The arts are integrated into our lifestyle, with studios located throughout our campus. Display cases and galleries for both student and professional work decorate our halls and buildings. Artwork by alumni/ae can be found throughout the school.
We offer field trips to a wide range of museums, galleries, and historical sites. From the Rockingham Meeting House to New York City, from Art History to Photography, we bring the arts to life.
Classes covering drawing, painting, printmaking, and sculptural options are held in our sunny atelier next to the Lucy Gymnasium.
Pottery students have their own space below our Learning Skills Center, with six potter’s wheels and a professional-sized gas reduction kiln.
Digital photography, computer graphic design, and filmmaking meet in our Computer Studio in Fuller Hall, our main classroom building.
A fully equipped darkroom for traditional black and white film photography is located in Jones Hall, along with classroom space and a room dedicated to film developing.
Students learn the subtleties of operating a manual 35 mm SLR camera and the process of developing film and printing photographs, as well as developing an understanding of the history of photography and the significance of visual literacy in our culture today. Cameras are available for loan to students.
For seniors who are pursuing the highest levels of art, our Advanced Art class focuses on portfolio development and understanding art school options. Students travel to Portfolio Day in either Hartford or Boston and attend presentations by visiting colleges.
Students are also encouraged to enter juried competitions. Each spring, the school sponsors a competition open to all seniors for an art purchase for our permanent alumni collection, with a $250 prize going to the winning student.