Watkinson to Host Creative Arts Open House
|Watkinson School in Hartford will host a Creative Arts Open House designed to inform high school students with strong interests in any of six art forms—film, theater, visual art, music, writing, dance—and their parents about signature programs available at Watkinson School on Wednesday, January 29, at 6:30pm. The selective Creative Arts Program offers a combination of depth work in each art form with a broad exposure to cultural literacy, global arts, and patterns in the lives of creative people, along with some 30 master classes and field trips a year. Graduates of the program have gone on to active careers in film, television, music, poetry, publishing, museum design, graphic arts, and video games. Others have leveraged the skills gained in thinking outside the box, coupled with disciplined goal setting, to make careers in rocket science, engineering, medicine, and academia. Interested families should RSVP to Cathy Batson at Cathy_Batson@watkinson.org.|
|The arts are an integral part of a good education, a powerful arena for practicing the school’s mission, and a vital means of building community. Over half our students are involved in the arts, and many community-wide events are arts-based. This models the arts as a life-long activity available to all as a means of self-expression, investigation, celebration, and civil discourse. |
Creative Arts Diploma Program
Student artists who have demonstrated serious interest and strong ability may be accepted into the Diploma Program based on audition or portfolio review, written statement of intent, and interview. Many of these students plan to enter careers in the arts; graduates have gone on to some of the world’s leading dance and theaters companies, galleries, and symphony orchestras. This program combines rigorous practice schedules with an individualized course of requirements under the guidance of an arts advisor. Students may study off-campus if necessary during the day. The C.A.P. faculty provides liasion with leading arts institutions, including the Hartford Art School, Hartt School of Music, and Juilliard.
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