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ALL ATHLETIC EVENTS AND AFTER SCHOOL ACTIVITIES ARE CANCELED TODAY BECAUSE OF THE INCLEMENT WEATHER FORECAST AND POSSIBLE FLOODING.

Summer School - Arts

History of the American Musical -- Appreciation

Examining Musical Theatre as a commercial product, an agent for cultural change, and as a chronicle of our times this course is an historical survey of this uniquely American art form. We will look at the musical's development from its origins in minstrel shows, light opera, vaudeville, and burlesque; to its contemporary form with a focus on the changing views of audiences and in the context of American and world culture. Instruction will be based on readings, lectures, discussions, and aural and visual aids. The class will also attend a live musical theatre production each week.

This course is open to all rising 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th graders.

Horace Mann students will receive one half-credit for this course. This course runs from Monday, June 17 - Wednesday, July 3 (Session I -- 3 Week Courses)

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Mr. Ben Posner will teach this course.

 

Introduction to Art History: Global Architecture -- Appreciation -- This course is now CLOSED (4/22/19)

This course is designed to provide a foundational knowledge of global architecture, both sacred and secular. Ultimately, students will be able to critically think about why buildings appear as they do, and even have opportunities to design their own dream structures. The first semester is titled Sacred Spaces. Students will discuss various belief systems from around the globe and learn about architectural forms built to support/further/facilitate rituals for those beliefs. Students will be exposed to architectural forms from around the world, thinking critically, for instance, about why a Hindu temple appears and is experienced differently from a Christian basilica. The second semester will be called Modernism, Materials, and Machines. During this half of the course students will explore the changes that nineteenth century building materials created in architectural forms. They will consider the use of iron, steel, and glass, and move through the modern world of architecture to the machine age. Finally, students will study contemporary architecture and the use of computers to plan structures that cease to look inhabitable or functional and yet are built. Throughout the course, students will explore the balance between utility and aesthetics. What function does architecture serve beyond the practical? The year will end with students designing their own spaces with the use of some very basic computer design programs and perhaps physical models of buildings.

This course is open to all rising 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th graders.

Horace Mann students will receive one half-credit for this course. This course runs from Monday, June 17 - Wednesday, July 3 (Session I -- 3 Week Courses)

Mr. Avram Schlesinger will teach this course.