Spring Showcase and the end of the year are almost upon us. The 2019 - 2020 school year is our 20th anniversary, and while it brought us some unexpected twists and turns, we are proud to say our school is going strong. We look forward to seeing where we are in another 20 years. Students and Staff have been hard at work this week putting the finishing touches on their Showcase Exhibits which will be completely virtual this year. Let's check in and see what everyone worked on last week...
Animation & Sequential Arts
Students completed their short films for our Virtual Spring Showcase and the results are fantastic. With their individual films combined, students have created a Stop Motion Short Film Collection over 20 minutes in length. This Collection will debut in our Virtual Spring Showcase! Students are currently working on a Zine that chronicles their personal quarantine stories, and some might even submit their Zines to Chicago Zine Fest for their upcoming youth voice readings! We are excited to see if any of their work is accepted!
Creative Arts Ceramics
This week, most of the culinary students are recovering from AP tests and winding down the year by safely making comfort food for their friends and families. Culinary Arts is also working on their final submissions to be displayed in our Virtual Showcase.
Let's just say our Dancers are "Feelin' Good!"
Drawing & Painting
Mr. Alex & Mr. Matt have been collecting up a lot of work from their students, and it all looks AMAZING! Considering all of the obstacles the students have faced, this work is a testament to the talent and hard work of our Drawing & Painting class. We are excited to honor them. Here's a little teaser of the latest work that will be in the show! To see this and more, join us for our Virtual Showcase!
Our photography students worked with the photo teaching team to create and curate an original photo series. They experience photography as a way to communicate and heal.
Work, Werk, Wurrrrk!! Our Theatre students were moving and shaking over in AAP TheatreLand this week! Students recorded monologues that would impress any agent, created funny skits, wrote poetry, wrote monologues, wrote and acted in an original scene, wrote a mysterious new one-act play, sang a song about the beauty of coming together, and learn more about creating/recording/editing videos. Ms. Mostad and Mr. Weddington met with students to dig deeper into their craft and help with recording. It's been hard work, and it's been extremely fun. This is such a terrific group of students! We cannot wait for you to check out our section in our Virtual Showcase!
This week, the video students worked on their independent projects! They continued preparing for Showcase by uploading their work from the past year with short artist statements. At our weekly meeting, we reviewed the itinerary for the next week. Teachers had check-ins on the students' current progress and independent work on their independent project treatments as they develop them into their final form.
We're super excited for everyone to see our students' videos in Showcase!
Come back next week for more updates from our Advanced Arts Classrooms!