Draw, Paint, Design, Shoot, Edit, Produce
Do you love to paint, draw, or design? Are you always doodling, noticing the great shot, or thinking about how you might redesign a space to be more functional or beautiful? KUA offers a full slate of two dimensional and time-based media classes from traditional painting and drawing, to computer-aided design, photography, and video. Students can begin at the introductory level and hone their craft as far as they can imagine, ultimately developing their own portfolio in AP Studio Art.

Our hands-on, student-centric classes are mentored by expert working artists. Students learn the joy of creating and develop a critical eye that enables them to discover their own artistic expression in a collaborative learning environment.

Trimester-length Painting and Drawing are the gateways to higher-level year-long Advanced Studio Art classes. Classes begin to train the eye to see clearly, the hand to render articulately, and the mind to engage creatively. Students learn about color and form, and the two visual studios offer a change of pace from a hectic day.

The well-equipped tech lab houses our time-based media classes like Digital Photo and Digital Computer. We also offer 2-Dimensional design where students explore topics like graphic, fashion, and interior design.

All of our visual classes are designed to broaden the student's aesthetic voice in a joyful, respectful and compassionate manner, that allows everyone to revel in the creative process.

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Arts Faculty

List of 11 members.

  • Photo of Kay McCabe

    Kay McCabe 

    Arts Department Chair, Dance Teacher
  • Photo of Darrell Beaupre

    Darrell Beaupre 86

    English Teacher, Art Teacher
  • Photo of Kate Bobsein

    Kate Bobsein 

    Choral Director
  • Photo of Christine Britton

    Christine Britton 

    Costume Designer and Instructor
  • Photo of Ursula Fries-Herfort

    Ursula Fries-Herfort 

    Learning Center Teacher, Ceramics Teacher, Taylor Gallery Director
  • Photo of Julie Haskell

    Julie Haskell 

    Dean of Faculty, Art Teacher
  • Photo of Philip Montenegro

    Philip Montenegro 

    Spanish Teacher, Visual Arts Teacher
  • Photo of Demitrios Papadopoulos

    Demitrios Demitri Papadopoulos 

    Music Teacher
  • Photo of Stephen Rogers

    Stephen Rogers 04

    Academic Information Systems Manager, Theater Technical Director
  • Photo of M. Hunter Ulf

    M. Hunter Ulf AIA 

    Chief Operating Officer, Visual Arts Teacher
  • Photo of David Weidman

    David Weidman 

    Assistant Head of School, Theater Director


Kimball Union Academy

603-469-2000  · 603-469-2040 (fax)  · info@kua.org
Founded in 1813, Kimball Union Academy is one of the country's oldest private boarding high schools. KUA blends the best of the New England boarding tradition with an innovative, modern educational program for a diverse and global group of day and boarding students. Located in Meriden, New Hampshire, in the heart of the Upper Valley, Kimball Union is minutes from Dartmouth College and has direct access to Boston and New York.