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Our students express big ideas—whatever the medium

Giving boys the power to express their ideas, opinions and personality is a life-changing experience. While it happens daily in academic classrooms throughout The Kiski School, it takes on beautiful, astounding and brilliant forms in our various arts programs. Here students have the opportunity to discover new talents and hone existing ones through visual arts, drama, and music programs.
 
Kiski takes the best of traditional art techniques and combines it with cutting edge technology to produce an exciting visual art and industrial arts program. Students are introduced to the Adobe design tools and are able to make these come to life through the use of laser cutters, 3D printers, and vinyl cutters. 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, aims to help every artist find their style, medium, and passion for art. No matter the topic, our department seeks to help students become better problem solvers and more innovative thinkers. Some of the projects that we have worked on include:

  • Kayak building
  • Fabricate motorized bike
  • Building a Mongolian Yurt
  • Radio Controlled Airplanes
  • Primitive technology and skills
  • Furniture design and building
  • Leatherwork
  • Japanese box building
  • T-shirt design and printing
  • Woodblock printmaking
  • Rocket construction
  • 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
 
Students who are interested in acting can take part in our drama program, which produces two major performances each year. Our music program provides a wealth of opportunities, by introducing our students to a variety of musical styles, ensembles, and instruments.  Every spring, the Fine and Performing Arts department organizes An Evening with the Arts, the annual highlight of The Kiski School arts program. This special event is a cooperative production between the Glee Club and the Kiski Players.

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The Springs

The Springs Online is Kiski’s beloved literary and art magazine now in digital form. We hope that you will enjoy perusing some of the boys’ most recent creative pieces.  Sharing work with an audience is an important component of any artistic endeavor, and we are very pleased to be sharing these works with you.

Springs Photo Works

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