Studio Art

Drawing courses acquaint students with a wide range of media -- charcoal, graphite, pen and ink, brush and ink, conte crayon, lithographic crayon and pastel -- and develop an appreciation for the works of historically important artists. The study of contour, line, gesture, negative space and texture are also part of the drawing course. Most important, we help each student develop an appreciation for his or her unique capacity for expression.

Two- and three-dimensional design classes provide students with an opportunity to explore assigned topics in a variety of media.

Acrylics, oils, watercolors: You'll get to use them all in the course designed to introduce students to the fundamentals, techniques, and materials of painting. Students gain an understanding of the basic principles that underlie the behavior and use of paints and the physical aspects of color. More advanced students study techniques such as egg tempera, stain, and hard-edged linear painting.

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19 Payson Avenue, Easthampton, MA 01027 | Phone: (413) 529-3000

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Founded in 1841, Williston is a student-centered, coeducational institution comprising a Middle School of day students and an Upper School of boarding and day students from 25 states and 27 countries.
Williston is a good fit for motivated students who want to be challenged by a variety of academic, athletic, and extracurricular opportunities. We look forward to hearing from you!
Williston classes are discussion based and collaborative, and we have developed outstanding programs that inspire students to excel. Our faculty members provide a model of critical thinking and enthusiastic engagement.

Williston offers the opportunity to pursue your passions and explore your independence in a community of adults there to guide you. Live and learn on a campus where leadership skills and lifelong friendships take root.

Williston offers an academic arts program complemented by parallel extracurricular arts activities—all taught by faculty members who are practicing musicians, actors, and visual artists.
Williston fields 67 interscholastic teams at the varsity, junior varsity, and beginner levels in 35 sports to give students a full range of opportunities to play. We also offer recreational options and fitness training.
Whether graduates of Williston Academy, Northampton School for Girls, or the Williston Northampton School, our alumni are an engaged and supportive part of the school’s family. No matter where they are in the world, our alumni believe in doing good well.
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