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In celebration of our Virtual Homecoming 2020, we offered these encore presentations of the Be Someone Concert 2020, The Fall 2019 Dance Concert, and Ars Poetica, two beautiful virtual galleries of student artwork featuring the artistry and talent of NA alumni and current students.


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Be Someone Concert Spring 2020

Fall 2019 Dance Concert

3D Gallery: Senior Exhibition 2020 

Titled after the poem Ars Poetica by Archibald MacLeish

3D Gallery: Norfolk Academy Art From Home

In this time of Distance Learning, many students have been in their homes without art supplies.  Their challenge, and yours, is to make art with non-traditional materials. How creative can you be with what is around you everyday?  What can you make that no one else has ever seen before?  We hope this virtual exhibition of our Studio 1 students' work inspires the rest of us to make something from what we have around us.

Miss Mr. Watson's special Homecoming stretching session?  No worries!  Watch the recorded session here! Use passcode iz4!3XAe.

Let's Take Time to Breathe

A Health and Wellness Stretching Session 

with Dance Master Elbert Watson

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Ars Poetica

by Archibald MacLeish

A poem should be palpable and mute
As a globed fruit,

As old medallions to the thumb,

Silent as the sleeve-worn stone
Of casement ledges where the moss has grown—

A poem should be wordless   
As the flight of birds.


A poem should be motionless in time   
As the moon climbs,

Leaving, as the moon releases
Twig by twig the night-entangled trees,

Leaving, as the moon behind the winter leaves,   
Memory by memory the mind—

A poem should be motionless in time   
As the moon climbs.


A poem should be equal to:
Not true.

For all the history of grief
An empty doorway and a maple leaf.

For love
The leaning grasses and two lights above the sea—

A poem should not mean   
But be.


Fun Arts Activities and Links to Virtual Events

Our Fine Arts teachers are constantly exploring new and exciting ways to practice and enjoy your passions while following social distancing guidelines.  Here are a few of the ways they have found for you to nurture and enhance your creativity!

Songs Bulldogs Sing

A Spotify playlist created by our Lower School Music Teacher, Becky Peterson

Video Activites to Enhance Distance Learning

Mr. Schnepel's Garage Band

Garage Band - Advanced

How to Listen to Classical Music

Beethoven Soup

Nature and Staying Creative

Mr. Watson's Stretching Session

Mr. Watson's Stretching Session #2

Mr. Watson's Bulldog Happy Dance

Lower School Stretch

Modern Dance Warm Up

Mrs. Gunn's Dance Excercises #2