Creative Arts Week - Week 8 - SHOWTIME!


Creative Arts Week - Week 8 - SHOWTIME!   November 23 - 27.

The annual ‘Creative Arts Week’ will involve the school community in activities in Visual Arts, Photography, Drama and Music.

The theme this year is ‘Showtime!’ We will have visiting circus specialists as Artists in Residence from Circus Avalon in Australia working with our Drama students and also available at lunch in our AISM Interactive Arts Tent in the playground so students can try circus tricks and activities.  The school community will have opportunities to contribute to and design circus related artworks for the tent. Students will also be works of art themselves in face painting workshops!

The year 9 and 10 Drama class have been working on two 'Murder Mystery parodies' as their class productions this term. The plays, 'Murder Malodorous' and 'The Real Inspector Hound' each take place in a Drawing Room of a large English Manor, and each begin the same way - A man staggers on to stage and dies dramatically in the centre of the room. So whodunnit? But these are no well-crafted Agatha Christie or Arthur Conan Doyle tales, these plays are non-sensical, hilarious, and have more twists than an Elvis record. They will be performed on Thursday 26th of November in C216, 'Murder Malodorous' beginning at9:45am and 'The Real Inspector Hound' at 11:45. Year 7 are working on self devised physical comedy plays.

The Middle School Production will be on during this week on Wednesday 25th of November at 5.00pm. This year students are presenting the ‘Seusification of Romeo and Juliet’ which is Shakespeare with a zany twist.

Visual Arts students are busy developing their work for exhibition. Year 6 are working on animal reliefs and Year 8 caricature portraits. Year 9 and 10 Visual Arts are working on Surrealism and Year 9/10 photography Conceptual Arts and digital techniques. The opening of the Art exhibition will take place on Wednesday 25th November at 6.00pm.

The Music students are busy preparing for two performances. The annual ‘Music Showcase’ concert will be on Wednesday 25th of November at 7.00pm and from the final activity of this evening. It will include items from ensembles at AISM and individual and small group items.

The week concludes with the tradition of ‘AISM ROCKS!’ where students choose, rehearse and perform Rock and Pop music in 2 venues. Think Woodstock without the mud. This will take place on Friday 27th of November from 1.30 - 3.10.

Please come along and enjoy this celebration of Arts at AISM.

Mr Malcolm McCormick.