The visual and performing arts programs provide the quintessential backdrop for Glenholme students to thrive in. From metaphors to personification along with the laughter of comic relief, the audience and actors are the fabric of The Center for the Arts. Every Glenholme student has the chance to share their talent through the powerful tools of our arts program. Here they liberate their imaginations and bring creativity to life.
The Center for the Arts is a world-class creative facility for visual and performing arts, where students are exposed to many levels of theatrical production. The music building is impressively equipped with a state-of- the-art recording studio, a dance room and a variety of instruments for listening and learning. In art courses and activities, students learn about a variety of art mediums, techniques, and processes such as drawing, print-making and photography. The campus is filled with examples of student art, from self-portraits to still life, landscapes, murals and spectacular photography.
Artistic expression is embraced, respected, and nurtured at Glenholme. Students learn and develop leadership and social skills through the enjoyment of arts activities. Communication, creative thinking, problem-solving, accountability, adaptability, and relationship building are just a few. The understanding and experiences that the arts provides students allows them to increase their self-esteem and learn positive methods of expression.
The goal of the visual and performing arts is to provide a therapeutic environment designed to offer experiences often unavailable to students with special needs in traditional schools. It provides students innovative tools that enhance their education. Glenholme believes the arts give students their own personal stairway to social confidence and success.