Fine Arts Department Mission Statement
The Fine Arts are and essential part of every child's education in the Auburn Public Schools. The Arts enables the seneses to explore, develop and become whole and well rounded individuals.
The Fine Arts encourage analytical thinking skills, fine and gross motor skills, self discipline, problem solving skills, team work as well as individuality, cross curricular exploration and social skills.
"ARTIST IN RESIDENCE" PRIVATE LESSON PROGRAM SIGN-UP
APS offers a wide variety of after school private lessons including piano and guitar. If your student wishes to participate, please fill out the following form:
All lesson payments may be made through our online payment system: https://unipaygold.unibank.com/customerinfo.aspx
Please look for "Fine Arts" and select "Private Lessons" and/or "Artist In Residence Program".
If you have any questions regarding the program, please email the Fine Arts Department Co-Directors:
Ginny Bailey, Grades 6-12: firstname.lastname@example.org
Maria Garrow, Grades PK-5: email@example.com
SWIS STRING PROGRAM SIGN-UP
Please sign up your child for the SWIS String Program using the following form:https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfa6SDS63btf76fPZMfOLzpZczZSI44EG7MUjnPExfkc9CygQ/viewform?usp=sf_link
INSTRUMENTAL LESSON PAYMENT
NEW FOR 2019-2020 SCHOOL YEAR! ALL INSTRUMENTAL LESSON PAYMENTS ARE ONLINE!
Click on "Fine Arts" and follow the prompt for the appropriate program.
NOTE: It is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED that ALL APS Lesson programs are to be paid for through UniPay. If you MUST pay by check, please mail your payment to:
Business Office, Auburn Public Schools, RE: Instrument Lesson Payment ,5 West Street, Auburn, MA, 01501
ON YOUR CHECK PLEASE INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING IN THE MEMO: Your CHILD'S last name and their school/grade.
Please DO NOT remit payment for your child's instrumental lessons to their Music Teacher, Classroom Teacher, and/or Main Office at your child's school. All payments are to be made online or by check to the APS Business Office.
If you have any questions regarding Instrumental Lesson payment, please contact:
For SWIS Strings & Band and AMS Strings: Maria Garrow - firstname.lastname@example.org
For AHS and "Artist In Residence" : Ginny Bailey - email@example.com
APS FINE ARTS FACULTY
Department Co-Chairs: Virginia Bailey & Maria Garrow
Pakachoag Elementary School: Deborah Hughes Johnson, Visual Art: Maria Garrow, Music
Bryn Mawr Elementary School: Deborah Hughes Johnson, Visual Art: Maria Garrow, Music
Swanson Road Intermediate School: Gayla Bieksha, Visual Art: Kristina Caruso, General Music/Strings: Megan Speidel, General Music/Band
Auburn Middle School: Michele Prunier, Visual Art: Collin Myers, Instrumental Music: Juli Duchesneau, Vocal Music
Auburn High School: Amanda Bastien, Visual Art: Ginny Bailey, Instrumental Music: George Eisenhauer, Vocal Music
The Fine Arts Curriculum shall be:
1. Conceptually Based
2. Sequential and Cumulative
Grade K-5 receive Music instruction twice during a 6-day rotating schedule. Students at Swanson Road in Grades 3-5 may choose to participate in our Strings Program which meets at various times prior to the start of the school day. Grade 5 students also have the option to participate in Concert Band.Auburn Middle School offers Band and Chorus as Electives as well as an auditioned Honors Choir and Jazz Band. Music electives at Auburn High School meet daily during each trimester and are as follows: Chorus, Band, Jazz Band, Music Theory, History of Rock, Beginning Guitar, Beginning Keyboard and AP Music Theory.
K-5 Students receive Art once in a 6-day rotation for 45 minutes. Art instruction includes both the exploration of art but also entails students developing fine and gross motor skills. At Auburn Middle School, Art is taught as an elective. Art electives at the High School meet daily during each trimester and are as follows: Studio Art, Ceramics, Painting, Drawing, Introduction to Art and AP Studio Art.