At Grove School, we hope that creativity is a part of our campus’ culture and one of our goals is for art to be everywhere. In addition to sculptures that can be found throughout the campus, the school also offers students the opportunity to take a range of electives in the Fine Arts.
Students can also participate in after-school clubs that are geared towards painting, photography, and other artistic activities. And in addition to the school’s annual Evening of the Arts, the school presents Art Fairs for the entire community to attend, in which the work of students is showcased and on display. We want all of our students to explore the arts – for some, this can be a creative outlet, and for others it can be essential therapy. Our Arts program is proud to present students with so many options.
Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12
This course is an introduction to building character development, story, conflict, movement, dialogue, reacting to situations and spontaneity. Students will be introduced to improvisation games, techniques, developing ability to react to situations and to trust their instincts. This course will primarily focus on improvisational games but will touch on character development and scene work. We will explore the use of improvisation from Whose Line is It Anyways and the development of character and story in Saturday Night Live. Improvisation is a “Team Sport” and students will be expected to work with partners and in teams. This course is for students wishing to improve their communication skills and overall performance awareness. Students will attend a professional theatrical play. *Students will be required to perform or be on stage crew for school performance*