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Visual Arts

体育足球比分In Visual Arts, students are encouraged to explore deeper meanings in art and the world. Art is a powerful tool of expression, which is why we offer multiple ways for students to make a statement.

Here, students can study painting, drawing, design, and sculpture; they can explore technical and aesthetic challenges; venture into ceramics, or design their own fashion show as an Art Major. Take advantage of a personal year-round studio space and discover artistic passions — we have all the tools to help.

At Cheshire Academy, there are no prerequisites and no restrictions; we provide you with space, tools, and independence to work and grow both recreationally and studiously. Within our department, we encourage you to apply the visual arts contextually to the world around you. Drawing from both contemporary art and art history, you’ll develop an understanding of the elements and principles of art and design such as composition, color, and perspective.

Whether you wish to pursue art in college or simply need a creative outlet, we have the flexibility, resources and time to help you discover new talents. Importantly, you’ll develop more confidence in your abilities to express yourself in new and exciting ways.

Ceramics

体育足球比分Students in our ceramics program take advantage of hand, wheel, and mold methods of construction. They examine special hand building and wheel techniques, glaze and decoration methods, and firing processes, and leave the program with the success and knowledge of throwing a bowl and cup on a wheel, and understanding to use the pinch, coil, and slab methods.

Digital Photography

体育足球比分In this course, students are introduced to digital photography technology and software, and are assigned school-issued Canon DSLR cameras. Students learn and use Adobe Bridge as a tool for organization and storage, and Photoshop CC as the central tool for editing. Beyond building upon and improving their own photography skills, students learn the works of other photographers, digital artists, and various sophisticated techniques that can further evoke their own skills and talents.

Drawing

Cheshire Academy’s drawing class is dedicated to those desiring to focus on drawing as a means of visual inquiry. Not only do students learn about gesture, contour line, positive and negative space, and other integral parts to visual work, they also manipulate a variety of mediums, including pencil, ink, pastel, oil pastel, and others.

Painting

In painting, students learn to accurately discern relationships of shape, form, color, and value through various paint mediums. Students explore through use of watercolor, acrylic, and tempera paint, developing disciplined technical skills with those mediums, such as paint handling and application.

Printmaking

体育足球比分Our printmaking program is perfect for students interested in monoprint, lithography, transfer, woodcut, linoleum, and drypoint. Printmaking students learn to mix various elements to achieve the correct viscosity of ink, to apply the right amount of ink to their selected surface, and to effectively wipe a plate to achieve a good print. Printmaking is structured, yet spontaneous as to encourage each student’s originality and self-expression.

Alumni Photographers

Many of our alumni have pursued successful careers in photography and photojournalism; Stathis Orphanos ’58, Paul Empson ’84, Carlos Chiossone ’84, and James Lawler Duggan ’05 have all appeared in major publications throughout the world. Fashion photographer Paul Empson has shot for magazines such as Harper’s Bazaar and Elle, while Stathis Orphanos has led an incredible career photographing iconic entertainment figures such as Gore Vidal and John Irving. Internationally recognized photographer Carlos Chiossone specializes in both commercial advertising and portrait photography, while James Lawler Duggan has captured a breathtaking body of work chronicling the Arab Spring and clashes throughout the Near East, appearing in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and TIME Magazine, among others.

Karleen Kubat

Fine Arts Teacher

203-439-7227 email: Karleen Kubat PROFILE

Francois Poisson

体育足球比分Fine Arts Chair; Thirds Basketball Head Coach

203-439-7591 email: Francois Poisson PROFILE