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VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS

HSES Fine Arts seeks to instill an appreciation of the Arts as a lifelong pursuit by enhancing creative problem-solving abilities, focusing on project-based learning through individualized lessons and group work, and providing innovative programming to meet our student needs and interests.

FINE ARTS CALENDAR

Fall Preview

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
November – Episcopal School Sunday (choral and handbells)
November - Grandparents and Special Friends Day (choral and handbells)
December – Kindergarten Christmas Pageant
 
Spring Preview

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
January - 3rd and 4th Grade Production
February – Primary 4 Rodeo Round-Up
March – Primary 3 Sing-a-long
April – 1st and 2nd Grade Production
May – Middle School Production
May - Kindergarten Sing-a-bration
 

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

Music, Theater and Arts
  • Choral Singing 
  • Group Piano
  • Recorder
  • Handbells
  • Drums
  • Music Independent Study: Stings, Band Instrument
  • Studio Art 
  • Theater Elective 
After-School Programs
  • Group and Private Piano Lessons
  • Art Lessons
  • Drum Workshop

For these and other after-school programs please contact the Fine Arts Department.

VPA FOCUS

Lower School
The Music curriculum encompasses a wide range of genres, ear training of rhythm, basic theory lessons and singing skills for both choir and theatre.
 
Music Lab is part of the music curriculum for 2nd, 3rd and 4th grade students to enhance their auditory and instrument skills.  Recorders are introduced in 2nd grade and group piano in 3rd and 4th grade.
 
Middle School
 
The MS music elective features a 20-unit piano lab. The curriculum is individualized for students with all levels of experience with a wide range of projects to explore, incorporating their interests and expertise level.
 
The McNew Piano Lab and Recording Studio provides students with a basic knowledge of theory and allows them to compose, edit, mix, and distribute their own music. 
 

 

 
Primay and Lower School

Each grade level offers a musical production every year. The Kindergarten Pageant is considered the gem of the Lower School programming with a long-standing tradition at HSES.

  • Primary 3 Sing-a-long
  • Primary 4 Rodeo Round-Up
  • Kinder Sing-a-bration
  • Kindergarten Christmas Pageant
  • First and second grade Musical Production
  • Third and fourth grade Musical Production
Middle School

The student-centered approach to education seeks to involve our students in all aspects of production. From choreography to set and costume design, stage management to directing, sound video to lighting, our student do it all!

This year we are proud to announce Annie Jr. as the production coming in Spring 2020. 

Primary 3 through 8th Grade

Student art focuses on the principles of Art and Design, such as line, color, texture and rhythm, movement, unity and value. All lower and middle school students take part in Art and work with a variety of mediums including:

  • Acrylics
  • Printmaking
  • Oil
  • Pastels
  • Charcoal
  • Clay wood

Student artwork is displayed throughout the school hallways and digital media.