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Arts Education is an integral part of the 91老司机 core curriculum and provides students with powerful tools for expression.

Arts instruction begins in kindergarten, with visual art and general music. In fourth and fifth grade, students may also take instrumental music and join their school’s chorus. In middle school, arts education options include classes in visual art, instrumental music, choral music, and theater arts. Arts education electives at the high school level include offerings in a wide variety of the performing and visual arts. Arlington students excel in the arts at a very high level and regularly win regional, state, and national awards for their performances and art works.

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Instrumental & Vocal Music

Performing music enhances self-esteem, builds self-discipline, and reinforces societal values such as cooperation, commitment, and working towards a common goal. These are all fundamental qualities that serve as the basis of our education system.

Students learning instruments have the opportunity to participate in several different groups and ensembles:

Students studying vocal music have the opportunity to participate in several different groups and ensembles:

Theater Arts

The Theatre Arts incorporate multiple disciplines, including acting, visual arts, music, movement, and literature. In Theatre Arts classes, students explore and study human experiences through an artistic process.

Theatre Arts are taught in 91老司机 because they help students develop effective oral and physical communication skills, enable students to communicate ideas effectively, and help them develop greater appreciation and tolerance for the experiences and perspectives of others. The personal discipline required in Theatre Arts increases students’ creativity and problem solving abilities. Students learn how to work cooperatively with others toward an aesthetic goal, and while doing so, develop their own creative and aesthetic natures.

Visual Arts

Art is an essential part of human history; it is a means of communicating ideas in a multicultural society. Art education fosters perceptual awareness, cognitive processes, aesthetic literacy, and life coping skills. Interdisciplinary art experiences promote a visually literate society and a stronger understanding of oneself. Visual arts education is an integral part of the curriculum of 91老司机

Fine Arts Apprentice Program

The Fine Arts Apprentice Program provides specialized experiences beyond the regular art, music and drama curriculum for selected high school students (rising 10th, 11th, or 12th graders). Opportunities for students may include ensemble works, master classes, attendance at professional rehearsals and performances, museum courses, small group instruction, seminars, exhibit and performance opportunities.

Fine Arts Apprentice; Full year, one-half credit: Fine Arts I (29290), Grades 10-11; Fine Arts II (29291), Grades 10-11; Fine Arts III (29292), Grade 12 (Prerequisite Fine Arts II or permission from the Instructor).

Students are encouraged to email or call the Apprentice Coordinator with any specific questions – Kelly.Breedlove@apsva.us or 703-228-6171.

Applications

Applications for the 2024-25 school year are due on Wednesday, April 17, 2024

  • Online applications (work sample & recommendations sent separately):
  • Online recommendation form:?

Students selected for the Apprentice Program receive a pass/fail grade and a 1/2 credit for a minimum of 75 hours of arts experience outside the school course requirements. These opportunities take place out of the school day and are often offered in the evenings and on weekends. Students are able to select opportunities of interest that work with their school commitments and extra-curricular activities.

Resources

The Humanities Project

The Humanities Project is 91老司机’ (91老司机) artist-in-the-schools program. The Humanities Project places artists for assemblies, workshops and residencies throughout the year in each school. Programs include the Performing Arts, Heritage Arts, Visual Arts, and Literary Arts.

Artists

If you have a program, workshop and/or performance that you feel would benefit the students and/or teachers in Arlington, the Humanities Project encourages you to apply. Only online applications will be accepted.

  • Performing Arts – Programs make excellent assemblies and are often extended into workshops and sometimes residencies.
  • Heritage Arts – Programs that celebrate the rich heritage of folk and traditional arts.
  • Visual Arts – Artists usually work with smaller groups of students in workshop or residency settings.
  • Literary Arts – The Humanities Project works with several poets who provide residencies to Arlington Schools. We also partner with The Cultural Affairs Division in Arlington to provide a program called Pick-a-Poet bringing local published poets into the classroom for writing exercises.

Applications can be submitted at any time. Applications will be reviewed in the spring of each year. Applications received after May 1st will be considered for the following school year.

Partnerships

91老司机 has several partnerships with area arts and cultural organizations – The Kennedy Center, Arlington Cultural Affairs, Signature Theatre, Arlington Independent Media, Arlington Artist Alliance.

For more information please contact the Humanities Coordinator at christopher.monroy@apsva.us

Pick-a-Poet/Moving Words

The Pick-a-Poet Program invites local published poets into 91老司机. Teachers contact the Humanities Project Coordinator to make arrangements for the poets and for funding. Visiting poets help students explore their own creativity, insight, and intellectual curiosity through the creative writing process, and provide students an opportunity to meet and talk with professional writers.? The students are then encouraged to submit their work to the , which puts poetry on buses.

Preparation For Poet Visit

Through the Pick a Poet Program, students will have opportunities to:?

  • Listen to and read a variety of poetry
  • Meet and explore poetry with a professional poet
  • Write (either as a group or individually) at least one poem
  • Recite poetry (original and/or published works)

Ideas for preparing your students for your Poet Visit:?

  • Begin each class by reading a poem.
  • Have students recite poetry.
  • Have poetry anthologies available for students to read.
  • Read bio of visiting poet. Read samples of their work.
  • Introduce different poetry techniques to students.
  • Discuss with your visiting poet what they would like you to introduce prior to their visit.

The following suggestions will help ensure your Poet Visit is successful for you and your students. Please:

  • Follow up/communicate with your visiting poet (e-mail and phone messages) in a timely manner
  • Work with the Poet to schedule a time that is mutually beneficial
  • Provide guidance to the Poet on working with your class (prior and during the workshop); i.e. students prior knowledge of poetry, classroom rules, school culture – anything that would be helpful for prepping a guest in your classroom
  • Do not tolerate disruptive behavior. We ask that teachers be responsible for their students’ behavior during the workshop.
  • Participate! Teachers are asked to actively participate in the workshop. Poets should not be left alone with the class at any point during their visit.
  • Complete and return Poet evaluation to Humanities ProjectCoordinator within two weeks of your poet visit. Copies of poems created

After Your Poet Visit

After Workshop

  • Have students continue to edit poems written during poet visit.
  • Encourage students to submit their poetry to MovingWords poetry contest.

Extensions

  • Design a creative writing exercise based on your poet visit.
  • Have students memorize a poem (original or published)to recite in class.
  • Host a poetry reading and have students read their poems to each other (in pairs or to the class). Make it big! Invite other classes, parents, administrators.
  • Create and publish a Poetry Anthology with original poems by your students/school.
  • Have students illustrate their poems and display.
  • Have students write poems based on a specific topic/curriculum link, work of art, current news, holiday, emotion, object – almost anything can be a poetry idea generator!
  • Create classroom “Magnetic Refrigerator” poetry: Decide on a topic and have students brainstorm nouns, verbs, and adjectives relating to the topic. Cut out each word individually and mix up on a bulletin board/butcher paper. Have students take turns creating original poems using the words.

For more information on Pick-a-Poet/Moving Words or the Humanities Project, please contact: christopher.monroy@aspva.us

Contact

Arts Education Office

2110 Washington Blvd
Arlington, VA 22204
703-228-6170

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Pam Farrell
Arts Education Supervisor
Pam.Farrell@apsva.us
703-228-6170

Kelly Breedlove
Arts Education Specialist/Fine Arts Apprentice
Kelly.Breedlove@apsva.us
703-228-6171

Christopher Monroy
Humanities Project/Honors Music Program Coordinator
Christopher.Monroy@apsva.us
703-228-6299

Michelle Scott
Administrative Specialist
Michelle.Scott@apsva.us
703-228-6170

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