The Arts at Pepin Academies

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The Arts at Pepin Academies

At Pepin Academies, we believe that the arts play a vital role in fostering creativity, self-expression, and personal growth in students. Our comprehensive Arts Program offers a wide array of creative opportunities all designed to ignite the passion for the arts in our students. At Pepin Academies, we understand that each student has a unique way of learning. We celebrate diversity and encourage students of all abilities to participate and shine in their chosen art forms. We are committed to providing a supportive and stimulating environment for their artistic journey.

Creative-Based Learning

At Pepin Academies, we understand that each student has a unique way of learning. Our Arts Program follows a creative-based learning approach, allowing students to explore their artistic talents in an inclusive and supportive environment. We celebrate diversity and encourage students of all abilities to participate and shine in their chosen art forms.

Performing Arts Courses

Students are encouraged to explore their creative potential through our dynamic performing arts courses. Led by experienced instructors, our courses offer a supportive environment to cultivate a passion for the performing arts and ignite a journey towards artistic excellence.

Students in performance course

Dance

  • Currently offered on our Riverview Campus.

Students develop dance techniques and movement vocabulary in two or more dance forms. In the process, dancers demonstrate the use of class and performance etiquette, analytical and problem-solving skills, and studio practices in a safe dance environment. Students may have the opportunity to attend and/or participate in rehearsals and performances outside the school day to support, extend, and assess learning in the classroom.

Digital Cinema

  • Currently offered on our Tampa Campus.

The purpose of this program is to prepare students for initial employment in the Digital Cinema Production field as equipment operators, camera assistants, sound equipment operators, editing equipment operators, set builders, grips and lighting equipment operators and visual effect artists. The content includes, but is not limited to, the history of cinema, the use of photo editing software, production writing and management, art direction, lighting, cinematography, audio production, postproduction, and stereography.

Drama

  • Currently offered on our Tampa Campus.

Students’ course work focuses on, but is not limited to, acting, vocal performance, dance, non-dance movement, and staging, which transfer readily to performances in musicals and other venues. Students explore the unique staging and technical demands of musicals in contrast to non-musical plays. Public performances may serve as a culmination of specific instructional goals. Students may be required to attend and/or participate in rehearsals and performances outside the school day to support, extend, and assess learning in the classroom.

Film

  • Currently offered on our New Port Richey Campus.

Students explore the fundamental concepts, terminology, techniques, and applications of digital imaging to create original work. The instructional focus will be on film. Students produce digitally animated images through the single or combined use of computers, digital cameras, digital video cameras, scanners, photo editing software, drawing and painting software, graphic tablets, printers, new media, and emerging technologies. Through the critique process, students evaluate and respond to their own work and that of their peers to measure artistic growth.

students in music course

Music, Sound Technology, and Chorus Courses

Comprehensive courses in music, sound technology, and chorus give students an opportunity to dive into the world of melodies and rhythms and learn the art of sound production.

Whether an aspiring musician, a tech-savvy sound enthusiast, or someone who loves to sing, our courses offer a harmonious blend of education and creativity to help students achieve their musical ambitions.

Chorus

  • Currently offered on the Riverview campus.

This class promotes the enjoyment and appreciation of music through the performance of beginning choral repertoire from a variety of times and places. Rehearsals focus on the development of critical listening skills; foundational instrumental technique and skills, music literacy, and ensemble skills; and aesthetic musical awareness. Students may have the opportunity to attend and/or participate in rehearsals and performances outside the school day to support, extend, and assess learning in the classroom.

Guitar

  • Currently offered on our Riverview campus

Students will work on developing basic guitar skills and knowledge, including simple and full-strum chords, strumming patterns, playing/singing simple melodies, foundational music theory, parts of the guitar, and ensemble skills. Beginning guitarists explore the careers and music of significant performers in multiple genres. Students may have the opportunity to attend and/or participate in rehearsals and performances outside the school day to support, extend, and assess learning in the classroom.

Music Technology & Sound Engineering

  • Currently offered on our Riverview Campus.

