Blair's fine-arts program is a great example of how multifaceted you can be at Blair. The football team captain also loves photography. The girl who is passionate about math and science is also an excellent painter. You can bring your passions and interests into the studio as you grow and try different ideas.
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Featuring unique depth, breadth and diversity of experience, Blair’s vibrant arts program inspires students to participate at every level and prepares them to become true artists. Our wide-ranging curriculum allows kids to explore many different mediums or master just one, and mixes the traditional with the contemporary. In the fine arts, that means offering classes in drawing, painting, ceramics and film photography, as well as video, architecture, design and digital photography. Likewise, Blair’s theatre, vocal and instrumental music groups perform broad repertoires that challenge students technically and conceptually.
At Blair, art is not just a creative outlet, but also an ingrained part of the curriculum and the academic day. Our student-artists—whether experienced practitioners who wish to pursue careers in the arts or curious individuals who just want to try something new—have access to top-notch, on-campus performance and creative spaces; trips to performances and world-renowned museums in New York City and Philadelphia; exposure to visiting artists through the endowed Bartow Series and Romano Gallery exhibits; individual instruction from conservatory-trained musicians and accomplished artists; and frequent opportunities to exhibit and perform on and off campus. Creativity is intentionally woven into our curriculum, across disciplines and throughout our community: Your inner artist will thrive at Blair.
January 6-February 1
The Romano Gallery
Armstrong-Hipkins Center for the Arts
Over the last 40 years, Mel Leipzig has painted people from all walks of life, ranging from high-school principals to well-known artists. The artist, who was honored with an award from the New Jersey Foundation last year, paints his subjects in person rather than from photographs as a means of preserving the intensity of feeling as he creates his art.
Click here to view the full list of exhibitions for 2019-2020.