Academic Arts

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.

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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

 

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PERFORMING ARTS

Acting | Dance Intensive | Making the Play | Musical Theater | World Dance | Theater Elements | Theater Intensive

Course Descriptions

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VISUAL & LITERARY ARTS

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

Course Descriptions

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MUSIC

Guitar Basics | Piano Basics | Music Composition | Music History | Music Intensive | Music Theory 1 | Music Theory 2

Course Descriptions

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