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 10 members.

  • Kay McCabe 

    Dance Teacher, College Advisor
  • Darrell Beaupre 

    English Teacher
  • Christine Britton 

    Costume Designer and Instructor
  • Ursula Fries-Herfort 

    Learning Center Teacher, Ceramics Teacher, Taylor Gallery Director
  • Philip Montenegro 

    Spanish Teacher
  • Stephen Rogers 

    Academic Information Systems Manager, Theater Technical Director
  • Julie Haskell 

    Dean of Faculty, Arts Department Chair, Art Teacher
    (603) 469-2112
  • M. Hunter Ulf AIA 

    Chief Operating Officer, Visual Arts Teacher
    603 469-2158
  • Kevin White 

    Music Teacher, Theater Teacher
    603 469-2131
  • David Weidman 

    Assistant Head of School, Theatre Director


Kimball Union Academy

603-469-2000  · 603-469-2040 (fax)  ·
Founded in 1813, Kimball Union Academy is one of the oldest private boarding high schools in New Hampshire and the country. KUA blends the best of the New England boarding tradition with an innovative, modern educational program for a diverse group of day and boarding students from across the country and around the world. 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.