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Art, Drama and Music

From the Art Studio

Wednesday, February 28th, 2024

“In Rhetoric School art this year we have been focusing on creating a variety of values, layers, and washes in watercolors,” says art teacher Jenn Atwell. “The students had several projects before this still life; one was learning to paint three dimensional effects of draped fabrics. Students had to pay attention to creating soft edges in their transition...

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Second Grade Poetry

Friday, May 5th, 2023
Ms. Sawyer's second grade class has been learning about meter and rhyming and the students have been practicing writing their own poems:
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From the Music Room

Tuesday, May 2nd, 2023

"In second grade, we've been reviewing the difference between rhythm (the pattern of the words in a song) and an ostinato (a repeating pattern)," says teacher Kara Faraldi. "We have a chant that goes 'An ostinato is a repeating pattern' and we say it over and over again. One little girl went home and was saying the chant repeatedly. After about...

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Why Shakespeare?

Tuesday, May 2nd, 2023

There is a great benefit to introducing students to Shakespeare in the latter Grammar School years. Academically, it prepares students for engaging with his text when they move to the Upper School and it helps them with reading comprehension. After all, not only does one have to remember what the lines are but one has to understand what Shakespeare is saying and communicate...

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On the Coram Deo Board this Month

Sunday, April 30th, 2023

Coram Deo means "before the face of God." Each class has a Coram Deo board where teachers post work that is done with such excellence that it meets this standard. On kindergarten's board have been some beautiful paintings inspired by VanGogh's Starry Night.

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The Importance of Being Earnest

Saturday, April 1st, 2023

Congratulations to the entire cast of The Importance of Being Earnest for a job well done! This extracurricular main stage production delighted audiences over four performances last week with its satirical comedy. Special thanks goes to Kara Faraldi who directed the performance and to Center Church, City Church and Calvary Chapel for their generosity - and to all...

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Extracurricular Spotlight: Choir

Thursday, March 23rd, 2023

This is the second year of the Regents Cantorum, an extracurricular choir in the Logic and Rhetoric schools. “Starting the Cantorum last year was a God thing,” says music teacher Kara Faraldi, “Three of us, separately, came up with the idea at the same time and the synergy gave it momentum.” So far the Cantorum has performed the national anthem at...

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Author Visit: Jonathan Miller

Saturday, March 18th, 2023

Author Jonathan Miller visited Grammar School in March to talk about his work as an author-illustrator. Mr. Miller has published a four-book series about Sammy the dachshund and captivated students with his work. His time with grades four through six focused on the writing process. Students learned about how Mr. Miller has approached writing and had the chance to ask...

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The Artwork of Steve Prince

Monday, March 6th, 2023

In art class recently students have been listening to New Orleans brass band music that influenced the artwork of artist Steve Prince, a professor and art evangelist at William and Mary. He has used his artwork to show the courage of prior generations and communities that found resilience and hope in their faith and music. "We talked about Paul and how despite his...

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Drama Night 2023

Wednesday, March 1st, 2023

Congratulations to first through fourth grades in their class plays this year! First grade performed The Little Red Hen, second grade performed Happy Birthday, Beatrix Potter and Stone Soup. Third grade performed Atalanta and the Great Race, and fourth grade performed Robin Hood. A job well done, students! A big thanks to Ms....

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Spotlight on Grammar School Dance

Tuesday, November 1st, 2022

For the first time ever, Regents is hosting fall extracurricular dance classes in the Grammar School! Students are learning The Waltz of the Flowers and the Snow Scene from the Nutcracker for a performance before Christmas. “One thing that has been special about this year,” says teacher Olivia Pincombe, “is how the group of students who danced last year...

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From the Art Studio this Month

Friday, October 28th, 2022

"This month in second grade art, we have been working on line drawing of birds as we study the artist Audubon, and his incredible contributions of his bird paintings.  The students have been working on color theory, focusing on coloring a color wheel and understand the relationships between primary and secondary colors."  -Jenn Atwell, art teacher

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Perspective in Art

Wednesday, October 5th, 2022

Fourth graders have been learning about perspective in art and are working hard at implementing their discoveries as they render a three dimensional hallway onto a two-dimensional sheet of paper. Leonardo da Vinci once said, "Perspective is the rein and rudder of painting. Perspective is to painting what the bridle is to the horse, the rudder to a ship."

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Regents Students and Faculty in The Sound of Music

Saturday, July 30th, 2022
This July four members of the Regents family performed as part of Charlottesville Opera's beautiful production of the THE SOUND OF MUSIC! Rose Dorss (12th) and Ms. Faraldi were in the ensemble. Lawrence (6th) and Lucy (11th) Stelow played two of the...
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Grammar School Ballet Recital

Wednesday, May 25th, 2022

After a pandemic hiatus, dance returned to Regents this year! Led by art and kindergarten teacher Olivia Pincombe, an accomplished ballerina herself, more than 30 students learned some of the fundamentals of classical dance and delighted audiences with their work at a performance at Portico Church. Thanks to Portico Church for letting us use their space and for John Wang...

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Art Show

Wednesday, May 11th, 2022

Two local artists came to Regents to judge our annual art show! Each student selected their favorite work of the year from art class and winners were awarded by category (drawing, painting, mixed media) and age group (grades 1-3, grades 4-6, Logic School, Rhetoric School). "Every year our goal is to highlight the accomplishments of our amazing artists at Regents,"...

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Shakespeare Night

Saturday, April 30th, 2022

Sixth grade presented A Midsummer's Night Dream and fifth grade presented scenes from Twelfth Night, Much Ado About Nothing, Romeo & Juliet, The Taming of the Shrew, The Comedy of Errors, As You Like It, and Hamlet at Shakespeare Night.

"I think deep down inside all of us, we long...

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Master Class on Ceramics

Sunday, March 13th, 2022

First grade participated in a master class in ceramics from UVA Professor Tom Clarkson. “We discussed form and function,” said art teacher Olivia Pincombe “and how an artist can choose when form and function match and when they don’t. We made functional clay works, and can see the glory of the Lord creating us with both beautiful form and workable...

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Bisa Butler Art for Black History Month

Sunday, February 13th, 2022

In honor of Black History Month, all art classes in February are studying the art of Bisa Butler, a contemporary fiber artist who creates quilt portraits that celebrate Black life, both historical figures and everyday people. Ms. Butler is a young artist single-handedly creating a new genre of fine art quilting. As students reflect on her techniques, colors, subjects, and...

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Professional Violinist Visits Kindergarten

Monday, January 24th, 2022

Professional violist Rachel Yonan and mother of kindergartener Isaac, performed for classes as part of kindergarten’s study of Johann Sebastian Bach. She challenged students to think of words to describe the emotions they felt while she played Bach. “Fast!” was a favorite first answer – but that description soon grew to include joyful, warm, and even...

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