FAE 2016 Session 2 Season 3
Happy New Year and our beginning to the 3rd quarter of the Fine Arts Enhancement program. Most of your favorite classes have remained the same, but we have a few changes and exciting NEW additions to the program!
1. Mr. David English will be combining the students that were in Beginner Ukulele and Beginner Guitar into one ensemble class that will meet 2 days a week. This class is only open to students that have had previous experience on either instrument. Some of these former students may be recommended to move up to the Intermediate classes.
2. Miss Brianna will engage the 1st-3rd graders in Creative Story Drama. They will bring familiar stories, poems and nursery rhymes to life with acting, music, movement and imaginative play.
3. Mrs. Pritulsky and Mrs. Lloyd are collaborating their expertise by using a multimedia experience for students, 4th-8th. They will create art and graphics on the computer and then have "hands on" opportunities to create this vision in the Art Room.
4. The Hoedown class will continue this quarter but will only be 45 minutes long. We found that at the end of the day, this age group struggled to stay connected for a longer amount of time.
5. I would like to introduce you to our newest FAE Team Member, Darrius Latham. Darrius is bringing to Saint Paul the high energy and precision of Step Dance. He, along with Miss Brianna, will be presenting a deeply rich dance style with a theatrical component. The spirit of umoja, the Swahili word for "unity", will be demonstrated in their wide variety of dance influences and routines. Darrius is a Havelock native and a Havelock High School Senior, Honor student, Beta Club member,and former NJROTC. He has been in All County Chorus for the past 5 years, Honors chorus at HHS and a Youth Leader in in church. Not only is he the HHS Step Team Captain, he is also been a Boys and Girls Club Volunteer for the past 3 years, where he has been teaching Step Dance to the other youth. Please welcome Darrius to the Home of the Knights!
6. We are so pleased to have Mrs. Norton back with us. At this time she will only be accepting students that have previous experience for theTuesday and Wednesdays classes. The appropriate level of music book will also be required and can be purchased at the local music store for a small cost. If there is enough interest from new students, she will add a class on Fridays for 3-4pm. Please contact me directly if you have interest.
7. Many of the students are using borrowed instruments from my lending music library. If they are missing a guitar case or the case is coming apart, please let me know so I can resolve that situation. I have spoken to a few students about how they have mistreated their instruments. Please remind your child that they are not toys and if they have been borrowed from me, I expect them to come back in the same shape that they received the instrument. If your student is no longer going to take the corresponding class, please return the instrument to me as soon as possible. Dear Saint Paul Families,
Creative Design & Basic Drawing Skills: Taffy Pritulsky
In Creative Design Class, Taffy Pritulsky will focus on art history, elements of design and architecture in a small group lesson. The Basic Drawing Class will be for students that show advanced artistic ability and interest in creating art. Each step of the creative process will lead up to a short presentation by the artist and their work will be on display. Mrs. Pritulsky is originally from New Jersey, a graduate of Marymount College (BS) and the College of Norte Dame (ME). She and her family are parishioners of Saint Paul’s and her 2 daughters are alumni of Saint Paul School.
Sign Language Class: Meredith McKee
Meredith McKee is a native of New Bern, NC with a B.A. in History and Political Science from Greensboro College. She has been a counselor for many years at Camp Sea Gull and Camp Seafarer. She is presently the assistant director for the New Bern Civic Theatre production of "Mary Poppins". You may have also seen her grace the local community theater stages in her many productions as a performer and multiple leadership roles behind the set. Meredith has also studied ASL, American Sign Language, and participated in many of the Stage Hand Theatre productions where ASL is used. These various programs and experiences in Eastern North Carolina has allowed her passion for educating and supporting young people to extend beyond the classroom. Meredith is also a freelance Graphic Art and Web design business owner, McKee Media. Her skills and talents will be a great asset to the FAE program.