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Arts Education

Arts Education 9

  • divided between two-dimensional art and clay sculpture

Choral 9 / 10 / 20 / 30

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  • various singing engagements and performances
  • evaluation based on attendance, active participation, knowledge of the vocal part and attitude during rehearsals and performances
  • 3-4 day choir tour will take place near the end of the semester

Visual Art 10

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  • divided between two and three-dimensional art
  • strongly recommended for the 20 level art courses

Visual Art 20

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  • Visual Art 10 is recommended as a prerequisite, but not required
  • continues with two-dimensional art, further developing drawing skills
  • introduces oil and acrylic painting in the last half of the semester

Visual Art 30

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  • Visual Art 20 is recommended as a prerequisite, but not required
  • skills introduced in preceding art courses are to be followed and furthered in an independent course of study

 Drama 10

  • encourages students to explore life by assuming roles and acquiring dramatic skills
  • emphasizes the individual as a performer, critic and patron
  • develops an appreciation of theatre as a traditional art form
  • involves movement, mime, speech improvisation, acting and scene study
  • collective creation and theatre studies are emphasized

Drama 20

  • Drama 10 is recommended as a prerequisite, but is not required
  • builds on the values and skills introduced in Drama 10
  • includes problem solving, voice dynamics, minimal scripts or scene study, dramatic anthologies, and stagecraft
  • optional units are clowning and children’s theatre

Drama 30

  • Drama 20 is recommended as a prerequisite, but is not required
  • builds on the values introduced in Drama 20
  • continues to build on voice dynamics, acting techniques and scene studies
  • more thorough scene developments, stage craft techniques and play reviews
  • optional units on theatre history