Creative Arts Week 2015 - SHOWTIME!
In week 9 the AISM Arts students and teachers were all involved in presenting art and performing for the entire week.
The theme this year was 'Showtime!' and one of the highlights was the inclusion of an Artist in Residence program where two circus trainers from Circus Avalon from Newcastle Australia came to work with all Middle School students and Senior Drama students in physical skills and use of circus props. The workshops were fun and exciting and certainly all students enjoyed the experience and continued practicing skills in the Big Top tent in the playground at lunchtime.
The Performing Arts floor and ground floor became an exhibition area for beautiful Visual Arts and Photography work of students from every year level. Here we were treated with and digitally manipulated inspired photography, 3D portraits, batik, self portraits, HSC works and Years 9 and 10 major works.
Drama presentations included Murder Mysteries from Years 9 and 10, fun plays developed by Year 7 along the lines of the circus and showtime theme and of course fun and wonderful the Middle School Production 'The Suessification of Romeo and Juliet'.
On the Music front we had the annual Music Showcase concert which featured intimate, under the spot light performances from our talented music students. This concert also featured our super AISM Orchestra. The week concluded with the annual 'AISM Rocks!' festival which featured an afternoon of rock music making in two venues simultaneously. An exciting event to end a great week.
Congratulations to all of the students, and there were many of them, who participated, created, laughed, shared and challenged themselves during the week.
Also a huge thanks to the Arts staff, Ms Mariasoosay, Miss Kitching, Mr Smith, Ms Goonting, Miss Manders- Jones and Mr Ervin for their hard work and inspiration to our students. Also thanks to the facilities staff for their continued assistance and support.