St. Gabriel the Archangel has an outstanding Fine Arts program. The Fine Arts Department is proud to offer to students great opportunities for creativity in visual arts, music, and drama.
In our visual arts courses students focus on problem solving and creative thinking through the use and exploration of varied mediums to develop skills in artistic expression. Students learn and apply visual, analytical and critical skills to develop control and competency within drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture, pottery, and mixed media.
Our drama program is designed to acquire knowledge of self and others through participation in and reflection on dramatic experience. It will develop a competency in communication skill through participation and exploration of various dramatic disciplines.
In music, courses are open to woodwind, brass and percussion players with two or more years of successful experience in a junior high band. However, beginner players are also welcome. Students develop their instrument range and pitch, improve their tone quality, develop proper technique, study music theory, music history, and ear-training.
COURSES OFFERED at St. Gabriel the Archangel:
Art 10, Art 20, and Art 30
Art courses will train students to think and behave as artists and develop their problem solving and creative thinking skills. They will expand the use of head-to-hand skill, all techniques and further explore the use of mediums. Exploration of personal expression is emphasized along with self-evaluation and peer-evaluation techniques. All students will participate in the exhibition of their art work.
Drama 10, Drama 20, and Drama 30
Drama courses will help the student to develop an appreciation of drama and theatre as a process and art form. Students will explore and develop the disciplines of movement, speech, improvisation and one or two components of technical theatre/design. All students are given opportunities to participate in public productions.
Instrumental Music 10, Instrumental Music 20, and Instrumental Music 30
Music courses are scheduled to allow flexibility. Assignments and testing will take place during scheduled class times. Classes take place outside the schedule. Participation in a band allows you to play in concerts, festivals, camps, and tours. Students do not need grade 9 instrumental music to register.