Visual & Performing Arts

Visual & Performing Arts at Crossroads is one of the cornerstones of our curriculum, encouraging creative growth in a challenging yet nurturing environment through courses and co-curricular activities in visual arts, music, and theater.

Faculty encourages artistic growth and creative thinking through a strong foundation of technical skills and visual problem solving. Students are encouraged to be aware of and respond to the world around them with their own unique vision. Through process and practice students develop the confidence to express that vision and strengthen their voice.

We educate and prepare all students and provide a strong college preparatory platform for those students seeking a career in the arts. Many students go on to pursue careers as working artists in fine arts, music, theater and television/film.

Visual Arts Classes Offered

  • 2D Design
  • 3D Design
  • Advanced Drawing
  • Art for Social Change
  • Art in Perspective (required for all 10th grade students)
  • Book Making
  • Ceramics
  • Digital Photography
  • Drawing & Design
  • Life Drawing
  • Illustration
  • Painting
  • Portraiture
  • Printmaking
  • Sculpture
  • AP Art History
  • AP Studio Art Portfolio

Visual Arts Activities & Clubs

  • Art 21
  • Mixed Media Portraiture
  • Murals
  • Origami
  • Pinhole Photography
  • Repurpose & Redesign

Theater & Dance Classes Offered

  • Acting Intensive
  • Acting Studio
  • Dance Choreography
  • Dance Technique
  • Directing Class
  • Film Production
  • Improvisation
  • Middle School Drama Explore (a compilation of improvisation, the history of theater and Shakespeare, short skits, games, and activities to assist and develop public speaking skills)
  • Musical Theater
  • Play Production
  • Shakespeare Salon
  • Sketch Comedy
  • Theater for Social Change

Theater & Dance Activities & Clubs

  • HD Broadway
  • Musical Auditions
  • Stepping
  • Theater Techies

Music Classes Offered

  • Computer Music/Composition
  • Concert Band
  • Concert Choir
  • Contemporary Music Ensemble
  • History of Western Music
  • Intro to Music (9th-12th grade, beginner & advanced levels offered)
  • Jazz Band
  • Music Ensemble (9th-12th grade, beginner & advanced levels offered)
  • Music Explore Class (7th & 8th grade)
  • Percussion Ensemble
  • AP Music Theory (10th-12th grade)

Music Activities & Clubs

  • Chamber Orchestra
  • History of Hip Hop
  • Pit Orchestra
  • Songwriting