - and in life. Acting enhances communication skills by teaching students how to articulate ideas verbally, through facial expressions, via body language and through creative script writing. Everyone needs to learn how to be a better critic - and students strengthen their analysis skills by watching and reading diverse performances from around the world. There’s so much that goes on behind the scenes of a performance, and our students get to understand the aesthetics behind creating props, sets and costumes. The theatre has its own culture; there’s etiquette involved in watching a live performance, and as students come together as an ensemble to create a class or school performance.