The art of acting prepares students for the stage called life. Students study the basic elements of theater including projection, articulation, breathing, character development, and memorization. They engage in the basic tools, media, and techniques involved in a theatrical production. Additionally, students are introduced to the history of theater within the African Diaspora as well the African-American and Caribbean influence on American and World Theater.
Explore various visual arts mediums including painting, sketching & drawing, fashion design, sewing & construction and jewelry making (beading). Students study the basic components in visual arts including two and three dimensional representations, research, sketching, pattern design, cutting, embellishment (beading, painting on fabric, dyeing), colors and how to build a visual arts portfolio.
Students are introduced to the martial arts forms of Capoiera from Brazil and Taekwondo from Japan. Within each martial arts form students will learn rhythmic movements, kicks, sweeps, evasions, the history of the martial arts form, discipline, core strength, flexibility and balance. These classes are conducted as a group lesson.