Wesleyan’s Fine Arts Program enhances each student’s educational experience through a Christ centered exploration of the visual and performing arts. Beginning in Lower School, students build a solid foundation in the arts with weekly music and visual arts classes. Each class also presents an annual drama production, with the highlight being the fourth grade Easter Play performed annually for the entire student body. Students wishing to expand their performing arts experience may elect to take on-campus private music lessons.
Middle and High School Fine Arts programs share a state-of-the-art 57,000 square foot Fine Arts Building, featuring four art studios, two computer labs (a Mac lab and a MIDI lab), two band and chorale rooms with adjacent practice rooms, and a one-hundred seat Black Box Theater, Lencke Theater.
Upon entering middle school, students expand their visual or performing arts skills by electing to take daily band, chorus, drama or visual arts classes. Fine Arts elective options expand even further in high school to include a myriad of visual art courses, (including photography), Symphonic Band, Chorale, and Drama. Extra-circularly, middle and high school students may participate in one of five theater productions (two musicals), marching band, drum line, basketball band, or winter guard.
In each of these opportunities and at all levels, the distinguished fine arts faculty seek to help students discover and cultivate their God-given gifts in the fine arts and use them for His glory.
To enroll in private lessons for the 2013-2014 school year for K-5 dance or LS, MS, and HS music please fill out the form here.
Recent Fine Arts Accolades:
- Madeline Day's artwork was selected as one of twelve winners in the 4th annual Southern Teachers Student Art Contest. Her artwork will be reproduced in the Southern Teachers Agency art calendar for the 2013-2014 year.
- At the Southern Star Music Festival 5th grade band earned one gold and two silver ratings, 6th grade band won all gold ratings, and Advanced band won all silver ratings. In addition, the 6th grade band won the Sweepstakes, scoring the highest in their category than any other group.
- At the Southern Star Music Festival 5th and 6th, and 8th grade Advanced Chorus received all gold star ratings and won the Sweepstakes, scoring the highest in their categories than any other group. Also, the 5th and 6th and 8th grade Advanced Chorus tied for a new award, the Grand Champions, designating them the highest scoring group of all those competing.
- 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th grade Chorus students received Superior (the highest) ratings for performing four songs and site reading at the recent Large Group Performance Evaluation.
- Ricky Yoder (12th) received a Shuler Best Actor nomination for his role as Tevye in "Fiddler on the Roof:
- Jay Bell (10th) received a Shuler Honorable Mention for his role as Perchik in "Fiddler on the Roof" and Steve Broyles (faculty) received a Shuler Honorable mention for the set and sound design of "Fiddler on the Roof"
- Rachel Robinson (11th) and Natalie Connor were accepted at the district level of the All State Awards for their artwork
- Mallory Macgill (12th) was accepted at the state level of the All State Awards for her oil painting, Broken Down.
- Isabella Mateu was named one of the top 50 finalists in the SCAD junior challenge for her charcoal drawing, Self Portrait
- Ricky Yoder (12th) won first place for his essay at the State Literary Meet
- Jordan Zimmerman (10th) won fourth place for at the State Literary Meet for her solo
- Abby Yang (7th) was asked to participate in the All State Band as a flute player
- Angela Yang (8th grade) was asked to participate in the All State Piano Solo Competition and won second place in the Master Class Award.
- Allie Bell (8th), Gigi Huggins (7th), and Ricardo Hurtado (8th) participated in All State Chorus
- Arabella Barnes (5th), Alex Cope (5th), Cardo Gottlich (5th), Shannon Kelly (8th), Christy Stipe (12th), Caroline Robertson (11th), Isabella Mateu (11th), and Meghan Sullivan (12th): Received an Honorable Mention at the "Shutter Sense and Non-Sense" photography competition
- Johnathan Kim: 7 Gold Key Scholastic Awards for his artwork: Music is 3D, Tapestry Satchel, American Dream Canceled, Evaporation, Morning Business, Design the Catalyst, Research of Myself, and a Silver Key Scholastic Award for: Competition.
- Janie Harper: a Gold Key Scholastic Award for: Harmony, and a SIlver Key Scholastic Award for: Urban Excursion.
- Grace Hodges: a Gold Key Scholastic Award for Vulnerability, and an Honorable Mention for Sweet Temptation.
- Mallory McGill: a Silver Key Scholastic Award for Broken Down
- Drew Middleton: an Honorable Mention for Leap Collage.
- Kate Lackey placed 3rd in the Shakespeare Monologue competition at the Christian in Theater Arts (CITA) festival.
- Jay Bell placed 3rd in the Solo Musical Theater competition at CITA.
- Andrew Sabonis-Chafee placed 3rd in the Contrasting Monologues competition at CITA.
- Ryan Shin (10th), Erin Boyd (10th), Cassie Pilgrim (10th), and Henry Pilgrim (12th) advanced past the District Honor Band auditions and to the All State Audition
- Erin Boyd (10th), Cassie Pilgrim (10th), and Henry Pilgrim (12th) were named first chairs in the District Honor Band audition.
- Cassie Pilgrim (10th) and Henry Pilgrim (12th) passed the All State Band audition and were both named first chair on their respective instruments.
- Henry Pilgrim (12th), Casse Pilgrim (10th), Victoria DiStasi (12th), Christy Zachary (12th), Erin Boyd (10th), Bruce Duane (10th), Julianna Simms (11th), and Ryan Shin (10th) were selected to play in JanFest at the University of Georgia.
- Advanced Winter Gaurd placed first in their classification in their first competition.
- Winter Drum Line placed first in their classification at their first competition at Mill Creek High School.