ART 10, 20 and 30
This course introduces the student to all forms of art, linking modern day visual art to art history. Basic drawing, painting and sculpture skills will be developed and then used in larger scale and fully-developed projects. Levels 20 and 30 take art skills learned in Art 10 and expand the scope of the student’s experience. Opportunities for in-school and out-of-school installations are available. In-class and home projects are required with emphasis on original work. Specialization of skills with emphasis on portfolio production geared to post-secondary education and employment in the arts. Art 30 is evaluated through projects and presentation of works.
Independent study and portfolio development are the keys to success in this course. The student is required to choose and develop a full-scale themed set of projects with the intent of an independent art show that will be presented at the end of the school year with all of the Art 31 students.
DRAMA 10, 20 and 30
Drama 10 is an interactive class with a focus on improvisation. Other areas of exploration are: theatre-sports, readers’ theatre, movement, and speech. This fun, but structured, course builds the basic skills of each of these sections. Drama 20 incorporates all the skill areas of Drama 10 and moves into the art of playwriting. Students will write a short one-act play and move through the production process. Technical theatre is also explored at this intermediate level. In Drama 30, students will master all aspects of improvisational theatre, have a sound technical background, and will be creating original scripts. The directing aspect of theatre is a major focus at this level; students will direct a full-length play and perform it in front of an audience.
Instrumental + Vocal Jazz 15, 25, 35
All students who have had previous experience in trumpet, trombone, saxophone, piano, bass, drums or guitar–or choral students looking for a challenge–are encouraged to enroll in Instrumental + Vocal Jazz 15 (Instrumental Jazz 15/25/35 is held in conjunction with Vocal Jazz 15/25/35). Prior choral experience or an ability to read music is expected. Course work will involve the performance of jazz literature and the study of jazz history, theory and improvisation. Levels 25 and 35 will continue to build on the skills developed in the previous course levels.
Instrumental Music 10, 20, 30
All students who have previous experience on brass, wind and percussion instruments are encouraged to enroll in Instrumental Music 10. Instruments are available from the school on a rental basis. Course work will involve theory, composition, technical studies and performance of wind ensemble literature. Levels 20 and 30 will continue to build on the skills developed in the previous levels of Instrumental Music.