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Do you already draw, paint, create sculptures, or take photos and want to get better? Or are you more of a “I can’t draw a stick-figure” kind of person? It doesn’t matter - if you want to learn, The Gunnery Visual Arts Department has a place for you.

Visual Arts

Our studio is large and sunny, with an attached ceramics room and a darkroom and graphic design lab down the hall. Artists can pursue their interests in one of our many departmental offerings. We also offer Advanced Portfolio Studies to highly motivated juniors or seniors, which prepares them to submit portfolios to art schools and for the Advanced Placement Studio Art Exam. Our afternoon co-curricular option offers interested students the opportunity to focus their studies and weekly open studio sessions are open to all.

Guest lecturers offer workshops each year and our students also have the opportunity to visit local artists in their studios. Our Visual Arts faculty are actively pursuing their own craft and offer students insight into the rewards and demands of the professional art world. They also arrange for Gunnery artists to show their work in student exhibitions and competitions at local galleries. Students can also submit their work to one of our campus publications - the Highlander News and the Stray Shot.

The Gunnery

gps address: 22 Kirby Road, Washington, CT 06793
mail address: 99 Green Hill Road, Washington, CT 06793
tel: 860-868-7334
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Founded in 1850 by abolitionist, educator, and outdoorsman Frederick Gunn, The Gunnery is a coeducational college preparatory boarding and day school for students in grades 9 through 12/post-graduate. Dedicated teacher-mentor-coaches challenge students to reach their full potential in a home-like setting where character and citizenship are valued as much as intellect and achievement. Individualized attention and high expectations help young learners develop not only the skills and confidence they will need in college, but also the moral compass and love of learning that will serve them well in life. The school attracts ambitious, academically curious students who will both shine as unique individuals and thrive as contributing members of a deeply connected community. By the time they graduate, Gunnery students have become well rounded, grounded young adults with a sharpened sense of who they are and who they want to become.