The Fine Arts Program at St. Timothy Junior Senior High School encourages students to think and behave as artists. This program allows students to expand their experience, appreciation, and techniques when creating 2D and 3D works of art.
Students will improve their drawing techniques (basic forms, contour, composition, shading, perspective) and painting techniques (colour theory, different painting styles and mediums), sculpture (wire, foam board, toothpicks, clay, etc), and mixed media (charcoal, paint, collage, glazes, etc). Students are encouraged to express their opinions and concerns about personal and global issues through their artworks.
Another important component of the Fine Arts Program is art history appreciation. Each project introduces an art movement that influenced artists throughout history. Students will start to develop a stronger appreciation of visual art and art history as they encounter and learn about influential artists from past and contemporary times. Students will learn how to critique their own and others art through careful examination that encourages discussion and expression.
Band: The Band program promotes the refinement of individual student’s musical skills on their preferred instrument through concerts, festivals and other performances. Students will learn to read and perform music with their preferred instrument. The instrumental program encourages diligence, teamwork, and responsibility. District-provided rental instruments are available for all students to rent.
In the band program, students will take part in a wide range of beneficial experiences that advocate responsibility, time management, money management, and respect; such events include: day trips, concerts, and various multi-day band trips. Additional activities within the schedule include: morning and evening rehearsal, team building within their section, and planned activities to further develop the band community.
Drama: The Drama program at St. Timothy is both a class inside the schedule, and an onstage production.
Within the schedule, students grades 7-12 will learn skills such as general acting, makeup, costume design, improvisation, set design, and more behind the scenes work. Drama promotes crucial skills such as memorization, confidence, and public speaking. Students not only work on long term projects such as plays and videos, but their skills are improved by fun, daily drama games.
The mainstage production requires a short audition in front of the directors. The script is written by students and the director, and parts are handed out after auditions, and rehearsals take place after school. The Drama production creates a close-knit community of talented actors, stage managers, and other crew. Students will learn the various techniques required to run a mainstage production. The mainstage production promotes all the same aspects as the drama program, but in a larger scale: students are required to effectively manage their time, and remain responsible and mature.
Both of the fine arts programs are excellent opportunities for students, teaching them crucial life skills, yet still being a fun, safe, and enjoyable experience.