We are pleased to offer an expanded elective curriculum for 10th and 11th grade students during the 2015/16 school year. Students, either during the fall or spring semester, will have the opportunity to choose between two art and one music elective.
Two of the classes will be taught by faculty members of the Children’s Museum of the Arts, an organization that is dedicated to introducing the transformative power of the arts to children and young adults by providing opportunities to make art side-by-side with working artists.
The instrumental music class, taught by Yitzy Spinner, provides students with music theory as well as the opportunity to perform in an ensemble at school events. Prior experience playing a musical instrument is required.
Media Design Lab
Media Lab provides exposure to new media software through digital storytelling techniques in stop-motion animation and live-action film. Students work collaboratively to create narratives by making films which exercises literacy skills through script-writing, character development, set design and sound selection. Students will host a film screening at the conclusion of the course.
Learn all about the art of architecture! Students will delve into the fundamental principles of linear perspective while encouraging the creative construction of a fictitious structure. Inspired by the works of architects Santiago Calatrava and Frank Lloyd Wright, young artists will strengthen their brainstorming and illustrative abilities as they collaborate on architectural sketches and geometric structures. They will experiment with scale and learn the tools needed to build a sound and sturdy construction.
The instrumental music class, taught by Yitzy Spinner, provides students with the opportunity to study musical theory as well as to perform in an ensemble at school events. Prior experience playing a musical instrument is required.