What does Urinetown Sound Like?

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Our all school production of Urinetown, The Musical is coming up next week with an invited dress rehearsal on May 6th and performances on May 7th and 8th all at 7pm at the Kirkland Performance Center.  I stepped into the rehearsal yesterday and recorded a short snippet of the cast working with the musicians. I’m confident […]

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Eastside Gravity Racers

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We’re introducing a new event this year to celebrate our Spring visual art classes called Eastside Gravity Racers.  If you’re familiar with the pinewood derby event commonly held by boy scout troops, this event will look somewhat similar but with a more artistic twist. We’ve started building our racer cars with students this week and […]

The Way to Urinetown

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Our Spring all school production of Urinetown the Musical is well under way.  I had the opportunity to sit in on part of rehearsal the other day and I thought you might like to see a sneak peek of the students working to prepare the show. Please save the date for May 6th (an invited dress […]

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Digital Tools vs. Traditional Tools

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This article, Paint or Paint App? Value of Creating Digital Vs. Traditional Art from the KQED blog Mind/Shift, does a great job of laying out many of the issue that are creeping up in our school and beyond about the value of digital vs. traditional creative tools. While it focuses on iPads in many examples, […]

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From Winter to Spring

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We have come to our final transition to a new trimester for the year at EPS from Winter to Spring and there is much to celebrate as well as look forward to.  In the Winter Trimester we enjoyed performances from our Middle School and Upper School choirs, the Instrumental Music Ensemble, the Directing class in their […]

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Graphic Design & Propaganda

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In collaboration with the US drama production of The Memorandum written by Vaclav Havel and translated by Vera Blackwell, the D block Graphic Design class created a series of propaganda posters promoting the language of Ptydepe. For a little more context, here is a brief description of the play: This Orwellian gem is set in […]

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Making Connections in Theatre

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There are four artistic processes you will find in every Fine & Performing Arts course at Eastside Prep: 1. Creating Conceiving and developing new artistic ideas and work. 2. Presenting, Performing, Producing – Performing (dance, music, theatre): Realizing artistic ideas and work through interpretation and presentation. Presenting (visual arts): Interpreting and sharing artistic work. Producing (media […]

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How Painting Can Transform Communities

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The Arts are powerful. They help us celebrate, remember, connect and communicate. They also have the power to transform our communities. Here is a lovely video from TED highlighting the work of two Dutch artist using paint to change the world. At Eastiside Prep, the Arts are an integral part of every student’s experience and […]

Fall Music Concert Highlight

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I hope you had a chance to attend the Fall Music Concert, but I know a few of you might have missed it.  This video, filmed by students Allison Gliner and Cole Johnsen and edited by Ms. Roberta Christensen, captures one of the highlights of the evening. In it you will see our Upper School Choir […]