In the Middle School, the Performing Arts Department recognizes the importance of artistic development in each student. Our performing arts curriculum and opportunities become more sophisticated as student artistry evolves.
This method includes creative artistic expression, groundwork in technique, an inclusive environment, a desire to spark dialogue, integrated studies, and the discipline required of artists. It also implies an understanding and appreciation of a cross-fertilization of ideas, studying the arts of various cultures.
Working through a dynamic sequence of curricula, Middle School art students continue to build upon their exploration and discovery taken from the Lower School and anticipate the exciting Portfolio opportunities in the Upper School. Students investigate a variety of media including drawing, painting, sculpture, mixed media assemblage, photography and digital imagery to establish an understanding of the elements and principles of design. They simultaneously participate in rich, expressive projects that explore themes of identity, memory, community and self-image. Students collaborate with one another as they grapple with complex visual problems, foster an understanding of authentic communication, give and receive constructive criticism, and develop analytical skills that will benefit them in the art room and beyond. Learn more.
MIDDLE SCHOOL MUSICAL
Each winter, the Middle School stages a musical. In February 2018, Broyles Art Center hosted performances of The Little Mermaid, Jr. which showed off the students' dancing, acting, and singing talents. The cast and crew were comprised of dozens of students.
There are so many opportunities to explore your artistic skills at Westminster. I can perform in the spring musical, be creative in art class, and perfect my instrument playing in the orchestra.
Class of 2023 Student