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3D Art and Sculpture

Jun 12, '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 home. The atmosphere makes you happy. All around the room works of art created by other students from a long time ago are on display. The view from the classroom is incredible. The ocean, mountains, and trees are visible,...

The Jazz Band at MusicFest Canada

Jun 05, '18

The String Ensemble and the Jazz Band recently had the opportunity to attend the 46th annual MusicFest Canada at the University of Toronto (Victoria University, Faculty of Music, Emmanuel College). During the week-long event, both groups received adjudication from skilled musicians, and had the opportunity to perform in front of large crowds of...

Multitudinous Monologues

May 31, '18

Students slowly made their way into the old caf as the day was coming to an end. They gathered around the tables on Friday, May 11th to start what would be a long discussion on monologues and character building. Some of the class was absent but this did not stop Mr Howe when it came to reading monologues. Mr Howe, the senior acting teacher, had...

Art Foundations

May 27, '18

Every other day, students from grades nine through twelve indulge themselves in the peaceful and inspiring art, Art Foundations. Mr Luna states that “Art Foundations creates an introduction to materials, which are profound learning tools.” Art Foundations allows the typical student to be surrounded in an inviting and pleasing environment, where...

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...

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