Develop the Skills to Create Objects of Lasting Beauty

Work with your hands, feel the smoothness of clay, create functional pieces that you can use daily - KUA’s ceramics program invites students to explore all aspects of clay work. A well-equipped studio provides all the tools needed to learn a new craft or take it to the next level. Whether through a class during the academic day, or pottery activity after school, students find a space to explore and thrive on the joys of working with clay.


KUA's modern jewelry studio allows students to get involved in a wide variety of metalsmithing activities. Soldering stations, ample tools, and an inspirational atmosphere encourage students to bring their designs and ideas to life.


Open to both the novice and the more experienced student, woodworking is taught to inspire both individual exploration and collaborative expression. Students learn the basics of joinery and the appreciation of fundamental woodworking techniques through a series of assigned projects and are free to design pieces of furniture based on traditional models or create something totally unique. Topics include care and use of hand tools, shop safety, and an introduction to power equipment. 

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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 

    English Teacher, Art Teacher
  • Photo of Kate Bobsein

    Kate Bobsein 

    Choral Director
    603 469-2131
  • 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
    (603) 469-2112
  • Photo of Philip Montenegro

    Philip Montenegro 

    Spanish Teacher, Visual Arts Teacher
  • Photo of Demitrios Papadopoulos

    Demitrios Demitri Papadopoulos 

    Music Teacher
    603 469-2137
  • Photo of Stephen Rogers

    Stephen Rogers 

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

    M. Hunter Ulf AIA 

    Chief Operating Officer, Visual Arts Teacher
    603 469-2158
  • Photo of David Weidman

    David Weidman 

    Assistant Head of School, Theater Director


Kimball Union Academy

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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.