Visual Arts

It was during my AP portfolio class at Kent Place that I first learned to step out into the world as an artist with a clear purpose.

Art-making is about so much more than putting paint on canvas, and my experience at KPS taught me to value all of the influences that inspire me and use them to create art. What I appreciate most about my time as a KPS art student is that I was challenged to write and think about art, to consider it within a larger social context, and to use it as a tool to help me understand the world. -Kyla McMillan '07, an arts communications specialist whose clients include art museums, galleries and fairs
Our students bring incredible energy and imagination to the art studios in Upper, Middle and Primary Schools.
We work across a variety of media, combining the traditional with the innovative. From architecture to digital photography to 3D Design/Sculpture and AP Portfolio, our extensive array of visual arts classes and electives reflect a wide range of artistic approaches. Our students have exhibited their work in professional galleries, including our own Kent Place Gallery on campus.

Departmental Techniques

Two-dimensional Design Printmaking
Three-dimensional Design Photography
Drawing Digital Design
Mixed Media/Collage Architectural Design
Painting Film-making
Color Theory Art History
Sculpture Fiber Arts
Ceramics Critique
Study of Contemporary Art Bookmaking
Kent Place School is an all-girls K through 12 independent college preparatory day school with a coeducational Preschool, located in Summit, NJ.