The Fine Arts are explored throughout the Montessori curriculum at every level from toddler through middle school. Toddlers explore a variety of techniques including watercolor and collage. In the primary classrooms these activities are expanded through the addition of the art folders. Lower elementary students explore how art is utilized to communicate ideas and concepts visually. Fine arts lessons in upper elementary and middle school delve into artists, art history, and the principles of design.
Izzi Robles is a recent graduate of the Savannah College of Art and Design, where she majored in Performing Arts and received minors in Vocal Performance and Casting. Izzi has been teaching private vocal and acting lesson for many years. Her students have ranged from 4 to 80 years old! Izzi actively works in the entertainment industry performing in musicals in the Atlanta area. She is thrilled to be working with the MSAE family!
In Ms. Izzi's Theatre Classes, students are taught performance skills, the history of the stage, theatrical terminology, and team building. Students do not only perform monologues, skits, and scenes, but they help write them as well? The students who prefer to participate backstage make costumes, design sets, and build props. Lower elementary classes focus on the basics of theatre, such as story building, memorizing lines, and vocal projection. Whereas upper elementary and middle school students dive into character analysis, literary elements, and the importance of objectives, obstacles, and tactics. Near the end of the school year, all students will apply their theatre knowledge when they perform their class plays.