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Whitefield Chorus and Drama Perform at Mable House
Categories: General, Fine Arts
Posted: 10/17/2017

Whitefield singers performed at the 2017 Mable House Storytelling Festival on Saturday, October 14. Along with groups from surrounding schools, including a lively set from the Pebblebrook Gospel Choir, Whitefield’s Middle School Chorus and cast members from Whitefield's upcoming play, "Anything Goes," charmed the crowd with a range of musical...



Brown and Childree Demonstrate Painting Techniques
Categories: General, Fine Arts
Posted: 10/16/2017

Middle and Upper School art teachers Rebecca Brown and Debbie Childree enjoyed demonstrating and sharing their painting techniques on Saturday, October 14, at the Taylor-Brawner House as visitors came through to view the Taylor-Brawner House Park with Art exhibit. Both teachers had paintings featured as part of the exhibit.

"It was...



Innovations for the Marching Band
Categories: General, Fine Arts
Posted: 10/16/2017

Upper School students Paxston Richards, Karalese Wehner, and Luke Wilson used Whitefield's Innovation Lab to build these three creative tombstones for props in the 2017 marching band halftime show, “Echoes from the Dark Side; Villains In Action.” As you guessed, they go along with the songs "Monster Mash," "The Grinch,"...



Visual Arts Teachers Refuel Their Creativity
Categories: General, Fine Arts
Posted: 10/2/2017

Mrs. Brown and Mrs. Childree are always on the lookout to encourage and inspire each other as artists by entering juried art competitions, which allows them to grow in their abilities and creativity as teaching artists. Locally, both teachers have photos accepted as part of the South Cobb Arts Alliance...



Brown's Photography Selected for NAEA Member Exhibition
Categories: General, Fine Arts
Posted: 9/21/2017

Congratulations to Upper School art teacher Rebecca Brown! Her photograph, "Resist," was selected for the 2017 National Art Education Association (NAEA) Member Exhibition that will be showcased in the NAEA Studio & Gallery in Alexandria, Virginia, from October 1, 2017, through April 15, 2018.

NAEA received 422 submissions for this exhibit; the...



New Middle School Choral Techniques Paying Dividends
Categories: General, Middle School, Fine Arts
Posted: 9/20/2017

By: Abe Okie, Chorus Teacher

The 2017 Middle School Chorus is well underway. I attended a conference over the summer and took courses focusing on the developmental needs of Middle School singers. This year, I'm incorporating some different techniques specifically targeting sixth-, seventh-, and eighth-grade students, and, so far, it is...



WolfPack Marching Band Ready for New Season
Categories: General, Fine Arts
Posted: 8/26/2017

The 2017-2018 Marching WolfPack Band is ready to go! After participating in a grueling, but satisfying, weeklong band camp from July 31-August 4, the students were excited to perform their first halftime show of the season at Mt. Vernon Presbyterian School on August 25.

This year’s halftime show is entitled “Echoes...



Fine Arts Faculty Hone Skills and Have Fun Over Summer
Categories: General, Fine Arts
Posted: 8/19/2017

Whitefield's fine arts department spent the summer honing their skills and having fun across the country and the world. Read all about their experiences below!

Elizabeth Weathington, Lower School Music and Computer Teacher
Ms. Weathington had the wonderful experience of working at a musical theater camp through Due West United Methodist Church....



Brown Featured in Marietta Juried Art Show
Categories: General, Upper School, Fine Arts
Posted: 7/10/2017

Upper School art teacher Rebecca Brown was selected as a featured artist for the Metro Montage XVII, an annual juried exhibition at the Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art. Her artwork, "Moonscape," will be on display from July 8 through September 10.

Metro Montage features works of fine art by contemporary artists that showcase...



Seniors to Pursue Arts after Whitefield
Categories: General, Upper School, Fine Arts
Posted: 5/16/2017

Seven members of the Class of 2017 will continue to pursue their passion for the arts after they graduate Whitefield this month. While some students see the arts as an extracurricular activity, this group of seniors sees it as a way of life.

• Jessica Burnett – University of Tampa, majoring...



Whitefield Lower School Participates in Invitational Art Festival
Categories: General, Lower School, Fine Arts
Posted: 4/25/2017

On April 21, the Lower School participated in the Invitational Art Festival held at Mt. Bethel Christian Academy. The artwork of 19 students was selected to represent Whitefield Academy. This was a very successful event; we came home with 21 “Excellent” awards and 14 “Superior” awards! 

The following students earned awards:

First...