Visual & Performing Arts Department
The Visual & Performing Arts departments consists of music, dance, art, (including computer graphics) and drama. The courses are leveled, encompass all grade levels, and are highly comprehensive. The art courses participate in contests, gallery showings, productions and many art fair's. The drama, dance and music courses are all performance based which highlight and present student works as well as the works of their teachers. Each performance discipline produces at least two major performances a year. One is a collaborations concert during the holiday season, the other is a production which solely highlights that particular discipline. This school year we are pleased to announce that our holiday collaborations concert as well as our spring dance production will be held at the Gallo Center for the Performing Arts in down town Modesto.
The offered courses fulfill the fine arts requirement for students with dance fulfilling both the fine art requirement or the physical education requirement. More importantly than fulfilling requirements we believe that what we do with the disciplines of the arts sails far beyond teaching movement theory, how to play an instrument, how to draw or paint or even transforming students into dramatic characters. We believe we are helping develop well balanced and creative young people by giving them a particular set of tools through experiencing and developing their own artistic selves.
Our department emphasizes and promotes, self confidence, self-responsibility, positive interaction with others, protocol, etiquette, self-awareness, group dynamics, teamwork, acceptance of the ideas of others, presentation of self, patients, respect and a host of other character building positives. We are proud that the four teachers that make up our faculty are all experts in their fields and are or have been working professionals in their disciplines outside of our love of teaching. We enjoy being able to share our passions in a religious setting and feel blessed to have the opportunity to serve our students.
Please check out our on line calendar for upcoming performance dates in November and in the spring.