Arts News, September 13

Anne Armstrong, Arts Teacher
September 13, 2019

Launching Into the Arts

It’s been a wonderful week of artists getting back to work in the studios at Belmont Day! Students in pre-kindergarten to grade five have various arts classes in grade-level half-groups or third-groups once a week for the entire year. In middle school, sixth graders participate in two different arts classes during each trimester. Dubbed the Arts Launch, the program includes a class in woodworking, music, theater, digital technology, 2D visual art, and 3D visual art, and serves as a terrific base and springboard for the seventh and eighth grade elective arts classes.

Seventh and eighth graders have mixed-grade level arts elective classes during arts block each week. Each student takes two different arts classes during each trimester and has the opportunity to participate in the musical during the winter term. This year, seventh and eighth graders chose from a slate of 38 elective classes from the different arts disciplines taught at BDS: visual art, music, performing arts, woodworking, and digital technology.

2019-20 Fall Trimester Grades 7/8 Arts Electives:

  • Mobiles
  • Pottery Wheel
  • Comedy Through the Ages
  • Fiber Explosion
  • Global Goals
  • Latino Music
  • Improv
  • ½ Cubic Foot of Wood
  • Print Shop
  • Costume Design & Costuming
  • Piecing it Together: Collage
  • Composer’s Forum
  • Public Speaking

If you are on campus, be sure to check out the displays of student artwork currently hanging in the Schoolhouse hallways by Coolidge Hall, as well as on the mezzanine level in the Barn.

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