Nardin Academy's 2011 completion of the Fatta Center for the Arts, encompassing art and dance studios, an orchestra room and a full music facility, reflects our commitment to the integration of the arts into our curriculum. The arts faculty is dedicated to encouraging students to discover and develop their artistic interests and potential, with the overall goal of preparing our students for the challenges of the 21st century.
The Visual Arts curriculum at Nardin Academy contains a variety of creative and conceptual projects where students are able to express their artistic talents through multiple art forms. Students are recommended and encouraged to exhibit their artwork in many shows and competitions throughout many Western New York galleries, as well as our own Fine Arts Show that takes place once a year.
- Advanced Clayworks
- Exploring Studio in Art
- Drawing & Painting
- Advanced Drawing & Painting
- Traditional Photography
- Traditional Advanced Photography
- Fashion Art & Design
- Interior Art & Design
- 3D Scupture
- Portfolio Prep
A fun introductory course where students learn basic ceramic skills and techniques through creative projects. These projects allow students to gain knowledge about local contemporary ceramic artists, become more aware of specific elements and principles of design, as well as learn about different cultures. Fee $55.00. 1 semester, 4 days/cycle, alpha, level 1.
This is a secondary level course that allows students to expand their skills from Clayworks by challenging themselves with more demanding techniques and conceptual projects. Students also have the opportunity to learn how to throw on the ceramic wheel. Prerequisite: Clayworks. Fee $55.00 1 semester, 4 days/cycle, alpha, level 1.
This is a great class to take as an introduction to many art forms. Students will be able to experiment with many art mediums, such as: drawing, painting, sculpting, working with clay, and much more. Students will also gain knowledge of contemporary artists! Fee: $45.00 1 semester, 4 days/cycle, alpha, level 1
Open to juniors and seniors. Learn how to shoot with a manual 35mm SLR film camera and gain understanding of camera settings, lighting, exposures, film, composition, and elements of art. Acquire all necessary skills for film developing and negative printing in the darkroom. Once you have mastered these skills you will explore creating art through photography. This course is a prerequisite for Traditional Advanced Photography and Digital Photography. All equipment including cameras will be provided. Fee $100.00. 1 semester, 4 days/cycle, alpha, level 1.
The fine art of photography taken to a much more creative level using alternative processes in the darkroom. Learn techniques such as hard coloring, multiple exposures, Polaroid transfers, negative manipulation, and colored toning. All equipment including cameras will be provided. Prerequisite: Traditional Photography. Fee $100.00. 1 semester, 4 days/cycle, alpha, level 1.
This course offers the opportunity to create artwork using a unique variety of materials and techniques. Explore and experiment with different printmaking processes, including monoprint, etching, linocut, and screen printing. Students will use carving tools, stamps, stencils, paints, inks and other materials throughout this course. 1 semester, 4 days/cycle, alpha, level 1.
Students will learn how the interior design process works, from concept to client presentation. Learn how to use color theory, the Elements of Art and the Principles of Design to create a successful room design. Create idea boards, floor plans, color schemes, and select surface and furniture samples. 1 semester, 4 days/cycle, alpha, level 1.
Nardin Academy’s Performing Arts curriculum encompasses a wide variety of interests and allows the student to pursue her artistic passion. All students have the opportunity to showcase their talents through numerous concerts and performances during the year at beautiful theaters and auditoriums throughout Western New York.
- String Orchestra
- Basic Piano Class
- Advanced Piano Class
- Beginning Music Theory
- Theater Basics
- Theater Arts
Course deals with beginning and rudimentary aspects of music including note recognition, clefs, scales, chords, key signatures, melody, harmony, and ear training. Students signing for this course must be in Band, Orchestra or Choir, or have had significant outside music experience. 1 semester, 4 days/cycle, alpha, level 1.