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Category: Arts

Middle School Students Artwork On Display As Part Of Color My World Exhibit

Lausanne art students in the fifth and sixth grades began their year creating with various new mediums in their art classes. That artwork is now on display in Blackmon Gallery as a part of the Color My World exhibit through November 12. In the fifth grade, students studied the art of Alma Woodsey Thomas, (1891-1978). "They studied her artwork that features light and movement through color, pattern and line,” Middle School Visual Arts teacher Geri Passaro-Floyd said. &ld... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Monday, October 18, 2021

Stella Nichols Mural Project

Stella Nichols ‘25 devoted many hours before and after school this year, creating a mural inspired by Lausanne’s diverse and global environment in the stairway leading up to the library and Lower Middle School.  Check out this time lapse of the process and Stella's thoughts about the piece here:   Read More
Posted by Drew Smith

Musically Talented Upper School Students Hosts Concert Series For Alzheimer Patients

With Annabella Tian '22 leading the initiative, a group of Lausanne's Upper School students will use their musical talents to serve others.  The group, who call themselves Creativiteens, will host a virtual concert series for Alzheimer patients throughout March, April and May. The volunteer efforts assist in helping those with Alzheimer's engage with the music while providing visual and performance artists with an opportunity to get involved and share their skills with&... Read More
at Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Middle School Students Create Connections In Dear Evan Hansen Workshop

Friday afternoon in the Elder Performing Arts Center (EPAC), Lausanne eighth-graders gathered as part of a workshop that combined both social and emotional learning (SEL) and the Tony and Grammy Award-winning musical Dear Evan Hansen. The project is a result of a partnership between Dear Evan Hansen and Microsoft titled Creating Connections with Dear Evan Hansen. It is a program that educates and empowers teens to build more meaningful connections in their everyday lives. Dea... Read More
at Monday, March 8, 2021

Upper School Theatre Presents Fall Play, Trap

Students in Lausanne's award-winning theatre program have swooned audiences with passionate performances on EPAC's stage for decades. So when a pandemic threatened to halt live performances this year, students were determined to find a safe way to continue performing, because as P.T. Barnum famously said, "The Show must go on." "Live performance is a central part of the theatre program experience, and the upper schoolers have been working so hard to make taking the s... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Thursday, October 1, 2020

Lower Schoolers Design Outdoor Art Installations

On Wednesday, Mrs. Whittaker's first-grade class and Ms. Hadskey's third-grade class enjoyed a different kind of art experience when guest speaker Charlotte Albertson stopped by their classrooms.  Drawing on the inspiration of contemporary British sculptor, photographer, and environmentalist Andy Goldsworthy, the students took a trip to the great outdoors - whether that was on campus or in their backyard at home - to find inspiration in nature and design outdoor art i... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Thursday, September 10, 2020

Annual Night Of Broadway Virtual Auditions Are Open

Auditions are open for Lausanne students to take to the (virtual) stage for the annual Night of Broadway, hosted and directed by the Upper School thespians.  The show, normally held in the Elder Performing Arts Center (EPAC), features songs from Broadway musical favorites. Night of Broadway, which is in its 13th year at Lausanne, has become an annual favorite among students. The evening was originally started by a student to raise money for her grade. It was then passed on to the ... Read More
at Thursday, September 3, 2020

Upper School Students Reflect On And Share Their Music Experiences

At the end of each school year, Lausanne's music program usually hosts its annual Spring Concert, a highly anticipated performance put on by the students enrolled in the Middle and Upper School Band, Chorus and string ensembles. Although the students weren't able to perform in front of a packed house in EPAC this year, they were still given the opportunity to showcase their talents.  "Our students work together so well in so many ways to prepare and concer... Read More

Middle School Art Students Feature Photography In Virtual Gallery

Eighth-grade art students at Lausanne are working on a "forced perspective photography" assignment for teacher Geri Floyd's class and posting their finished work in a virtual art gallery. "The purpose of this lesson for my students was to get them thinking creatively while utilizing the technology that they had on hand while at home," Floyd said. "Their cell phones and computers could be used in a different way while we all are online learning during this time.&q... Read More
at Tuesday, May 5, 2020

A Calligraphy Lesson From Lausanne Teacher That Is Fun For The Whole Family

One of the challenges of teachers during this time of virtual learning is mimicking the classroom environment as best as they can. This is especially true in classes dealing with the arts. Re-creating the environment of the stage in the Elder Performing Arts Center (EPAC) or the Atelier is hard. However, IB Visual Arts & Director of the Michelangelo Project/Atelier Kate Manzo found a fun way to not only teach students a new skill but also include their families in the fun.  "Wh... Read More
at Friday, March 27, 2020

Lausanne Theatre Presents Spring Musical, Bye Bye Birdie

The curtain rises on the annual Lausanne Upper School spring play Thursday evening as the Lausanne Upper School Theatre Department proudly presents their production of Charles Strouse’s hit 1950’s musical, BYE BYE BIRDIE. Teen heartthrob, Conrad Birdie (Sultan Shah ’20) has been drafted. His managers, Albert Peterson (Whit Ford ’20) and Rosie Alvarez (Bri Warner ‘ 21), come up with a final publicity stunt for their troublesome client. Conrad is whisked away to c... Read More
at Thursday, February 20, 2020

Lausanne Celebrates Scholastic Art Awards Winners

Congratulations to all our student winners for this year's Mid-South Scholastic Art Awards Competition, sponsored by the Brooks Museum League.  Once again this year, Lausanne students are very fortunate to have been so widely recognized in this nationally acknowledged competition.   The Scholastic Art Awards is a nation-wide art awards program, which started in 1923.  It is the longest-running and most prestigious art awards program for artistic young people in ... Read More
at Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Middle School Invites You To James And The Giant Peach Jr.

Lausanne’s Middle School Theatre Department invites you and your family to experience their production of Timothy Allen McDonald’s, “James and the Giant Peach Jr.," a theatrical adaptation of Roald Dahl’s beloved book. You will be immersed in the world of James, a kid who finds himself traveling around in a giant peach. Throughout his fantastical journey, James deals with people and talking insects, who either want to help him or do harm to him. The play will be... Read More
at Thursday, December 5, 2019

Students Bring Eighteenth Century To Life With Art Project

Lausanne art students in the sixth grade began a sculpture project inspired by Marie Antoinette's eighteenth-century wigs in which they utilized paper as the primary medium.   The class, consisting of eight girls, viewed works created by Russian artist Asya Kozina. Kozina creates lavish wigs and clothing inspired by the eighteenth-century using white paper. Her works are showcased in galleries and fashion shows in Russia.   After the research, the students ... Read More
at Thursday, November 7, 2019

Lord Of The Flies Comes To The EPAC Stage This Week

After many weeks of rehearsals, the curtain rises on Lord Of The Flies, the Lausanne Upper School Theatre fall play for 2019.  Lord of the Flies, from the William Golding novel, traces the disintegration of the civilized individual into the savage.  "While the novel deals only with British schoolboys, we have chosen to cross-gender the story in order to add more texture and complication into ... Read More
at Thursday, October 3, 2019

Learning to Express Emotions Through Theater

Helping students understand their emotions and feel comfortable expressing them is important to developing caring and empathetic adults. As Lausanne Collegiate School's Lower School Conservatory took to the stage for a production of Annie, students learned how to express themselves as they built the self-confidence to take center stage. Read More