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VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS

CLASSES

Note: Available class materials can be accessed by clicking on the course description.

Two Semesters
Prerequisite: None
Teacher: Travis Kerr

This course will explore the many elements of stagecraft while acknowledging God as the creator of creativity. It will introduce the craft of acting by reviewing the elements of the stage, the different techniques used to create a character, and the importance of eliminating the common mistakes made by the amateur actor. This class will include some lecture; however, the craft of acting requires a great deal of hands-on work. Therefore, this class will include much observation, discussion and interaction. It will employ numerous acting exercises such as acting games to encourage creativity. In addition to acting, Beginning Drama will introduce students to the art of make-up techniques. UC/CSU

Two Semesters
Prerequisite: One year of Beginning Drama, audition and teacher approval
Teacher: Travis Kerr

This is a production-driven class where performance and honing the student’s acting skills are emphasized. The drama team has many opportunities to perform throughout the year at school and community events as well as on tour in the spring. Extra hours outside of class, including afterschool and evening rehearsals, are required. UC/CSU

Two Semesters
Prerequisite: One year of Beginning Drama and Teacher approval
Teacher: Travis Kerr

Stagecraft is the study of technical aspects of theatre. This course will introduce the student to technical and production aspects of theatre. Students will learn skills in set construction, lighting, sound, makeup and a variety of other skills. They will learn through practical application by a production-driven schedule. The skills and knowledge gained will be immediately applied to whatever production is being presented.

Two Semesters
Prerequisite: Audition
Teacher: Natalie Hazelrigg

This class is filled by audition only and represents the elite singers of the school. ALS is involved in various outreach ministries and community performances; attendance is required at all performances. Students perform a wide variety of repertoire and are responsible for outfit and tour expenses. UC/CSU

Two Semesters
Prerequisite: Audition
Teacher: Natalie Hazelrigg

This class is filled by audition only and is designed for students who have a serious interest in vocal performance. A variety of musical styles will be explored and advanced performance technique will be emphasized. Students will have the opportunity to perform at various school and community events and are responsible for outfit and tour expenses. UC/CSU

Two Semesters
Prerequisite: None
Teacher: Natalie Hazelrigg

This class is open to all interested students who enjoy singing and wish to develop their vocal abilities. Basic music fundamentals will be covered in class. Students will perform a variety of choral music throughout the year at all school concerts and selected chapels. UC/CSU

Two Semesters
Prerequisite: None
Teacher: Travis Kerr

This class is an introductory level course for students wishing to play the guitar. Students will learn basic chords, basic strumming patterns, picking and music theory. Students are responsible for providing their own instruments. UC/CSU

Two Semesters
Prerequisite: None
Teacher: Travis Kerr

This course is designed to give the student an enriching and diverse instrumental music education. The daily objective of the course is to foster and promote musical growth through the playing of an instrument by the student. Class activities emphasize the development of instrumental technique, tone production, tuning, fundamentals of music theory, music reading and listening skills. This class provides a number of performance opportunities for the student both in an ensemble setting as well as accompanists for our amazing choirs.

Two Semesters
Prerequisite: None
Teacher: Natalie Hazelrigg

Music Appreciation is the perfect class for anyone who likes to listen to music and who likes to learn about interesting people. A fun addition to the class is that students will learn to play the ukulele. This class will also help a student prepare to major in music in college. However, it requires no previous music experience and is an enjoyable trip through many centuries of music and history in a fun and non-stressful environment. UC/CSU

Two Semesters
Prerequisite: None
Teacher: Yelena Franklin

Art I is a foundational course upon which all other drawing and painting classes build. Students will learn to draw & paint using the human body, nature and man-made objects. Students will experiment with a variety of mediums from pencil to acrylic paint and explore the elements of art and principles of design. Gallery visit required. UC/CSU

Two Semesters
Prerequisite: Satisfactory completion of Art I
Teacher: Yelena Franklin

Art II is an applied art history course; students will study 20th century art and create original works using the principles of each movement. Magazine, sketchbook, and two gallery visits are required. UC/CSU

Two Semesters
Prerequisite: Art I, Art II
Teacher: Yelena Franklin

Art III students will develop advanced drawing, painting and compositional skills. Art work completed in this class can be applied toward the breadth section of the AP Studio Art Exam. Two gallery visits required. UC/CSU

Two Semesters

Prerequisite: Art I and Art II or Graphic Arts & Design 1 and Graphic Arts & Design II
Teacher: Yelena Franklin

AP 2D Art. And Design students will complete an inquiry-based investigation of 2D design principles while following the guidelines for portfolio development as set forth in the concentration section of the AP 2D Art and Design Exam. Two gallery visits are required. Students may earn college credit if they pass the Advanced Placement exam given in the spring. UC/CSU

Two Semesters
Prerequisite: Art I, Art II, AP 2D Art and Design or Seniors with a portfolio that shows a range of drawing skills
Teacher: Yelena Franklin

AP Drawing students will follow the guidelines for portfolio development as set forth in the concentration section of the AP Drawing Exam. This course is primarily student driven with oversight and input from the instructor. Two gallery visits are required. Students may earn college credit if they pass the Advanced Placement exam given in the spring. UC/CSU

Two Semesters
Prerequisite: Cumulative GPA of 3.5 or above and/or teacher approval
Teacher: Yelena Franklin

The AP Art History course is equivalent to a two-semester college survey course exploring the nature of art, art making, and responses to art. By investigating specific course content of 250 works of art characterized by diverse artistic traditions from prehistory to the present, students develop in-depth, holistic understanding of the history of art from a global perspective. Students become active participants in the global art world, engaging with its forms and content. They experience, research, discuss, read, and write about art, artists, art making, responses to, and interpretations of art. UC/CSU

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