Arts

ARTS

Drama 

Students participate in many dramatic and musical performances each year. Each spring, a theatrical musical is performed by students from the Middle and Upper Schools. Drama students produce one performance each interim, and Middle School students present a well-known musical every spring. In addition, performing arts and humanities have provided students with additional opportunities to perform on stage, just some of which are listed below. Students also assist in production, choreography, set design, lighting, sound, playbill design and creation, and advertisement. They learn poise, presence, and gain increased self-esteem.

    • Aladdin
    • Annie
    • Fiddler on the Roof
    • A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
    • Murder in the Vicarage
    • My Fair Lady
    • Pasticcio
    • Renaissance Feast
    • Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
    • Little Shop of Horrors
    • Alice in Wonderland
    • Sound of Music
    • Beauty and The Beast
    • You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown
    • Scrooge

Music

Music is a big part of every GPS student’s training. Every 6th grader takes a class in instrumental music, as do most 7th and 8th graders. Upper School students may continue their training in music by taking Jazz Band, guitar, or hand bell class as one of their electives. All musical classes perform in concert each interim, both for the student body and for the public. In addition, the groups have frequent invitations to perform for special events in the community such as the Thursday Musicale, the Prime Timers, and Trinity Rotary Club banquets.

    • Hand Bell Choir

The Genesis Hand Bell Choir is a community resource and receives more invitations to perform than can be scheduled. The “Genesis Ringers” are not only well-known, but they are also a focused team of performers who serve our community in concerts throughout the year. Our Hand Bell Choir has performed in France, England, and throughout the Tampa Bay area.

    • Jazz Band: Consists of select high school instrumentalists and vocalists who perform at various locations as well as produce an original CD annually

 

Visual Arts:

Art for the Genesis Prep student includes both 2-D and 3-D art. Students learn twelve basic design ideas–derived from the Elements and Principles of Art–which can be applied to projects using many of the following media: Drawing with pencil, colored pencil, pastels; Painting with watercolors and acrylic paints; Collage, and Recycled art; Clay–hand building, coil, slab-built, and wheel-thrown pottery. Students are not required to become artists, but they are required to do their best, to persevere, and to do more than they think they can as they apply design ideas to their artwork. Projects are graded on completeness, craftsmanship, creativity, and design. In addition, students participate annually in the contests listed below.

Art Contests

  • Pasco County Children’s Art Festival: Genesis Preparatory School students submit original artwork for display at our community park yearly. GPS students have received many honors for their work.
  • The Art of Recycling: This contest is sponsored by Pasco County and is designed to encourage students to be environmentally conscious. Students design sculptures using recycled materials. GPS students typically place high among contest winners.
  • D.A.R. Poster Contest: This contest is sponsored by the Daughters of the American Revolution and is designed to promote understanding of American history. Awards are given from the local to national levels, with Genesis students consistently placing with top awards.