Art

List of 21 items.

  • Studio Art

    Students are introduced to the basic elements and principles of art and design using a variety of materials, ( pastels, watercolor, pen and ink, printmaking, etc. ). Students learn about color theory, line and form, texture, and pattern. Artists from the past and present will be introduced to use as an inspiration for creative artworks.
  • Ceramics

    Students will learn introductory pottery skills, such as how to work with clay and how to apply glazes to works in a functional and decorative manner. Students will use a variety of hand building techniques produce works of art out of clay. An assortment of projects will be created throughout the school year, all of which will include the pinch, slab, and coil methods. Student Fee: $75
  • Dance for Performance

    Dance for Performance develops the student’s mastery of Limon and contemporary modern dance techniques. Students also learn and perform choreography as a group for Winter and Spring Concerts. Students will learn about Dance Composition and will choreograph and perform dances using this knowledge. Performances are culminating experiences without an equivalent substitute and are a required component of the course.
  • Advanced Dance

    For students who have taken Dance and have the teacher’s recommendation

    Advanced Dance is available to students who have taken Dance Performance and have the teacher’s recommendation. This course meets at the same time as Dance Performance and will give a student the ability to take a lead role in class and performance opportunities.
  • Dance/Movement Therapy

    Students will learn about Dance/Movement Therapy as a psychotherapy practice and will learn by doing and working together as a class. Students will explore ways to use movement to increase mental and physical wellness. Topics include Understanding mind/body connection, Increase in communication skills through movement, Increase in expression, Authentic Movement, and Dance/Movement Therapy history.
  • Advanced Studio Art

    Prerequisite: Studio Art

    This course is designed for the student who has achieved a certain level of proficiency in art and desires to further his or her study in art, by exploring painting, sculpture, graphic design, and more. The focus enables the student to prepare a body of work that can possibly be used as a college admissions portfolio. Student Fee $75.
  • Vocal Musical Ensemble

    Vocal Music Ensemble is a course that allows students to explore and develop their voices for both solo and small ensemble singing. A broad range of vocal and choral literature is studied each year, with a focus on vocal development, sight-singing, and ensemble technique along with music appreciation. Students will have the opportunity to perform at multiple events. Performances are culminating experiences without an equivalent substitute and are a required component of the course.
  • Advanced Vocal Music

    For seniors only who have taken Vocal Music and the teacher’s recommendation

    Advanced Vocal Music meets at the same time as Vocal Music and will give a student the ability to take a lead role in class and performance opportunities along with creating a folio of work that can be used for college applications. Students will meet with the teacher to make a plan for their folio of work before the school year has started.
  • Instrumental Music Ensemble

    Instrumental Music Ensemble is open to all instrumentalists. Piano players (who would/may play a mallet instrument) may join with the permission of the instructor. Students will study music at an intermediate level with an emphasis on developing technical ability, characteristic tonality, and knowledge of phrasing within an ensemble with music appreciation. Performance pieces will focus on a variety of genres. Lessons are highly recommended to all members of the ensemble. Performances are culminating experiences without an equivalent substitute and are a required component of the course.
  • Advanced Instrumental Music

    For seniors only who have taken Instrumental Music and the teacher’s recommendation

    Advanced Instrumental Music meets at the same time as Instrumental Music and will give a student the ability to take a lead role in class and performance opportunities along with creating a folio of work that can be used for college applications. Students will meet with the teacher to make a plan for their folio of work before the school year has started.
  • Film Photography

    Students learn the basics of fine art black-and-white photography. Students learn guiding principles of photography, photocomposition, film processing, and dark room printing techniques through an array of photographic assignments. Students develop their photographic eye through creating artwork that is purposeful and meaningful. Furthermore, Film Photography students work towards assembling a personal portfolio and are presented with opportunities for individual and group shows.
  • AP Studio Art

