Arts at Clinton

Art and Design (Required – 9th grade)
In Art and Design 9th grade students will explore different methods through which artists develop their artistic practices. Students will be encouraged to experiment, observe and reflect as they work with a variety of different materials. Each project will offer an opportunity to engage with sophisticated conceptual and compositional challenges. In order to supplement the art making process students will look at, discuss and write about other artists and their work.

Digital Photography (Required – 10th grade)
Digital Photography students will be engaged in a rigorous yearlong quest to better understand the unique role that photos play in our understandings of ourselves, the world around us and of history. Students will be challenged to use their cameras to investigate ways that they can frame what they see to give it meaning to other viewers. Students will study the history of photography with the intention of better understanding contemporary uses of photography in art.

Click here for a look at the 2018 – 2019 Photography slideshow.

IB Film, Standard Level or Higher Level (Required – 11th and 12th grade)
This is a two-year course of study in film genre and production. During the second year of the student’s film studies course they are required to produce a short documentary. The process and planning of this piece will require students to develop and strengthen their research skills. Two broad differences between standard level and higher level courses in film are the time and depth of study. Standard level course require at least 150 hours, while higher level courses require at least 240 hours of study. The amount of time spent in higher level courses is higher because students study the content in greater depth.
IB Internal Assessments in the 11th and 12th grades
IB External Assessments in the 12th grade

Performing Arts

The second upper grades musical, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, was a tremendous success! Congratulations to the students and parents who made it happen.