Theater Workshop is open to students in grades 4-8. This workshop introduces students to the craft of acting through improvisations, vocal exercises, physical warm-ups, character development, and working with a script. Students learn effective skills of listening and responding, the ability to move with rhythm and purpose, and an understanding of basic stage direction and vocabulary.
Theater Production is open to students in grades 4 -8 and others by permission of the director. Students work as an ensemble in the rehearsal and production of a selected musical or dramatic play. Actors may also change scenery, assist with make-up and costume changes, or perform backstage roles.
The intention of the music curriculum is to affirm and stimulate the creative abilities of students, to celebrate the great gift of music that God has given to each of us, and to extend the student’s capacity for insight, invention, deep understanding and appreciation for music. The students perform in two concerts during the year. The music program includes instruction in choral music as well as various instrumental options.
Students learn the importance of expressive intent in their work and practice the technical skills and techniques that they need to achieve their expressive goals. In the course of the school year, students use a wide range of materials to express themselves in drawing, painting, papier-mâché, clay sculpture, origami and collage. Every lesson centers on one or more principles and elements of design with artwork from an anchor artist. During the introduction and final critique of each project, students practice discussing their observations as well as thinking critically about the context of art in society and within the framework of our Christian faith. They also gain art history knowledge in order to engage in artistic conversation.