The Visual Arts Programs at Immaculata provides the foundation for students to express themselves confidently through a rich variety of art media and techniques. Students are challenged to think creatively, encouraged to take risks, and instructed in skill development so they are prepared to express themselves visually. Artistic vocabulary, critical thinking skills and art history are integrated with the exploration of drawing, painting, printmaking, pottery, airbrush, mosaic and mural art. Students take part in an annual gallery show, field trips and experience guest artists.
Offers drama classes in grades 8, 9, and 10 with a focus on the academics of theatre while still using performance as a tool to teach. Our Theatre and Performing Arts 11/12 program operates as a viable theatre company, dealing with all the aspects of theatre (business, technical, performance) through a single semester, culminating in a final series of performances.
We have an extracurricular drama club for students not able to fit fine arts into their class schedules, and have performed at various venues throughout our city.
The music program at Immaculata provides a variety of options for students who enjoy music. Classroom music reflects the new BC curriculum with concert band, ensemble groups, and music history-based projects. Noon hours provide time for students to join one of two jazz bands. Students participating in our school masses can contribute with vocal or instrumental music.
As an extension to the classroom program, students showcase their music outside of the school, as well. Grade 8 and 9 students travel to local schools in the spring to promote the program with concerts. Grades 10-12 students represent our school outside of the Okanagan valley as part of the Fine Arts trip, also in the spring. All music students are encouraged to share their music at their own churches by performing music at masses and other special events.