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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 […]

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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 […]


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 […]

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 […]

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The Winter Trimester has Started!

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As you may have known already, the winter trimester has started and for the Fine & Performing Arts at Eastside Prep that means the start of a lot of new classes and activities. Some of the new classes that have rotated in include: Playing Shakespeare (Middle School), Directing (Upper School), Digital Filmmaking (Middle School), Digital […]

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New F&PA Faculty: Brian Hutcheson – Director of Fine & Performing Arts

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Director of Fine & Performing Arts M.A.T., Teaching Art and Design Education, Rhode Island School of Design, B.S. Drawing and Painting, Biola University Brian (“Hutch”) is excited to start in a new position at EPS during the 2014-2015 school year – Director of Fine and Performing Arts. Promoting the arts at EPS will be a […]


New F&PA Faculty: Ginger Ellingson – Music Teacher

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Fine & Performing Arts B.A., Science, Technology and Society, Minor in Music, University of Puget Sound; Virginia (Ginger) has been a music teacher for a number of years, although that wasn’t her first calling.  After finding her initial career path unfulfilling, Ginger went back to school for music education.  Ginger is looking forward to […]


New F&PA Faculty: David Holmes – Drama Teacher

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Fine & Performing Arts Also: Production Manager B.F.A., Theatre, Cornish College of the Arts David came to EPS mid-year in 2012 to work in the new Levinger-Poole Commons Theatre. This year David looks forward to taking on several new classes as the EPS Drama Teacher, as well as teaching Stagecraft and managing events in […]