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The Arts


Richmond Secondary School students have many opportunities to be engaged in the arts as we offer a wide range of classes and clubs in music, drama and theatre and art.  Our RSVP Theatre presents entertaining live plays, musicals and one-act shows and our outstanding bands and vocal groups rehearse and perform all year. Richmond students can also explore drawing, painting, sculpture and digital media and arts.  Our school is home to a 275-seat theatre, a well equipped music room with recording studios and spacious art and graphics studios.  All students are encouraged to take classes in the arts or join an extra-curricular fine arts club such as the Art Club.

Teacher Contacts:

Art - Ms. T. Lamiel, Ms. A. Shelling, and Mr. R. Zadorozny (Graphics & Yearbook)

Drama & Theatre - Ms. I. An

Music - Mr. T. Sheppard

Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.  To be an artist is to believe in life.  I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn't say any other way - things I had no words for.  Music is life, that's why our hearts have beats.  Music can change the world because it can change people.  I regard theatre as the greatest of all art forms, the most immediate way in which a human being can share with another the sense of what it is to be a human being.