Arts at Pace

Welcome to Pace Academy Arts!

There’s just something about escaping into a character, really feeling the music or translating the image in your head onto canvas. In all of its forms, art introduces new perspectives, presents exciting challenges and encourages students to THINK BIG.

At Pace, we provide the highest level of artistic experience and knowledge, and we embed study of the visual and performing arts in our curriculum at every level. It begins with introductions to art and music in the Lower School, where students participate in class plays, our annual holiday program and, in the fourth and fifth grades, join our band, chorus or strings ensembles.

Our offerings expand in the Middle School as young artists explore new mediums through visual art courses, participate in drama, play in the band or orchestra or sing in the chorus. Extracurricular activities offer additional outlets for students to discover their artists passions and hone their talents.

Upper School students further specialize in the visual arts with courses in photography, ceramics, drawing, painting and sculpture. Or, they pursue band, chorus, strings, acting and stagecraft in the performing arts. Advanced Placement classes in art history and music theory provide additional opportunities to develop expertise—knowledge and experiences we encourage students to leverage in the college-application process.

Our teachers are committed to delivering positive personal feedback as part of the learning process. They encourage students to explore and experiment in the arts, to find and pursue their passions. We emphasize process and tradition while remaining current with pedagogy within each discipline. Over time, expanding performance and visual arts opportunities provide outlets to share talents both within and outside the Pace community.

We’re proud of our artistic traditions, and we’re sure that every student will find a place in the arts!

Dr. Danny Doyle
Visual & Performing Arts Chair



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Arts News

Name a Broadway-inspired film that combined Joan Collins, Donny Osmond and the music of Andrew Lloyd Weber. That's like Dynasty meets Teenie Bopper Idol meets Phantom of the Opera—a juxtaposition that makes one's head spin. If you guessed Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, you're correct!

Staged as a follow-on to the highly successful 1971 Broadway production of Jesus Christ Superstar, also written by Andrew Lloyd Weber and Tim Rice, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat first appeared as a full-blown musical on Broadway in 1982. The work is based on the Biblical story of Joseph and offers a cornucopia of enthralling musical and dance numbers sure to delight the whole family.

The production features more than 30 Upper School actors and a Lower School chorus. Admit it—you've never seen a Lower School chorus on Broadway. We're on the cutting edge here at Pace, so don't miss this show! Performances will take place Thursday, Nov. 9, and Saturday, Nov 11, at 7 p.m., and Sunday, Nov. 12, at 2 p.m. Tickets ($10 for Students, $20 for adults) are available now at pace.booktix.com.

Pace is proud to partner with Atlanta Celebrates Photography's 2017 festival, the largest annual community-based photography festival in the U.S.

As part of the festival, With Animals, a collection of 50 images by photographer Willard Pate, is on display through Oct. 30 in the Fine Arts Center. The images capture interactions between animals and human beings in Cuba, Brazil, Peru, Argentina and England. A closing reception will take place on Friday, Oct. 27, at 7 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

On Oct. 31, Human Tribe, works by National Geographic photographer Alison Wright, will open in the Fine Arts Center and run through Nov. 30. This exhibition of global portraits celebrates the diversity and connection of our visual human tapestry. A reception featuring a public talk and book signing will take place Nov. 29 at 7 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

The Middle School drama department's fall one-act, The Rules of Comedy, takes the stage tonight! The physical-comedy extravaganza with a twist showcases the cast's ability to balance tragic high drama with flying rubber chickens and cream pies, while dressed in pirate hats and gorilla suits. Sit down, buckle up and hold on, because playing by "the rules" has never been so much fun.

Performances take place in the Fine Arts Center tonight at 7 p.m. and Friday, Oct. 6, at 2 p.m. Admission is free.

Cheer on the Lady Knights in the Area Championship volleyball game tonight, then stick around to watch the show!

Pace is proud to partner with Atlanta Celebrates Photography's 2017 festival, the largest annual community-based photography festival in the U.S.

As part of the festival, With Animals, a collection of 50 images by photographer Willard Pate, is on display now through Oct. 30 in the Fine Arts Center. The images capture interactions between animals and human beings in Cuba, Brazil, Peru, Argentina and England.

A closing reception will take place on Friday, Oct. 27, at 7 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. Please stop by the Fine Arts Center to see the show!

Pace is proud to partner with Atlanta Celebrates Photography's 2017 festival, the largest annual community-based photography festival in the U.S.

As part of the festival, With Animals, a collection of 50 images by photographer Willard Pate, will be on display Oct. 2-30 in the Fine Arts Center. The images capture interactions between animals and human beings in Cuba, Brazil, Peru, Argentina and England.

A closing reception will take place Friday, Oct. 27, at 7 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. Please stop by the Fine Arts Center to see the show!

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