Art

Teacher   Subject Email Voicemail
Ms. Krueger Art kmkruege@kusd.edu 359-2925

Middle School Art Curriculum

 

Music (Lance Music)

Teacher   Subject Email Voicemail
Ms. Pytel Orchestra lpytel@kusd.edu 359-2942
Mrs. Gentile   Choir and General Music rgentile@kusd.edu 359-2935
Ms. Fiegel

General Music/ Performing Arts

 

Curriculum

nfiegel@kusd.edu 359-2909

Mr. Kriedeman

Band Page

Band jkriedem@kusd.edu 359-2904

 

Description of Performing Arts classes (taught by Ms. Fiegel):

7th Grade Performing Arts we explore what it means to express ourselves as actors: movement, physical expression, vocal expression, and focus/concentration. Over our semester, rather than going deep, we go broad: students have many different opportunities for exploration by doing different activities. Along the way, with everything they do in class, students also learn team working skills, organization, communication and responsibility. We also are concerned with literacy. Students have opportunities to practice out loud reading and creative writing in the classroom.

8th Grade Performing Arts we explore what it means to express ourselves as actors and producers through improvisation, theory, and scene work. During our semester, we build skills by first challenging students to create believable on-¬stage/camera characters through improvisational games and exercises. Students also learn what it means to build a fictional character, both from the outside (or, the character’s outward appearance and mannerisms) and inside (or, the characters inner, emotional life), by using very basic techniques culled from a variety of methods. Students also explore the history of theater, types of stages, parts of the stage, theater careers, and aspects of a production. The final major project is the creation and performance of an one act script completely produced by the students.

8th Grade Theater Arts we explore what it means to express ourselves as actors through improvisation, theory, and scene work but in a more complex way. During our semester, students learn what it means to build multiple fictional characters. After spending several weeks on character creation and production, students then turn to working on One Act plays. Students complete three different shows working on character, ensemble, and production.