    Prerequisite: Advanced Studio Art

    This course is designed for Juniors and Seniors who have achieved a certain level of proficiency in art and desire to further their study in art, by exploring painting, sculpture, graphic design, and more. The focus enables the student to prepare a body of work that can be used as a college admissions portfolio. Each student will choose a theme to develop and explore throughout the entire year. this independence will allow for personal growth. Students will be expected to complete the required AP projects and will be graded accordingly. The student fee covers the ordinary cost of materials for drawing, painting, and other materials necessary to complete the AP portfolio. Should a student require extra art materials or unusual supplies, the student is responsible for providing these materials. Student Fee: $75
  • Photography

    In Photography students learn a variety of concepts and approaches using a digital camera, camera equipment, and Adobe Photoshop. Students are encouraged to demonstrate their creativity through a range of applied concepts and techniques through project-based learning. In addition to developing a personal portfolio, students are presented with opportunities to participate in individual and group exhibits of their works.
  • Advanced Photography

    Prerequisite: Photography

    Throughout the course, students will concentrate on the components of film and digital photography including technical skills of photo equipment and the computer software program Adobe Photoshop. Students learn guiding principles of photography, photocomposition, film processing, darkroom, and digital darkroom techniques. Students work towards assembling a personal portfolio and are presented with opportunities to participate in individual and group shows. This course includes individual student critiques and or instructional conversations with the teacher, enabling students to learn to analyze and discuss their own artwork. Advanced Photography students begin developing their own voice as a photographer. Student Fee: $75
  • AP Photography

    Prerequisite: Advanced Photography

    This College Board Advanced Placement-Photography course is designed for the highly invested and motivated Juniors and Seniors. AP Photography enables students to further their study of photography by presenting subject matter and techniques that challenge the artistically motivated student. Students will be encouraged to think critically and creatively and to demonstrate their technical photographic knowledge through expressive experimentation. Students must consistently demonstrate mastery of design in concept, composition and execution while working independently on a concentration that represents a body of work that investigates a strong underlying visual idea. Student Fee: $75
  • AP Music Theory

    This College Board Advanced Placement-Music Theory course is designed for the highly invested and motivated music student. AP Music explores the building blocks, its depth, its breadth, and its empowerment of the creative process. AP Music Theory students will gain the knowledge needed to communicate in the language of music, analyze historical musical works, and gain a deeper appreciation of music from a thorough understanding. AP Music Theory also affords the opportunity for college credits depending on the individual student-musician performance on the AP Exam.
  • Advanced Theatre Arts

    For seniors only who have taken Theatre and the teacher’s recommendation

    Advanced Theatre meets at the same time as Theatre Arts and will give a student the ability to take a lead role in class and direct performance opportunities along with creating a folio of work that can be used for college applications. Students will meet with the teacher to make a plan for their folio of work before the school year has started.
  • Upper School Battery Drum Line

    Battery Drum Line consists of snare drums, bass drums, tenor drums, and cymbals and rehearses daily, incorporates a high level of commitment and student creation into its shows, and performs at numerous events throughout the school year. Students will learn the basics of music reading/theory and music appreciation. Performances are culminating experiences without an equivalent substitute and are a required component of the course.
  • Theater Arts

    Theatre is for students interested in building their presentation and speech skills and for those who want to learn the aspects of performance, acting, stage crew, set & costume design, theatre combat, and improv. Performances are culminating experiences without an equivalent substitute and are a required component of the course.
  • Filmmaking

    Filmmaking is designed for those who want to learn the aspects of filmmaking including how to write a script, camera work, sound recording, lighting, directing, basic acting skills, editing, soundtracks, sound editing, and movie history. The film showings are culminating experiences without an equivalent substitute and are a required component of the course.
  • Advanced Filmmaking

    For seniors only who have taken Filmmaking and the teacher’s recommendation

    Advanced Filmmaking is available only to seniors who have taken Filmmaking and the teacher’s recommendation. This course meets at the same time as Filmmaking and will give a student the ability to take a lead role in class and filming opportunities along with creating a folio of work which can be used for college applications. Students will meet with the teacher to make a plan for their folio of work before the school year has started.

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