Arts Afternoons Extravaganza

Monday, October 04, 2021 - By: Lucca P Whittall ‘22

Arts are a key pillar of the tripartite program at Brentwood. With choices available in performing arts, technical arts, visual arts as well as debate & public speaking, there is something for everyone to explore. Facilities cater to experiences ranging from robotics to dance. On arts days, students can enjoy up to four hour-long blocks of arts, from 2:00-6:00pm, following the academic morning.

In the first month of arts, projects are being realized. Cameron M, Whittall ‘22 enthused: “I am excited to have finished my first project in 3D Art and Sculpture - a custom-fitted ring made from an old spoon. The makerspace is a unique facility and being able to have creative freedom is really fun.”

Just across the hall in the Arts building with Mr Fletcher, Fine Art Photography 12 students are currently working on completing an assignment regarding the imitation of famous photographers allowing them to learn new techniques and styles. Amber L, Mackenzie ‘22 exclaimed “I am going into my third year of photography, and I am currently in the fine arts program continuing to use traditional film.” Amber added that her love for the art comes from being in a space allowing her to express her “originality and perspective.”   

Throughout the year, artists will have the opportunity to showcase their talents through events put on by the school as well as frequent exhibitions in the Arts building. In the upcoming weeks, the Thanksgiving Cabaret will be held in Crooks Hall for those performing artists eager to put on the first show of the year. Following that, we have Java Hut, the Concert For a Winter’s Eve, this year's musical, Chicago, the Evening of Dance and many more in the next two terms. Assistant Head Prefect (Arts), Robin C, Alexandra ‘22 noted that the “energy and participation in both the performing and visual arts is spectacular ... I am looking forward to all the amazing events ahead.”

Me too.

Lucca P Whittall ‘22

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