The Arts

MUSIC

 

 

 

 

Steven Gregory- Music

 

Concert Band–  Concert Band is a non-auditioned, large instrumental ensemble with traditional concert band instrumentation. This course will help the student have an understanding of the basic elements of music and the skills necessary to demonstrate that knowledge. They will also be able to communicate through the use of the musical vocabulary and its accompanying musical notation. These components will help the student to continue their quest for knowledge within the musical realm and to realize the values of each individual’s contribution to group achievement.

Concert Chorus- Chorus is a non-auditioned, large Choral ensemble with traditional SATB voicings. This course will help the student have an understanding of the basic elements of music and the skills necessary to demonstrate that knowledge. They will also be able to communicate through the use of the musical vocabulary and its accompanying musical notation. These components will help the student to continue their quest for knowledge within the musical realm and to realize the values of each individual’s contribution to group achievement.

Beginner Guitar- Beginning Guitar is an entry level instructional course in Guitar. Students will learn correct posture, fingering, and technique. Students will begin study of musical notation, key signatures, style, tempo dynamics and expression. Emphasis will be placed on the elements of solo performance whenever possible. These components will help the student to continue their quest for knowledge within the musical realm, listen with open, yet musically discriminating ears, and be able to express themselves musically.

Beginner Piano- This course is ​for students who are interested in learning to play the piano and study the fundamentals of music, including note reading, pitch recognition, rhythm, tonality, harmony, and form. Students will use a piano or electronic keyboard to apply these concepts, as well as learn basic keyboard technique.

Beginner Band- This course is geared towards the students who want to learn to play a concert band instrument. No prior knowledge of music is required. Students will learn the basics of reading music and rhythms, and will be able to identify the parts of a score and what each musical symbol means.

 

DRAMA

 

 

 

 

Tom Irish- Drama

Intro to Drama- Introduction to Drama is an entry level course designed to develop skills and abilities needed to express ideas and feelings in the performing arts. This is a participatory class in which acting techniques that enhance voice, characterization and movement are explored in depth. Analysis of theatrical scripts and their stylistic deviations from other forms of written works is examined. Students will learn skills and techniques related to the application of the basic elements of technical theatre, including makeup, costuming, lighting, sound, and set design.

Advanced Acting-  Designed to move the beginning actor forward. Monologues will be performed in differing styles, exploring both  behavioral and character choices. Actors will work on the intense analysis of scenes through the breakdown of entrances,  exits, characterization, and playwright intentions.

 

VISUAL ART

 

 

 

 

Emily Rideout- Visual Art

AP Studio Art- 2D Design- The AP Studio Art Portfolio is for art students who are motivated learners and who are serious about developing their ability to communicate their ideas, thoughts, and feelings in visual form. This course is not based on a written exam; instead, students submit a portfolio at the end of the academic year to attempt to earn college credit. The portfolio is presented in 35mm slide form and may include work that is accomplished prior to this course. Students are required to produce a minimum 24 works of art that reflect issues related to 2­D design. Media such as Drawing, Painting, Printmaking, Mixed Media, and Collage are utilized. This course enables students to develop quality artworks that demonstrates strong visual idea development, significant knowledge of the elements and principles of design, and the artistic skill and ability necessary to apply them.

AP Studio Art- Drawing- The AP Studio Art Portfolio is for art students who are motivated learners and who are serious about developing their ability to communicate their ideas, thoughts, and feelings in visual form. This course is not based on a written exam; instead, students submit a portfolio at the end of the academic year to attempt to earn college credit. The portfolio is presented in digital format and may include work that is accomplished prior to this course. Students are required to produce a minimum 24 works of art that reflect issues related to Drawing. The students mastery of drawing can be demonstrated through a wide range of media with a focus on light and shade, line quality, rendering of form, composition, surface manipulation, and illusion of depth.

Art 1- Students enrolled in this course will explore the fundamentals of art making. This course provides students with opportunities to develop the skills and abilities needed to express their ideas, thoughts, and feelings in visual form. The lessons are focussed on utilizing the elements of design which are; line, shape, form, color, texture, value, repetition, emphasis, contrast, and space. Students will learn skills and techniques related to the application of basic art mediums such as; pencil, oil pastel, collage, watercolor, tempera, acrylic paint, and paper mache. Weekly journal assignments focus on observational drawing and provide opportunities for development of the drawing skills demonstrated in class. Students will also become aware of a variety of art styles, art periods, and artists throughout history.

Art 2- Students enrolled in this course have either successfully completed or demonstrated competencies for the knowledge and skills of Art 1. This course provides students with opportunities to continue the development of their art-making skills in order to express their own ideas, thoughts, and feelings. The study of the elements and principles of design, vocabulary, art criticism, and art history continues in a student-directed environment. There is an increased focus on the principles of design which are; movement, rhythm, unity, variety, emphasis, proportion, and balance. Students will learn skills and techniques related to the application of art mediums such as; pencil, collage, charcoal, chalk pastel, oil pastel, ink, printmaking, watercolor, watercolor pencil, tempera, acrylic paint, and aqua oil paints. Weekly journal assignments encourage exploration with new techniques and materials to visually interpret prompts. Student research of art styles, art periods, and artists provides and understanding of past and present art forms. The flexible design of the class structure allows students to pursue and develop individual interests and art-making styles.

Pre-AP Art- Students enrolled in this course have either successfully completed or demonstrated competencies for the knowledge and skills of Art 2. This course provides students with opportunities to continue the development of their art-making skills in order to express their own ideas, thoughts, and feelings. There is a focus on developing an ongoing collection of artworks in a portfolio, that demonstrates the students proficiency in using a variety of 2 dimensional art making materials in order to display their knowledge and ability using the elements and principles of design. The portfolio development is intended to be in preparation for the AP Studio Art: 2-D Design Portfolio course or for a college entrance portfolio. Weekly observational drawings in a journal will encourage artistic exploration of the student’s world and daily writing of “morning pages” will enhance creative thinking skills. Students will further develop and hone their ability to communicate visually using art mediums such as; pencil, collage, charcoal, chalk pastel, oil pastel, ink, printmaking, watercolor, watercolor pencil, tempera, acrylic paint, aqua oil paints, and mixed media. Student research of art styles, art periods, and artists will deepen an understanding of past and present art forms. The flexible design of the class structure allows students to pursue and develop individual interests and art-making styles.