Creativity is considered the skill of the future. And while creativity permeates all areas of study at Tilton School, it's the arts where creative passions are ignited.
We believe that there is a creative side within each of us, which is why Tilton School is a place where creative interests are explored and new ones are discovered. Artistic opportunities are available both as classes within the academic schedule and as extracurricular activities. For students with deeper interests and a more developed skill set, pre-professional experiences are available.
Regardless of skill level, students who explore the arts at Tilton do so in a supportive and nurturing environment—whether in the theater, dance studio, music practice rooms, ceramics studio, fine arts studio or the digital arts lab. We strive to ignite a passion for the arts in each of our students by providing these opportunities to gain unique experiences in the visual and performing arts.
This past summer, when I was choosing courses, I had the option to take a third AP or ceramics. I knew that in order to keep enjoying pushing myself as an athlete and student, I needed to continue having time in the studio. I am incredibly grateful to have chosen that time as it has become an essential part of my busy day, as a time to unwind while doing something I love.
Students have the flexibility to take part in a theater production as a member of the cast or technical crew, or might consider joining one of the school's instrumental or vocal ensembles. Studio artists can participate in ceramics, drawing, painting or portfolio work. If you are passionate about photography you can take classes to explore digital imagining, or maybe you’d like to try your hand at filmmaking. Graphic artists can refine their skills or learn new ones in our state-of-the-art lab.
Pre-professional experiences are integrated in the production of student publications (The Tiltonian digital newspaper, yearbook or literary magazine) and are available as an afternoon activity for one season or as a year-long commitment for those looking for greater immersion.
Twice each year the Art Department hosts on-campus art shows, including the annual ArtsFest spring festival, and there are numerous avenues for students to display their vocal talents