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The Arts

What Are The Arts?
Dance, Drama, Media Arts, Music and Visual Arts

 

Why Study The Arts?
The Arts teach students a variety of specific theories and skills related to each discipline that challenge them intellectually, emotionally, socially and physically. Essential to all the Arts is the development of Theoretical Knowledge, Technical Proficiency and Creative Process.
The Arts also teach students essential skills that will support them in all their classes as well as in future endeavours:

 

  • Creativity
  • Group Work
  • Critical Analysis
  • Time Management and Process Organization
  • Cultural Perspective
  • Problem Solving
  • Divergent non-linear thinking
  • Oral, Visual and Physical Communication
  • Self-Awareness
  • Self-Confidence

 

Pathways

Monsignor Doyle Pathways
Resurrection Pathways
St. Benedict Pathways
St. David Pathways
St. Mary’s Pathways

What do we learn?

  • Theory and knowledge of various dance forms as performers and audience
  • Historical and cultural significance of dance
  • Technical skills of a variety of dance forms
  • Social-cultural contributions to dance
  • Physical and health benefits of dance
  • Creativity and confidence to explore the impulse to move
  • Skills of solo, pair and ensemble performers

 

What do we do?

  • Create dance compositions in a variety of styles
  • Perform dance compositions in a variety of styles
  • Critically analyze dance performances as audience and participants
  • Research dance in the workplace, community, post-secondary and professional environment

What do we learn?

  • Theory and knowledge of a variety of forms of dramatic performance
  • Different roles and careers in Dramatic Arts
  • Historical and cultural significance of dramatic performance
  • Technical skills of a variety of dramatic forms
  • Use of voice and body to communicate effectively to an audience
  • Critical analysis as a performer and audience
  • Skills of solo and group performance

 

What do we do?

  • Stage physical theatre – tableau, mime/pantomime, movement
  • Perform scripted performances, monologue and dialogue, choral speaking
  • Improvisation
  • Scene and Script Writing
  • Stagecraft and theatre tech – directing, lighting, sound, set, props, costumes
  • Scene study, play analysis
  • Viewing and analyzing performances
  • Teambuilding and skills developing games and activities

What do we learn?

  • Theories and knowledge of specific forms of Media and Technology based art
  • Specific skills with technology based and traditional materials to create art
  • Critical analysis of media arts as audience and artists
  • Communication of ideas through media art forms
  • Art for personal, public and commissioned audiences
  • Historical and cultural significance of media based art
  • Careers related to media arts

 

What do we do?

  • Animation (hand drawn and computer)
  • Photography
  • Photo manipulation, Collage, Photomontage
  • Sculpture, Installation, video
  • Painting, Optical art, mixed media
  • Research of contemporary art and social impact

What do we learn?

  • Elements of music (rhythm, melody, harmony)
  • Technical skills for voice, instrument and guitar
  • Historical and cultural significance of music
  • Reading Music, Writing Music and Composing Music
  • Sound Recording
  • Critical listening and reflection as performer and audience
  • Skills of solo and group performance
  • Careers in Music

 

What do we do?

  • Perform in class, concerts, arts nights, coffee houses
  • Compose original works and perform for audiences
  • Improvisation and interpretation
  • Field trips to live performances
  • Copying and listening from recordings, rock star style
  • Work with various music technology re: garage band, mix craft, loops etc.

What do we learn?

  • Theories and knowledge of specific forms of Visual Art
  • Specific skills with drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture, graphic design and crafts
  • Critical analysis of visual art as audience and artists
  • Communication of ideas through visual art forms
  • Art for personal, public and commissioned audiences
  • Historical and cultural significance of visual art
  • Careers related to visual arts

 

What do we do?

  • Drawing
  • Painting
  • Printmaking
  • Sculpture
  • Graphic design
  • Crafts