Students explore the fundamental applications and tools of music technology and sound engineering. As they create and learn its terminology, students also learn the history and aesthetic development of technology used to capture, create, and distribute music. Students may have the opportunity to attend and/or participate in rehearsals and performances outside the school day to support, extend, and assess learning in the classroom

Instrumental Techniques

  • Currently offered on ourNew Port Richey Campus

Students will develop musicianship, technical proficiency, and performance skills. The course focuses on the development of skills and techniques through scales, etudes, and solo literature. Students may have the opportunity to attend and/or participate in rehearsals and performances outside the school day to support, extend, and assess learning in the classroom.

Art Exploration Courses

Under the guidance of skilled artists students can embark on a journey of artistic discovery with our captivating art exploration courses.

Students are encouraged to experiment with various mediums and cultivate their unique style. Our courses provide a nurturing environment for students to explore, express, and evolve their creative vision.

students showing artwork

2D Art

  • Currently offered on all Campuses.

Students experiment with the media and techniques used to create a variety of two-dimensional (2-D) artworks through the development of skills in drawing, painting, printmaking, collage, and/or design. Students practice, sketch, and manipulate the structural elements of art to improve mark making and/or the organizational principles of design in a composition from observation, research, and/or imagination. Through the critique process, students evaluate and respond to their own work and that of their peers.

3D Art

  • Currently offered on our Riverview Campus

Students in Creating Three-Dimensional Art, investigate a wide range of media and techniques, from both an historical and contemporary perspective, as they engage in the art-making processes of creating 3-D artworks, which may include sculpture, assemblage, and/or ceramics. Student artists reflect on their own artwork and that of others through critical analysis to achieve artistic goals related to craftsmanship, technique, and application of 21st-century skills.

Ceramics

  • Currently offered on our Riverview Campus.

Students explore how space, mass, balance, and form combine to create aesthetic forms or utilitarian products and structures. Instructional focus will be on ceramics and/or pottery. Media may include, but are not limited to, clay and/or plaster, with consideration of the workability, durability, cost, and toxicity of the media used. Student artists consider the relationship of scale (i.e., hand-held, human, monumental) through the use of positive and negative space or voids, volume, visual weight, and gravity to create low/high relief or freestanding structures for personal intentions or public places. They explore sharp and diminishing detail, size, position, overlapping, visual pattern, texture, implied line, space, and plasticity, reflecting craftsmanship and quality in the surface and structural qualities of the completed art forms.

Digital Arts

  • Currently offered on our New Port Richey Campus.

Students explore the fundamental concepts, terminology, techniques, and applications of digital imaging to create original work. Students produce digital still and/or animated images through the single or combined use of computers, digital cameras, digital video cameras, scanners, photo editing software, drawing and painting software, graphic tablets, printers, new media, and emerging technologies. Through the critique process, students evaluate and respond to their own work and that of their peers to measure artistic growth. This course incorporates hands-on activities, the use of technology, and consumption of art materials.

Students in culinary course

Culinary & Computer Courses

Our engaging culinary and consumer science courses allow students to explore the art and science of culinary excellence, family dynamics and everyday living.

These courses offer a blend of hands-on experience and insightful knowledge equipping students with practical skills for nurturing relationships and independent functioning in everyday life.

Culinary Arts

  • Currently offered on all  Campuses.

This program offers courses that provide coherent and rigorous content aligned with challenging academic standards and relevant technical knowledge and skills needed to prepare for further education and careers in the Hospitality & Tourism industries. The content includes but is not limited to Sanitation and Safety; Maintenance and Operation of Equipment; Recognition and Identification of Foods; Proper Storage of Foods; Methods of Preparation; Usage of Foods; Methods of Cooking; Garde Manger; Nutrition; Baking; Communication Skills; Math Skills; Computer Applications; Professionalism; Culinary Organization; Food and Beverage Purchasing; Food and Beverage Management.

Family and Computer Science

  • Currently offered on our Riverview Campus.

This course provides coherent and rigorous content aligned with challenging academic standards and relevant technical knowledge and skills needed to prepare for further education and careers in Human Services. The content includes but is not limited to food preparation and nutrition, housing, consumer and personal finance, apparel selection and care, parenting skills, healthy relationships, leadership skills, and employability skills.

New Port Richey Campus

Riverview Campus

Tampa Campus

Wesley Chapel Campus