Performing arts is a form of art where artists use their voices, and bodies to convey a message or artistic expression.  It is different from visual arts, in which an artist use paint, canvas and various materials to create art objects.

    The Visual Arts gives a way to express feeling, emotion, opinion, or taste through visual means, for instance, photography, painting, sculpting, and drawing. Visual Arts are primarily created for Aesthetic Purposes, and judged for its beauty and meaningfulness. Visual Arts include painting, sculpture, watercolor, graphics, drawing, and architecture.  Also falling in the Visual Arts category is music, poetry, film, photography, conceptual art, and printmaking.  People in this field are termed: Artists.

    Performing Arts have ways to express an opinion, emotion, feeling, or taste, through means of performance, like theater, public speech, dance, music, and more. Performing Arts are arts or skills that require a performance in front of a public audience.  Examples are acting, singing, and dancing.  Other forms of the Performing Arts include opera, theater, magic or illusion performances, mime, spoken word, recitation, and public speaking.  People in this field are termed: Performers.


     VPA Staff VPA Work
    Mr. Nate Brown - Drawing & Illustration
    Mrs. Megan Guerriero - Ceramics & Fiber Arts
    Mrs. Dana Grenell - Theater & Drama
    Mr. Michael Hayden - Chorus & Music
    Mr. Jonathan Clerie, Supervisor 
    e-mail: cleriejo@orange.k12.nj.us