Students expressed their creativity across our many arts offerings, from music and theater to metalsmithing and painting. Our Arts Teachers shared insights and highlights from the first term of the 2023-2024 school year.
Advertising: Vincent Agazzi-Morrone, Visual Arts Teacher
In the Advertising class, students worked together as a group to create a commercial for a spinning chair. They learned all the phases of commercial making, from scriptwriting to filming and editing. The advertisement was inspired by the one and only Ferris Bueller movie! The premiere date of the commercial is very soon! Stay tuned!
Darkroom Photography: Vincent Agazzi-Morrone, Visual Arts Teacher
In Darkroom Photography class, students learned how to use manual 35mm film cameras. After understanding how to frame and compose a shot and get the correct exposure, students then learned how to develop their film in chemistry and enlarge it in the darkroom.
Digital Art & Design: Erin Gleason, Arts Department Chair
From movie designing business graphics to movie posters, we concentrated on the fundamentals of design and how we can draw an audience into the work quickly. Students worked on projects in groups and individually.
Digital Photography: Erin Gleason, Arts Department Chair, and Vincent Agazzi-Morrone, Visual Arts Teacher
Students focused on how to use the camera to capture the style of images they wanted. They learned how light affects the image and how to use the settings on the camera to change what and how they want the audience to see their photographs.
Drawing and Painting: Diantha Giltz, Arts Teacher
In Drawing in Painting, we focused on building up our observational skills in drawing and explored color theory with paint to create a wide array of beautiful art. Students finished off strong by making a self-guided project to conclude the trimester with an amazing assortment of work showcasing each person's unique approach.
Ceramics: Megan Cooper, Arts and History and Social Sciences Teacher, and Jeoffrey Langill, Director of the Promethean Program
Ceramics students have been honing their hand-building and wheel-throwing skills this term, focusing on improving skills from the foundations of the basics. Pinch pots growing to large coil pots and cylinders on the wheel have been the name of the game!
We finished the term with time spent glazing and experimenting with surface design.
Culinary: Kellen Corrigan, Culinary Arts Teacher and Bistro Chef
To wrap up the term, students worked on their final projects in Intro to Culinary. Each student worked on a dish they wanted to learn how to make and added their own spin to it.