The Arts at Farragut
Drawing, Painting, Sculpting
Designed for a wide variety of students with varying levels of experience and is designed to build and strengthen a skill set in drawing, painting, and sculpture. Projects are based on artwork from around the world. Here are some projects we've done:
- Aboriginal Dot Paintings
- Maori and Polynesian Tiki Surfboard Designs
- Charcoal Portraits
- Over-sized French Playing Cards
- Impressionist Animal Paintings
The art room has a studio atmosphere, in which students are encouraged to explore and express their creative sides. We typically have some kind of music playing in the background to help clear our minds. Most students begin in the High School Studio Art Class, and many choose to continue onto the Advanced Art Honors Class, which is a continuation course in which students are given more responsibility and freedom with their projects.
Offered as an elective in Middle School (6-8 grade) and in High School (9-12 grade). We have up to three productions a year (Fall, Winter, and Spring) but may often have more.
Recent High School Productions
- Little Shop of Horrors
- It’s a Good Life Charlie Brown
- A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
- The Wedding Singer
Recent Middle School Productions
- The Jungle Book
- The Lion King
- The Elves’ Christmas Magic
- A Christmas Carol
- Broadway Beat
Students learn the art of photography and layout as they design the school's annual yearbook.
Film & Animation
This is a course in which students learn the process of filmmaking from beginning to end. Students watch over 200 clips from roughly 150 different films as they learn about what goes into modern cinema, as well as a brief history of the art form. This class is offered to students in grades 8-12.
Students are able to join an appropriate level band during Middle and High School, and there is also an after-school band for upper grade levels in Elementary School.
Farragut's band program has a long tradition. During our first year (1933-1934), there was a military band, a dance band, and an orchestra. The Band Program is an essential part of the school: performing for parade events, in marches local and away, and in concert settings, and is often invited to participate in military events. The performing ensemble is designated as “The Admiral’s Own Band” and benefits from various other ensembles that feed into this group. In 2012, the band performed at the Blackthorn Memorial, at the invitation of the US Coast Guard, at the Mardi Gras parades in Mobile, Alabama, in the “Illuminated Night Parade” in Saint Petersburg, as well as various other events, on and off campus.
Chorus is a mixed-voice ensemble singing a variety of compositions from diverse historical periods and styles. It is open to all students from grades 9-12.
Orchestra is a string ensemble, occasionally augmented by winds and percussion, playing a variety of repertoire suited to the students participating.