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The Superior Art Class

May 25, '18

If you think you have fun in your art blocks, think again, for 2D Foundations is the superior arts choice. 2D Foundations with Mr Luna is always an interesting and eventful class. Whether the event of the day is Mr Luna dropping a mug, a student shattering a palette, or an intense conversation about the color magenta - there’s always something...

3D Pottery

May 24, '18

3D Pottery is a great opportunity that Brentwood offers as an option on an arts afternoon. Students start off by handbuilding to get the feel for the clay. Students learn to sculpt in different ways by making mugs, stamps, candle lanterns, etcetera. After learning the techniques of handbuilding, they learn about glazing. Brentwood has a wide...

West Coast Jazz (and Rock) Festival Results

May 23, '18

Brentwood had quite a day at VIU in Nanaimo attending the West Coast Jazz Festival in mid May. In competition was our Beginner Rock Band, Advanced Rock Band, Jazz Band and our vocal group known as “Almost A Cappella”. On top of that we also had two of our Grade 12 musicians, Oliver W and Alexander P performing with the Vancouver Island Grade 12...

We Rock!

May 17, '18

It is the last block of Arts. Everyone is relaxed, ready to jam around and play songs. Slowly the last students of Rock Band, also known as the ‘Optional Arrival’, arrive. Our Guitar players as in Book P, Privett ‘20, Findlay M, Privett ‘20, Graeme M, ‘19, Sydney H, Mackenzie ‘21, Kirstie Y, Mackenzie ‘21, and Isaac K, Whittall ‘20 start tuning...

3D Art and Sculpture

May 14, '18

Your first impression when you walk into the art room is that it looks like a small artistic apartment, so you feel like you’re at home. The atmosphere makes you happy; all around the room a lot of art work done by other students a long time ago is on display. The view from that classroom is incredible: ocean, mountains and trees - all perfect for...

West Coast Jazz Festival - For Rock Bands Too!

May 14, '18

Both the Beginner and Advanced Rock Bands journeyed to the Westcoast Jazz Festival hosted at the Vancouver Island University last week. This was the first time that the Westcoast Jazz festival had a rock band category. This new opportunity was an amazing way to learn how music festivals work and to expose new musicians to the music world. The...

Brentwood´s Best Drawers and Painters

May 13, '18

As the end of the year approaches, the drawing and painting crew worked like crazy to continue their final piece of the year. The final piece is a “free” painting - this means that the students can choose between painting a landscape, an animal, or making an abstract piece. Most projects in this class have been creating pieces inspired by...

West Coast Jazz Festival

May 13, '18

A few of Brentwood’s finest music ensembles recently had the opportunity to perform in the 25th annual West Coast Jazz Festival at Vancouver Island University in Nanaimo. On May 14th, Brentwood travelled to Nanaimo with their instruments in hand. It was a busy day but the results were outstanding. Both the Jazz and Beginner Rock Band received an...

Technology in our Walls?

May 12, '18

Mark Cuban, the owner of the Dallas Mavericks and co-founder of internet startup Broadcast.com, once said, “The world’s first trillionaires are going to come from somebody who masters AI and all its derivatives and applies it in ways we never thought of.” Welcome to the world of coding at Brentwood. We in the Coding 10 elective have been...

Singing Season Success

May 11, '18

Many people probably hear about the annual Brentwood rowing Regatta, and also know when it is time for AP Exams. They know about every ISAs, Islands, and Provincial tournament in sport, but little light is often shed on the busiest time of year for Brentwood’s music ensembles: festival season. The Brentwood Vocal Ensemble and Almost A Cappella...

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