JSerra’s Fine Arts Department Is Busy, Busy, Busy

In just a few short months, the Fine Arts Department has accomplished a lot! And the coming weeks and months will showcase all their hard work. Check out all of the exciting things that our students and faculty have been and will be doing.

Midsummer Night’s Dream will be performed December 10th and 11th at 7:00 p.m. in the JSerra Black Box Theater. A Master Class entitled “How to Audition for a Musical” for theater students presented by James May, who directed Wicked, Lion King, Les Miserable and Beauty and the Beast to name a few was presented Wednesday, October 27, 2010. The program hopes to have another master class with him in the spring. Spring Musical auditions will begin early second semester. Stay tuned for more information. The program will also host a Murder Mystery Dinner fundraiser that will take place in our Center Room in January.

The 4th period Social Dance class performed at the pep rally last Friday, October 22 to an enthusiastic crowd. The class choreographed a vintage swing piece complete with floor drops, aerial lifts and exciting foot work. Students rocked the gym to “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy” and “Sing, Sing, Sing.” The class will focus on the Latin Social Dances second quarter including Salsa, Meringue, and Salsa.

Instrumental Music
The Instrumental Music Department will be presented it’s Fall Concert on October 27. The concert featured the small Chamber Music Ensemble, both the beginning and advanced Steel Drum Bands, and the Jazz Band.

Choral Music
The Choir will host its Fall Harvest Spaghetti Dinner Concert on November 4 at 6:30 p.m. at St. Edwards Catholic Church in Dana Point. Tickets on sale now. JSerra Choir will be taking a performance tour to Rome, Italy this spring, and will sing for the Pope. The trip will take place from April 1-11, 2011.

Visual Arts
Students in Drawing and Painting 2 and AP Studio Art had a master class with Mr. Mark Cummings, a master oil painter from the Angel Academy in Florence, Italy. It was a great success. Students in the new Sculpture 1 class have just finished some beautiful mosaic pieces that adorn our second floor art gallery in Building 1. Digital Photo 1 classes are currently finishing up “Pop Art” projects, similar to Andy Warhol’s multiple image silk screens. Digital Photo 2 class has just completed a project using HDR (High Dynamic Range) photography techniques to create some great photographs with lush, surreal color ranges. All art work is display in the second floor art gallery in Building 1.

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