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Fine & Performing Arts

The Fine and Performing Arts Department provides students with opportunities to explore their unique creative talents and sensibilities.

The visual arts component of the program allows learners to experience the various media and techniques used by artists in the creative process (Introduction to the Visual Arts; Senior Seminar: Photography) as well as the chance to view and interpret traditional and contemporary art with an aesthetic perspective (Art History). Artists who wish to continue their studies in post-secondary institutions may take advantage of course offerings that explore more specific artistic processes (Drawing; Painting; Mixed Media) and assist in portfolio development for college application (Honors Portfolio; AP Studio).

Talented musicians and singers will certainly find occasions to sing (Concert Choir) or perform (Piano 1 – 3) for the community at large in a variety of venues as participants in the music and theater aspects of the program. Lessons and Carols, Spring Concert, the autumn dramatic production and the spring musical provide excellent performance opportunities for aspiring singers and thespians.

Incorporating the visual and performing arts into an educational plan enhances the student's ability to think and create across all curricula while adding to a fully developed course of study overall.