The Fine Arts
Art and the beautiful have had a special place in the Catholic Church for centuries and Ville de Marie teaches this to the students. In every class students are taught to do all things beautifully, gracefully as an act of love for God's creation. It is through the fine arts that students from a very early age begin to draw, act, and sing. With the knowledge of these skills students will be able to appreciate beautiful paintings, music, and Liturgy. Through acquiring a refined taste of the fine arts students will develop their talents in order that their work will always reflect God's majesty and glory.
Students begin the school year with the opportunity to honor our Creator with their voices, as Latin Chant is taught to every student. Students are exposed to the beauty of great art throughout the ages and explore the artists attempt to glorify Our Lord and Our Lady. In the second semester, students learn speeches and perform theatrical plays to honor Our Lord.
What a piece of work is a man, how noble in reason, how infinite in faculties, in form and moving how express and admirable, in action how like an angel, in apprehension how like a god.
Every spring for the past four years, the upper school at Ville de Marie Academy has chosen one of William Shakespeare’s plays to bring to life on the stage. The students have brought their considerable talents to nearly every aspect of the production. They have designed and created sets, props, and costumes, worked behind the scenes as members of the crew and tech teams, and even composed original music for Shakespeare’s lyrics. Our spring plays have provided an opportunity for the whole school community to enjoy these beautiful works in the medium in which they were intended to be experienced.
Past shows have included:
The Tempest (2015)
A Midsummer Night’s Dream (2016)
Macbeth (2017) and
Twelfth Night (2018)