After School Arts Programs
The After School Arts Program offers several different options in the visual and performing arts. Each class meets once a week from 3:30-4:30 (with the exception of the art club which meets from 3:30-5:30 (day and exact schedule to be confirmed in April). The program’s mission is to provide 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. Performing arts classes are 3:30-4:30pm and Art Club is 3:30—5:30pm. There is a course fee per trimester for each class (please see website for more information). Students interested in continuing their arts education after school have the opportunity to register for the following offerings: Please keep in mind this is a tentative schedule and will be confirmed soon based on interest level and enrollment. *Exact schedule and payment will be confirmed by Summer 2019.
Our visual and performing arts instruction is deeply rooted in the hands-on exploration of each discipline. We have created a climate that nurtures and celebrates each student’s individual diversity and talent. We treat Visual Arts and Performing Arts with equal care, encouraging creative expression in a wide selection of course offerings. Our goal is to enhance the students’ lifelong appreciation of the arts, bring joy to their process, and to challenge their ability to grow in personal expression, and overall achievement.
Mondays • 3:30-4:30 p.m. | Theatre Ensemble (middle school students)
Tuesdays • 3:30-5:30 p.m. | Art Club (upper and middle school students)
Tuesdays • 3:30-4:30 p.m. | Strings Ensemble (upper and middle school students)
Wednesdays • 3:30-4:30 p.m. | Winds Ensemble (upper and middle school)
Fridays • 3:30-4:30 p.m. | Dance (upper and middle school)
ABOUT THE PROGRAMS
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.
The instrumental music program provides an opportunity for students who 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, and field trips.
Please contact Ms. Elsbeth Fager (firstname.lastname@example.org), Director of Visual and Performing Arts, if you have any questions about the visual and performing arts program.
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