Arts 2019-11-22T16:32:16-08:00

The arts are an integral part of our curriculum at Charles Wright Academy, not extras.

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.

Performing Arts

The performing arts department encompasses choral, dramatic, and instrumental talents. Students are encouraged to participate throughout their Upper School careers to achieve deep learning and appreciation for musical and theatrical arts. Courses are performance based, and participation provides Upper School students the opportunity to be a part of an ensemble. Theater students put on one play each in fall and winter, and in the spring they write, direct, and perform one-acts. Students in choir, band, and orchestra perform regularly at events on campus and compete in WIAA contests.

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

Visual Arts

The visual arts department teaches the principles of art using different media and a variety of interesting and challenging lesson plans. The kinds of problems students tackle in the arts are abstract, and solving them builds capabilities that transfer to other subjects. Not only does the CWA art program develop students’ inherent talents, but also it gives them a background and appreciation of the arts that lasts for a lifetime.

Advanced Studio Art*

Painting and Drawing

Ceramics

Glass Arts

Yearbook

Digital Photography I & II*

Color Theory & Practice*

Monoprint: Intro to Printmaking*

Letterpress & Relief

* = Single trimester course