Welcome from the Fine Arts Chair
Welcome to the Fine Arts Department of St. David’s School where students participate in an award-winning, comprehensive arts curriculum from Pre-Kindergarten through Twelfth Grade. Our fine arts specialists provide experiences in visual arts, media production, vocal music, guitar, band instrumental music, and the theater arts. Advanced Placement courses, honors courses and independent studies in a variety of fine arts subject matter rounds out our curriculum.
Performance opportunities are abundant for our performing arts students. Currently, we have five bands, five choirs, and four theater productions per year. The choral and band departments regularly have performers in the state level honors ensembles and the NC Governor’s School for the Arts. Our theater productions are played to sellout crowds in our state-of-the-art Performing Arts Center.
Visual arts students have opportunities to work in 2-D and 3-D design, drawing, photography, sculpture and painting. Examples of their work have won awards in local competitions and have been displayed in various venues in our community. Travel opportunities are made available each year to our performing and visual artists. Whether it’s hitting the art museums in New York City, performing in duomos in Venice, Italy, singing at Disney World or competing with the Wind Ensemble or Middle School Vocal Ensemble in Williamsburg, our students gain a breadth of knowledge of the performing arts. God has blessed our St. David’s artists with incredible talent and we are so happy to offer ample opportunities in which they can share it.
"I believe all parents hope their children have the opportunity to develop their God-given talents and reach their potential. This happens in the Fine Arts Department at St. David’s. The outstanding faculty nurture, guide, and challenge their students to appreciate and create beautiful art." –Virginia Siefkes, parent and Fine Arts Boosters President 2011
The Fine Arts Department is committed to helping students discover and develop their creative gifts. St. David's School believes that every child, as an image-bearer of the Creator God, is born with the capacity to create, whether it be through the painting a picture, acting a scene, singing a melody, or playing an instrument. In keeping with the school's mission, the Fine Arts department expects that as each student's faith develops, their character will then mature, and their knowledge will produce the highest forms of creative expression. The arts have always reflected the surrounding culture of a society. By encouraging them to pursue virtuous artistic endeavors, St. David's trusts its students will positively enrich and influence the society in which they live.