Arts

At Saint Andrew’s, we believe in delivering an exceptional education that strikes the right balance and combines a strong academic curriculum with the Arts. We encourage our students to explore and develop their talents and offer numerous opportunities in the Visual and Performing Arts, as well as in our Film and Broadcasting program.

The goal of the Arts Department is to encourage individual creative expression, develop specific skills and techniques, and to learn to communicate with an audience through exhibitions and performances. We also hope to help our students nurture an appreciation of all art forms.


Visual Arts

The Visual Arts Program encourages creativity and teaches fundamental elements of design. It provides students with challenging opportunities to explore their creative potential and to discover new and insightful ways of viewing and analyzing the world. The program strives to expand students’ abilities to distinguish and appreciate the arts as a historical reflection of humankind, its values, and cultures.

Students are introduced to a variety of techniques that serve as the building blocks for a solid artistic foundation. While acquiring and improving the fundamental skills central to all visual art mediums – composition, form, light, color, line, shape, and texture– students explore their individuality and expand their creative spirit.
Facilities
The Domenico Mazzone Visual Arts Building houses an art history classroom with resources that consist of an extensive slide collection, art reproductions, books, and periodicals. Other facilities include three fully equipped classroom studios designated for specific areas of study, an eight-station darkroom, and a spacious gallery to showcase student art. Space is also allocated for future development of a fully equipped graphic arts technology studio.

Visual Arts offerings include Drawing, Graphic Design, Sculpture, Ceramics, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, and Art History.

Performing Arts

The Performing Arts program challenges students artistically and intellectually. It introduces students to the necessary skills and techniques essential in the disciplines of dance, theatre, instrumental, and vocal music. Through rigorous training, students develop creativity and confidence to flourish as on-stage performers.

Our school is blessed to have Wight Hall - The Center for Performing Arts, a 655 seat state-of-the-art auditorium, as the home base for all student performances and the Symphonia of Boca Raton.

Film and Broadcasting

Our Film & Broadcast Program offers students key skills to develop an original voice and vision. Students learn to create short films and documentaries, or engage in other forms of filmmaking or writing.

The program teaches students to produce compelling stories using text and imagery. By being exposed to an array of mediums, students strengthen their craft and technique. Opportunities in the program range from intensive studio courses, fieldwork, and one-on-one tutorials with faculty, to rich collaboration with other students and departments. Through course selection, students can shape their experience to align with their specific artistic area of interest.

Private Music Lessons

Saint Andrew’s is proud to offer Private Lessons to students through our Performing Arts Department. We currently offer Private Lessons in all Band Instruments, Strings, Guitar, Percussion, Piano, and Voice. We do not currently offer Private Lessons in Theatre or Dance.  Lessons are offered at all levels of instruction from beginner to advanced and are scheduled based on instructor availability. All lessons are taught by professional members of our Performing Arts faculty.

If you are interested in private lessons for your child or yourself, please complete the Private Lesson form by clicking on the link below. Lessons typically meet weekly and are taught throughout the school year based on student schedule and instructor availability. Lesson charges will be billed monthly through your Saint Andrew’s School account. Lesson charges range from $35 to $70 per lesson depending upon the type and length of the lesson.

Please note that Private Lessons will be taught virtually for Fall 2020 due to campus health and safety guidelines. For more information regarding private lessons, please contact Janet Daniels at Janet.daniels@saintandrews.net.
 

About Us

A non-profit, independent, co-educational school for grades Pre-K - 12, Saint Andrew's School is a private day and boarding school located in Boca Raton, educating the best students from across Palm Beach County, Florida, the United States, and throughout the world in the Episcopal tradition.
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