ESA sttudents take an arts course each semester in 9th and 10th grade, and in the fall semester of 11th grade. They have the opportunity to take visual arts, music, or theater.
This is in an introductory course in the fundamental elements of Art. Students will learn about the history of Art, styles, genres and explore techniques. A final piece of Art will be produced at the end of the semester that represents a style developed by the student.
ESA partners with <a href=”http://youngvoicesbigsounds.org/”> Young Voices, Big Sounds</a>, an organization that brings in talented musicians to teach our students songwriting, beatmaking, percussion and keyboarding.
This is a graduation promotional course that focuses on exploring different Art forms and using Artist’s work as inspiration to develop an individual style.
Why study theater? Is theater a truly academic course? Can a dedicated and sophisticated grasp of theater help you understand the world around you? Each and every day, we all negotiate an innumerable number of dramatic experiences. Drama is simply the conflicting interaction of human intentions. In this course, students study four cross-sections of theater: history, terminology and conventions, critical dramatic thematic analysis, and acting skills. The course is designed to be rigorous but enjoyable; challenging but enlightening.