The arts at Collegiate allow a path for students to pursue creativity, inquiry, mastery and expression through all forms of the performing, visual and media arts with a distinguished faculty. These pursuits are thoughtfully encouraged through local and global cultures. Students are encouraged to participate in service learning as they apply to the arts.


As we begin to showcase art from the Middle School this week, we continue our curated investigation of growth over time with our students. Not only does nature grow, but so do bodies. “This collection of 13 images walks the viewer through the ways our Collegiate students, JK-12th Grade, represent the figure over time, growing not only their skills of depiction, but their awareness of themselves as makers.” - Upper School Fine Arts Co-Chair Pam Sutherland

To kick off the remainder of our virtual Art Walk 2020, we will showcase divisional exhibitions. For this year’s theme of “Grow,” Collegiate art teachers wondered if a trajectory of growth would be apparent over time if they curated a series of related images from every grade, JK-12. “In this collection of 14 images, we have focused specifically on artwork that incorporates nature as content: plants, flowers, animals and landscapes. We have also tried to include as many different media as possible to showcase the wide range of class offerings and experiences that Collegiate affords its students.” - Upper School Fine Arts Co-Chair Pam Sutherland.

Seniors Honors Art

Once upon a time there was an event called Art Walk, where people came to campus to behold the creations of JK-12th Grade students. This year, we first highlight the work of our 12 seniors in Honors Art. The students have selected a set of images that they feel showcases their creative output and overall vision. We hope you will enjoy this virtual exhibition of our 2020 Honors Art seniors.
- Pam Sutherland, Upper School Fine Arts Co-Chair

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List of 2 news stories.

  • Photography Students Create COVID Survival Kits

    Students in two Fundamentals of Photography classes, taught by Upper School photography teacher Taylor Dabney, created personal COVID survival kits.
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  • Acclaimed Artist-Alum Shares Evolution of His Work

    Upper School art teacher Mary Arzt this afternoon introduced Collegiate alum Pieter Schoolwerth ’89, her former student, in the Craigie Boardroom, where he walked students, faculty, alums and other guests through his journey as a painter, filmmaker and musician.
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"The arts offers a place to express oneself, and to have the opportunity to be part of a community that is supportive at the highest level. From the students to faculty to the parent community, there is not a better place than Collegiate to begin the journey of discovering one’s passion."
Mike Boyd
Director of Performing Arts

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