After School Programs

Mission:After School Arts provides a supplemental and in-depth experience that builds on skills learned in the classroom, fosters a love for the arts, and expands artistic expression. Through visual and performing arts, students have the opportunity to continue studies in a small group class.

Students: 6-12th grade students

All classes are held on campus at this time.

Middle School:

  • Dance, Instrumental Music, Theatre Arts

Upper School:

  • Dance, Instrumental Music, Theatre Arts, Art Club

ABOUT THE PROGRAMS

Instrumental Music (MS/US)
The instrumental music program provides an opportunity for students who want to begin an instrument or have a background in instrumental music to continue to develop their playing ability through participation in small ensembles. Students will learn exercises to improve their tone production, tone quality, and technique. Through rehearsal, students will improve their sight-reading skills and acquire the confidence to present a successful performance. Students will discover a wide variety of repertoire through both performing and listening. Students learning an instrument for the first time may enroll with the permission/recommendation of teachers.

Dance (MS/US)
Students will explore elements of a wide variety of dance styles and practices through movement.  By examining dance in both global and local contexts, students will move towards a fuller appreciation and understanding of the influence of dance in our everyday. Students enrolled in this class will have the opportunity to perform in the annual dance showcase.

Theatre Arts Club (MS)
Theatre Arts Club Is designed for the student who is interested in set, prop, and costume design, technical theatre, or stage management. This class provides students with the knowledge and skills to work behind the scenes for a production.  They will combine theatre design and technology to design props, virtual set backgrounds, and costumes for the middle school musical.

Visual Art Club (US)
This is an opportunity for art students to spend studio time in the Upper School Art Room, continuing their individual art studies, spending extra time on their classwork or personal art projects. Supervised and led by Mrs. Payne, students will have opportunity for individual guidance as well as gaining input from the community of student artists in the room.

Visual Art Workshops (MS)
Unleash your creativity by taking a painting class. Students will explore various painting techniques and styles by using acrylics, or watercolors. Class will be individual need based and instructor will work on each person’s project covering composition, color theory, acrylic and watercolor techniques, indoors or outdoors weather permitted. Group exhibits will take place during the Evening of the Arts and in the school premises throughout the school year.

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Please sign up on Veracross or contact Ms. Elsbeth Fager (efager@holychild.org), Director of Visual and Performing Arts, if you have any questions about the visual and performing arts program.

 

Faculty

Elsbeth Fager
Director of Visual and Performing Arts
MS and US Music
301.365.0955

Sonya Payne
Visual and Performing Arts Department Chair
US Arts Teacher
301.365.0955

Cynthia Dillard
MS and US Music
301.365.0955

Justin Dominic
Dance
301.265.0955

Raven Bouvier
Theatre Instructor
301.365.0955

Kasey OBoyle
MS and US Art Teacher
301.365.0955

Jen Nardi
Acting
301.365.0955