Students are working on the Acapella App, where they can multi-video track themselves. Students can record up to nine tracks and then share and collaborate with others.
At King School, our students are exposed to many forms of creative expression and encouraged to pursue an artistic passion or discover a new one.
King’s Performing Arts program, which includes theater arts, music, and dance, offers students the opportunity to make personal and cultural discoveries by participating in a creative, disciplined and collaborative process. Through a structured communal process, students develop self-confidence, perseverance, imagination, reflective thinking, and intuition.
The Art and Design program at King School stresses the importance of original creative thinking and personal artistic expression. Students learn to use a wide range of art media, techniques, and design concepts through assignments that are age appropriate and challenging. A wide variety of traditional art classes are offered as well as digital media, including photography, animation, and filmmaking. Each class culminates in an OPEN project , which stands for Original, Personal, Experienced, and Novel. Students independently apply their learning by creating an original project of personal significance, becoming experienced through practice while exploring novel ideas and applications.
King’s stunning state-of-the-art Performing Arts Center (PAC) plus multiple art studios across campus offer tremendous support for students' creative pursuits. The lobby of the (PAC) doubles as extraordinary exhibition space for students, professional artists, and alumni. The Lower School Makerspace and the Middle and Upper School Innovation Lab provide additional opportunities for students to design solutions to real world problems.
With one full week of KingIsHome Remote Learning behind us, Advanced Art 2 students have found themselves in a new line of work: they are now children's book illustrators. Ran Lapolla, Chair of Visual Arts, assigned the task, which requires students to use Photoshop and follow specific steps outlined in a google doc. Students continue to engage deeply with the experience of education and make unexpected discoveries, from home.
Hear from Sarah and Nico on how Performing Arts at King has inspired them to follow their passions and develop self-confidence, perseverance, imagination, reflective thinking, and intuition. Watch them in action in the US Musical 'The Addams Family'
Congratulations to all our US students who participated in the production of "The Importance of Being Earnest" last weekend. "It is a very challenging play for young actors given that pronunciation, diction, vocal energy, and the appropriate inflection of operative words is imperative," Mark Silence, Performing Arts Faculty.
Congratulations to five King students who auditioned on November 16 and were accepted to perform in the Western Regional Music Festival. The Festival takes place January 17-18, 2020 at Darien High School. The festival is the brainchild of the Connecticut Music Educators Association (CMEA). The CMEA's mission is to "provide programs and activities for professional educators, students and future music educators striving to enhance the quality of music education for all children" and the CMEA launched its first All-Connecticut Festival in 1936.
Whether they were on stage, on crew, or manning the sound board, our students had the opportunity to make personal and cultural discoveries by participating in the creative, disciplined and collaborative process.