Our students are exposed to a wide spectrum of visual, audio and performing arts, in traditional studio settings, and as part of our Music, History, "Makers of Vermont," and STEAM (Science Technology Engineering Art Math) programs.
Launching an interest in studio art, reticent students are asked to identify the colors used in early cave drawings; the first evidence of personal expression. It becomes a chemistry class when they go on to replicate the pigments using raw materials, before applying the paint to their own canvases.
Learning about the Bronze Age, boys have worked in Greenwood’s outdoor forge melting metal to create everything from coins, to a variety of embellished objects.
Engaging students in both the creation and the history of art, they compare ancient works with contemporary Picasso bowls and Henry Moore sculpture.
When a Greenwood boy shows an affinity for printmaking, sculpture, painting, music, woodworking, videography etc., we provide opportunities for him to delve deeper into study on campus and through outside internships. Students have worked with a local glass blowing studio, assisted musicians with their sound stage, and contributed video and photography to Greenwood’s digital marketing efforts.
There are no limits to the ever evolving Arts program at The Greenwood School. One student designed a line of jewelry. Others learn to play an instrument, or join the “Rock Band” where they perform and learn to write their own music.
Boys interested in the digital arts can join the Greenwood Film Crew, where they learn to record and edit videos using professional equipment and software.
Our woodshop is well stocked with tools and raw materials where students get lost designing and building everything from wooden furniture, to outdoor structures to personal items.