Visual & Performing Arts

Studio Art

Creative problem solving is central to the studio art program at Kiski, achieved through the use of traditional and contemporary techniques. Our art department offers courses which cover two and three dimensional media, including drawing and painting, sculpture, clay making, wheel thrown pottery, digital design, and art history. Freshmen have the chance to learn graphic design skills, the products of which can be printed to the laser engraver and the vinyl cutter, while upperclassmen can perfect their drawing skills, sculptural techniques, or take a history course to learn about artmaking as applied to the contemporary world. No matter the topic, our department seeks to help students become better problem solvers and more innovative thinkers. Some of the projects covered yearly include:

  • Figure Drawing
  • Reflective Oil Paintings
  • Logo Design
  • Poster Design
  • Laser Cut Bookmarks
  • Wheel Thrown Ceramics
  • Ceramic Phone Speakers
  • Cultural Masks
  • Wire Sculptures
  • Tissue Reed Sculptures
  • Illuminated Manuscripts
  • Architectural Mugs

For more information or to have your questions answered about the Art Department reach out to us at
1888 Brett Lane, Saltsburg, PA 15681   |   (877) 547-5448
Established in 1888, The Kiski School is one of the oldest, independent, all-boys, college preparatory boarding schools in Pennsylvania and the United States.  Home to 200 boys, Kiski offers an academically rigorous curriculum that includes Advanced and Honors courses, 12 varsity sports, and a community that allows boys to thrive through project-based learning and self-discovery. Kiski's beautiful, 350-acre campus is located in Saltsburg, Pennsylvania, 30 miles east of Pittsburgh, PA.

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