Explore the Arts at Forest Lake Academy
The Fine Arts at Forest Lake Academy provide an added layer to the educational experience we offer.
Participation in the Fine Arts offers opportunities for students to explore and express both their creativity and their faith, individually and collectively in worships, programs, and though our performing ensembles. We believe that Music is Ministry and a very important part of life.
Students are able to take intro to art classes all the way up to the honors classes. The initial classes introduce the students to a wide range of mediums and tools allowing them to experience a solid liberal arts education.
The honors classes allow students to focus more on a particular medium, tool, or style. There is a limited number of spots available for the honors classes which makes them highly competitive. Honors classes are offered to students who demonstrate a proficiency in their chosen study and who are self-motivated, independent, and persistent students.
The classes offered include Ceramics, Sculpting, Drawing, Painting, Photography, and Theater.
The curriculum is primarily project based which includes a number of collaborative assignments. There are also a number of field trips planned for various classes to expand the students’ experience and deepen their learning.
At the end of the school year the entire art department puts on the annual Art Show, displaying all the students’ most recent work. There is also a large end-of- the-year play that the Theater Department produces.
Forest Lake Academy is proud of its
- 120+-member choir, Voices
- 67-member Concert Band
- 33-member string orchestra
- 13-member bell choir –Solid Bronze
- and our performance choir, Cantabile.
These groups have the opportunities to perform at worship services in churches and in schools all over the state of Florida, for special programs at the Academy, and for community events, including several Disney events. In addition, Concert Band, Cantabile, Solid Bronze and Strings take a Tour each year. Last year these ensembles presented 23 performances in seven different cities and three states. These experiences offer our students creative ways to share their musical gifts and faith with their classmates as well as numerous audiences outside the Orlando area.
For band students who need assistance to reach high school playing level, a Band Ensembles class will provide small group instruction to develop their skills. When they are ready they can join the Concert Band.
In addition to these ensembles, private instruction is available in brass, guitar, piano, strings, voice, and woodwinds.