Students at Putney are immersed in intensive courses that explore a diverse range of disciplines in performing arts, visual and literary arts, and music. Students are encouraged to maintain frequent, regular immersion in a variety of creative arts. Those with a strong background in the arts use this as a means of finding aesthetic pleasure and comfort, as well as to understand and express problems, both personal and societal.
The academic arts program forms the core of the arts program.
ART-CENTERED LEARNING OBJECTIVES
Our art department nurtures specific learning objectives and assesses a student’s progress toward them with rubrics that detail knowledge and skills. Categories of novice, emerging, proficient and beyond help students and teachers use student work as evidence of their learning.
- Analyzes and comprehends art across disciplines using historical and cultural contexts
- Self-evaluates, discusses, and critiques art using appropriate vocabulary
- Demonstrates competence in at least one artistic discipline
- Manifests concepts with 2D, 3D, performance or mixed media
Acting | Dance Intensive | Making the Play | Musical Theater | World Dance | Theater Elements | Theater Intensive
Ceramics 1 | Ceramics 2 | Ceramics 3 | Drawing 1 | Drawing 2 | Digital Filmmaking | Fiber Arts 1 | Fiber Arts 2 | Fiber Arts 3 | History and Language of Art | Painting 1 | Painting 2 | Photography 1 | Photography 2 | Photography 3 | Printmaking 1 | Printmaking 2 | Printmaking 3 | Sculpture 1 | Sculpture 2 | Sculpture 3 | Studio Art Intensive: 2D
Guitar Basics | Piano Basics | Music Composition | Music History | Music Intensive | Music Theory 1 | Music Theory 2