Welcome to Fine Arts

Our Fine Arts Department is proud to offer outstanding opportunities to explore creativity through music, drama and visual arts. Our fine arts program is well known across the city and the province for producing high-quality student work and outstanding performance ensembles. Our teachers are also well-known in their chosen artistic fields.

About US
Course Description

Visual arts & pottery

W.P. Wagner is home to an outstanding studio facility with state of the art equipment, which gives students the opportunity to create in diverse and mixed media types, and in both 2-D and 3-D. We offer full three-year programs in both general art and ceramics. Students who are looking for visual arts enrichment opportunities can earn credits and build additional skills in the focused areas of drawing or sculpture after the completion of Art 10.

INstrumental music

W.P. Wagner’s highly successful music program is a great representation of our school. Our music program offers something for everyone and for all abilities. Our students have the opportunity to choose a music stream that complements their studies in academics. Our program is focused on developing skills and giving our students the opportunity to explore a wide variety of musical styles and genres. W.P. Wagner music students are encouraged to participate in extra-curricular and co-curricular music ensembles and take advantage of music enrichment opportunities within Edmonton Public Schools and in the music community at large.

DIGITIAL AUDIO

W.P. Wagner’s new Digital Audio Program offers students an introduction to the world of audio production, creation, and live recording. Through hands-on training the students  discover a wide range of recording and production techniques while also building their musical knowledge and skills in aural training, composition, arranging, critical listening, and music theory. Students actively participate in the creation of various works and collaborate with one another throughout the entirety of the course. A variety of DAWs are used and explored and students are provided with access to state of the art recording and production equipment. The Digital Audio Program welcomes all students to explore their creative side and have some fun along the way.

Drama & theater

The lights, the sound, the audience, the actors. Our W.P. Wagner Theatre Department provides every opportunity to students to be a part of this vibrant element of our school’s Fine Arts community. Drama courses, full-length productions, one act plays, an award-winning improv team, technical theatre, Cappies, and a fully-equipped theatre are all part of the experience. Students will learn the key elements of character development, writing for the theatre, movement, improvisation, and how to become a stronger storyteller. So much of life is communication – drama offers students a way to focus, grow and gain valuable skills that will last a lifetime.

guitar

Guitar 15, 25 and 35 are for students who want to take music, but who do not necessarily play traditional band instruments. Students are introduced to a variety of techniques and theory while playing real songs in many styles. All levels include the opportunity to perform publicly in large class ensembles. Please note, students are required to provide a guitar for this course, which can either be purchased or rented for a small fee from local music stores.

FINE ARTS DEPARTMENT

For any inquiries please email

karly.kulpa@epsb.ca

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