Applied Art & Design connects the practice of art, design and craft with environmental responsibility. We build objects that address human and cultural needs with a sustainable vision. Courses provide challenges tailored to meet individual student interests, allowing them to discover design solutions that are attractive, functional and self-expressive. Applied Art & Design stresses the use of hands-on tools while insisting on the cultivation of the mind.
Kimball Union Academy’s well-equipped, spacious pottery studio is flooded with natural light - a perfect invitation for students to discover the joy of working with clay. Students learn both hand-building and wheel-throwing skills while developing a feel and eye for a refined ceramic product.

Personal expression is developed through the making of wooden objects and furniture - where physical learning is valued. Our courses invite, "make it" and learn how to put things together, while encouraging experimenting on the development of one’s ideas into working designs. Learning respect for tools, how to listen to materials and mastery of techniques is how we build a foundation for working with wood.

Arts Events Calendar

List of 4 events.

  • KUA Spring Rock and Jazz Concert

    KUA's own Rock and Jazz Ensembles perform on the center stage, Flickinger Auditorium
    Flickinger Art Center - