Wayland Academy recognizes the aesthetic, intrinsic, and educational value of including Fine Arts in a comprehensive learning experience. Wayland’s Fine Arts faculty provides students classes, performances, and extracurricular opportunities in the visual arts, drama, and music that students will carry with them for the rest of their lives.
Spring semester; .25 credit. A hands-on studio class for beginning artists that teaches the foundation of ceramics and sculpture. This class will place emphasis on developing an understanding of the Elements of Art and the Principles of Design through project-based learning. Projects will explore clay and glazing as well as other forms of sculpture. Students will learn to how photograph their work and participate in group critiques. Artists will have the opportunity to show their work. Artists will have the opportunity to show their work.
Fall semester; .25 credit; This course is available to all students. A hands-on studio class for beginning artists that teaches the foundation of drawing, painting, and ceramics. This class will place emphasis on developing an understanding of the Elements of Art and the Principles of Design through project-based learning. Students will learn to how photograph their work and participate in group critiques.
Fall semester; .25 credit; Drawing, painting, and building skills. explore materials and processes watercolors, inks & pastels. Emphasis is on composition. Prerequisite: Art Exploration 1 in 2D or permission from instructor.
Spring semester; .25 credit. Continue studies in ceramics and sculpture Learn mold making, platers casting, and life casting. Emphasis will be placed on composition, craftsmanship and concept. PreRequisite Art Exploration 1 - 3D.
Seniors only. Intense class to develop mastery in the concept, composition, and execution of ideas using a variety of techniques to show ability & problem solve. Students submit a portfolio to the College Board. Prerequisite: Consent of the instructor.
This is Wayland’s premier contemporary a cappella vocal ensemble consisting of dedicated and hardworking singers. Singers will extend skills learned in Concert Choir including vocal technique and listening skills by singing close harmonies with no piano accompaniment. Prerequisite: Members must enroll in either Concert Choir or Music Ensemble Hybrid.
This year long course, for seniors only, offers students a chance to experience graphic design and media production first hand. In the first part of this course students will be responsible for creating and publishing the Yearbook. This process includes photography, template design, and editing on a digital, web-based platform. After the completion of the yearbook, students will continue to develop their understanding of the principles of design and art elements by practicing basic photo editing; as well as designing digital media such as posters, logos, and original products.
This year-long course will focus on developing an area of concentration in drawing, painting, ceramics, or photography. Emphasis will be placed on concept, execution, and artist statements. The number of works produced will be dependent on the medium and student’s predetermined plan. Projects will include parameters based on medium, providing artistic freedom and personal exploration. Students will continue to photograph their work, build portfolios, and participate in one-on-one and group critiques. Prerequisite: Consent of the instructor.
Students learn to read rhythms, identify all instruments and instrumental families, identify major and minor key signatures, identify intervals, triads, and 7th chords and practice sight-reading and ear training.
Students wishing to further their music theory studies will learn about 7th chords, chord and score analysis, 4-part composition and chord progressions. This class meets daily in the second semester. Prerequisite: Music Theory I.
.25 credit/semester. Learn ensemble techniques i.e. blend, intonation, and interpretation by studying various styles of music. Music theory is focused on daily. Performs jazz, "classical," and pop music, and standard concert band.
.25 credit/semester. Choir meets daily as a group. Students sing as individuals and in a group. Sight reading skills, vocal techniques, choral techniques, and performance techniques are taught and practiced.
This ensemble meets daily and works on ensemble techniques such as balance, blend, intonation, and interpretation through the study of various styles of jazz music. Prerequistite: Students must be in concert band to be in jazz band.