Students will explore a variety of writing and performance art techniques to shape their identities as artists. Students will use literature in a variety of genres (fiction/ creative nonfiction/ poetry/ plays/ screenplays) to support the creation of their own, personal written works; they will also watch and take part in a myriad performance art: monologues/ group acting scenes/ slam poetry/ pantomime/ radio shows, and others. Production of plays and screenplays, as well as musical theater, will be introduced. In 6th grade, young artists will focus on 50% creative writing and 50% performance art. In 7th grade, artists will use their time split 40% creative writing and 40% performance art, with the remaining 20% student choice. In 8th grade, there will be a much larger choice on personal focus of creative writing or performance art, while continuing to work on artistic fundamentals, process, and critique of self and others.
Creative Writing and Drama Teacher
Apex Arts Department Chair