Join our CAST of Supporting Characters
CAST—Creative Arts Students and Teachers—funds visual and performing arts programs at Fort Worth Country Day that would otherwise not be supported.
These experiences enhance students’ artistic visions, open their minds to the arts world beyond FWCD and engage them in hands-on work with dynamic professionals. The Department of Performing and Visual Arts thanks Supporting CAST for helping to enrich activities each school year and for hosting receptions for visual and performing arts events on campus.
Supporting CAST is also seeking volunteer assistance with receptions at art displays and performances. Tasks include plating cookies, setting up tables before events, and light clean-up after performances. Contact Pam Darrow or Teri East for information or questions regarding CAST reception volunteer opportunities.
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Supporting CAST in Action
Thanks to your generous donations to Supporting CAST, we were able to present the following opportunities and more to FWCD students during recent school years:
- Guest artist workshop for cross discipline exchange between studio art and photography students to learn the technique of creating a collage on a sealed wood panel with resin coating.
- Guest artist tintype workshop in collaboration with Greenhill School to expand students’ understanding of traditional photographic techniques and open new creative possibilities.
- A hair and makeup artist during the productions of Miracle Worker and Chicago to provide instructions, tools and assistance that enables students to confidently apply their own makeup before performances.
- Master classes and small group lessons with Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra players for all Middle School string students; Keyreel Raskolenko, acclaimed ethnic fiddler, performance during a Middle School assembly.
- Guest technical director to assist in The Nutcracker performance.
- Ballet master classes with dance professionals; a trip to Winspear Opera House for a performance.
- Expert painting instruction by John Hartley, Director of Gallery 414.
- On-campus woodturning workshop with the North Texas Woodworkers Association to create candlesticks on lathes with one-on-one guidance.
- Calligraphy workshop with a professional calligrapher from the Fort Worth Calligraphy Guild.
- A Pysanky workshop (an ancient Ukrainian art form that involves dying eggs with intricate designs using a wax-resist method and dyes) with Bob Byers, Director of the Fort Worth Botanic Garden.
- Guest artists to perform and collaborate with Lower School students and Falcon Flyers in rehearsals and performances.
- Pianist/vocal instruction during Musical Theatre class with coach Ruth Shook
- Dedicated stage manager for the spring musical.
- Choreography and musical theatre workshops with Caitlin Carter and Persis Ann Forster for choir students.
- Guest choreographer for Middle School Show Choir for the Lone Star Show Choir Invitational set.