Upper School musicians kicked off the winter season in style with a series of concerts which showcased the melodic talent ringing from every BB&N教室.
The Upper School arts program is designed to tap the creative potential and powers of imagination in every student. All freshmen participate in the arts, choosing a one-semester course in the Visual 艺术 as well as a semester in the Performing 艺术. Half of the students at the Upper School commit to the arts beyond the two-year requirement.
The range of opportunities is broad. Visual arts offerings include drawing, painting, sculpture, ceramics, photography, and woodworking. In the performing arts, we offer vocal and instrumental music, 跳舞, 戏剧, 还有电影和视频, with countless opportunities for participation in school concerts or plays. If you have a passion for art, you can reach even higher levels of accomplishment and artistic sophistication. And even if you never thought of yourself as an artist, you’ll be achieving in ways you didn’t believe were possible, gaining an appreciation for art and renewed confidence in your own creative talents.
This creative energy is guided by the expertise of 14 faculty members, each a talented artist in his/her own right. Home for the arts is BB&N’s stunning Renaissance Hall, which opened in 2007. The facility features a renovated theater, 艺术画廊, acoustically pristine orchestra, 合唱, 跳舞的房间, an expansive ceramics studio, a photography studio graced by both a conventional as well as a “digital” darkroom, and a light-filled art studio loft on the third floor.
A revealing statistic about the arts at BB&N is that two out of every three seniors chooses to participate in some form of art as part of their Senior Project program during their final eight weeks at school. We believe that this pattern of choosing to be artistic during Senior Projects speaks volumes about the passion that BB&N students hold for the arts and for the benefits and joys of the creative act.
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Upper School Art Department
Back row standing from left to right: Ross MacDonald, 拉妮Wurzel, 乔尔·辛德拉, 艾略特Cless, Pandelis Karayorgis
Middle on chair: Adam Howarth
Front row from left to right: Chris Gaines, 安娜·Voorhis, 劳拉Tangusso, 妮可的石头, 安德鲁•沃伦, 阿曼达·刘易斯
Not pictured: Louise Brown (costume) , Christian Tonsgard (ceramics), Jenny Lifson (跳舞)
As a celebration of Spanish heritage month this year, BB&N eighth graders examined contemporary expressions of Hispanic culture in Mexican street art. Studying four principal artists, students in Jennifer Ridge’s Middle School Spanish class were inspired to create their own wall tiles in the style of a chosen artist.
Tackling the classic "who dunnit?" theme, this fall's Middle School play featured humor, plot twists, and audience participation. 这出戏, 退出阶段死亡, tells the story of a night at the theater gone 戏剧tically wrong. When a murder occurs, the mystery of who did it takes center stage, with the culprit being determined by the audience itself.
Petropoulos Art Scholars Program:
Each year the 艺术 Department creates a varied program of extracurricular events that are of interest to motivated performing and visual arts students. The program includes sessions with visiting artists, workshops on the use of new materials or techniques, and field trips to galleries, 博物馆, 艺术家工作室, 和剧院. Students who participate in 75 – 80 percent or more of these enriching events are designated as Petropoulos Art Scholars at the end of the academic year.