Middle School

Middle School Fine Arts

The purpose of the Arts programs at Headwaters is to provide opportunities for our students to develop skills in creative problem solving; to practice a craft with dedication; and to express thoughts, ideas, and feelings about the world. In the High School we offer year-long and semester-long classes so that students can try a variety of modalities.

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  • Film

    In our MIddle School Film Program, students learn visual storytelling and cinematography, and study an array of non-sync genres: silent shorts, experimental/studio art pieces, music videos, and non-sync narratives. There is at least one final project that will showcase at an exhibition outside of class.
  • Studio Art

    The purpose of the Studio Art course at Headwaters is to introduce students to the languages, concepts, and practices of art through visual and art historical perspectives. Students will be engaged in discussion about the elements of art, such as content, composition, style, method and materials. Students will also be introduced to a range of visual art practices, including drawing and painting, sculpture, printmaking, photography, conceptual and installation art, video art, earthworks, and performance art, as well as craft and graphic design.
  • Photography

    This hands-on introductory course will explore the basic concepts and techniques of digital photography. Through structured assignments, weekly outings, and in-class workshops, students quickly begin to develop their own perspectives and will use photography to express ideas and emotions. From learning basic photo retouching/editing, using natural light, and learning about historical and contemporary art, photography will become a way of life.

  • Music

    Our music program includes woodwinds, strings, percussion, and brass. Our focus is for students to learn musical skills such as improvisation, musical notation, safe and accurate instrument fundamentals, and independent musical reading skills. While students do gain important fundamental skills such as sight reading and scales, the main intention of the program is creativity and improvisation. Student performers eventually learn to create music from within themselves, not just recreate notes from a page. 
  • Theatre Production

    The Middle School Theatre Production allows students to participate in all aspects of a production, including acting, back-stage support, tech, and production. This after-school group meets twice a week leading up to the show in the late fall. All experience levels are welcome to audition; there are parts for everyone.

Springs Campus

18 months to Pre-K
6305 Menchaca Rd.
Austin, TX 78745
Phone: 512-443-8843

Creek Campus

Elementary School
9607 Brodie Ln.
Austin, TX 78748
Phone: 512-804-2708
Fax: 512-628-4810

River Campus

Middle & High School
807 Rio Grande St.
Austin, TX 78701
Phone: 512-480-8142
Fax: 512-480-0278