Arts and Culture
Frisch offers students many opportunities to pursue the Arts outside of the classroom.
The Frisch Art Club gives students a forum to express their artistic talents. Students can study media which include: acrylic paint and canvas, advanced pastel work, charcoal, pencil, watercolor, mixed media wire and other two and three-dimensional media. Instruction is individualized and based on student interest. Technical skill development in realistic drawing, perspective and advanced color theory is also available. Fashion students learn basic sewing, fashion illustration, draw and study fashion from different eras.
The Drama Society is famous for its annual spring production. During the school year, students study acting methodology, script/character analysis, directing techniques, set/light design, theatrical protocol, mime and improvisation. Publicity, lighting/sound, set/props, production assistants, and tech staff are just some of the essential committees needed to ensure the success of the play.
Students in film club study and critique films, learning about film techniques, genre, character and plot development. Social commentary and specific directors and producers are studied as well.
Students study the process of photography, camera technique, composition, light, color contrast and harmony, space, texture and other artistically useful perceptions. Students are also introduced to digital cameras and computer manipulation of photographs. They also study various genres of photography including photojournalism, black and white, portrait, landscape, nature and cityscape.
The Poetry Club meets once a month and is comprised of two types of audiences. For the student who would like to learn more about poetry, different types of contemporary American poetry are read and discussed during the meetings. For the student poets who would like to improve their poetry writing skills, the club offers a sympathetic audience to critique their work.
Female students in all four grades choreograph dances in preparation for school performances and dance competitions.