Our fine and performing arts program features a school curriculum targeted to help you reach your artistic potential in drama, music, or the visual arts.
At Chatham Hall, you can gain the skills of creative expression, as well as self-knowledge. Formal training, practical experience, and an academic approach will help you set high standards for your art and enable you to take risks in a supportive environment.
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Dance and theatre are offered as afternoon activities every day, every season. This affords your numerous opportunities to act, dance, direct, or be on the crew of many productions, including 2-3 recitals, fall play, and spring musical. Dancers can also get involved in multiple student-led clubs.
You can express yourself through many different mediums, including drawing, photography, painting, sculpture, and mixed media. You can also continue your passions through independent studies and portfolio classes for advanced study.
Kristen Morrison teaches visual arts, yoga, and serves as the Art Department chair. Prior to coming to Chatham Hall in 2020, she taught visual art at Wethersfield High School, Kendall College of Art and Design, and Grand Valley State University after earning a M.A.T. from the Rhode Island School of Design and B.F.A. from Pratt Institute. Kristen loves the School’s dedication to advancing the talents of girls through active learning with a global perspective and that Chatham Hall is Georgia O’Keefe’s (1905) alma mater. In addition to teaching art and doing yoga, she loves traveling, dance, music, cooking, and reading. Something that might surprise you about Kristen is that she used to be an illustrator and photographer on archaeological sites across the U.S. and in the Middle East.