Arts Overview

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Arts Overview 2019-11-22T16:35:43-08:00

The arts are an integral part of our curriculum at Charles Wright Academy, not extras. Students at every grade level enjoy consistent, regular time dedicated to visual and performing arts—inspiring creativity, persistence, and confidence. We offer a breadth of opportunities taught by faculty who are also teaching artists so that students may discover and develop their unique talents.

Upper School

INCLUDING

Advanced Studio Art*

Painting and Drawing

Ceramics

Glass Arts

Yearbook

Digital Photography I & II*

Color Theory & Practice*

Monoprint: Intro to Printmaking*

Letterpress & Relief

Technical Theater

Technical Theater Design/Portfolio*

Improvisation and the Theater*

Monologues and Scene Study*

Sketch Comedy*

Musical Theater*

Charles Wright Choir

Academy Singers  Requires audition

String Orchestra

Rock Orchestra*

Symphonic Band

Jazz Ensemble

Guitar*

Choral Lab Ensemble

Modern Music Ensemble*

* = Single trimester course

CWA is home to exceptional Visual and Performing Arts programs featuring a breadth of courses and creative opportunities facilitated by talented faculty. Students are encouraged to participate throughout their Upper School careers to achieve deep learning and appreciation for the arts. All students enjoy at least one year each of Visual and Performing Arts courses. The Visual Arts Center features spacious classrooms for ceramics, printmaking, painting, and more, while the Language and Performing Arts Center has both large and private practice rooms, a digital music mixing studio, and a modern black box theater.

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Middle School

INCLUDING

CHOIR

BAND

STRING ORCHESTRA

THEATER

PAINTING

DRAWING

WOODWORKING

GLASS ARTS

CLAY

ARCHITECTURE

DIGITAL DESIGN

Our program is exceptional in providing every middle school student the opportunity to experience both performing and visual arts. At every grade level, students take visual arts as a regular part of their schedule. Visual arts courses allow students to explore many techniques and gain experience with several media we teach at Charles Wright. Sixth grade focuses on 2-D visual art, seventh focuses on integrating technology in 2 and 3-D visual arts, and eighth grade students work in a variety of mediums in preparation for Upper School visual arts. Middle school students also have a full range of opportunities in the performing arts. Our middle school students can be part of a theater production, study drama in a workshop format, or join the choir, orchestra, and/or band, depending on their interests.

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Lower School

INCLUDING

PAINTING

DRAWING

ZENTANGLE™

LINO-BLOCK PRINTING

METAL EMBOSSING

UKRAINIAN EGG PAINTING

SINGING

MOVEMENT

INTRODUCTION TO MUSIC READING
AND WRITING

PERCUSSION AND BELL INSTRUMENTS

AFTER SCHOOL PIANO LESSONS

AFTER SCHOOL ENRICHMENT ART

For Lower School students, art is very much about process, not product. Our youngest students learn to use their art eyes in the arts studio and to feel the rhythm in the music room. Jr. Kindergarteners through third graders attend visual arts class once a week and music twice a week. Fourth and fifth graders add another choir class.

Beginning in first grade and continuing through the Upper School, private piano lessons are offered on campus during or after the school day as an enrichment program, and “Xtra Art” is also offered after school.

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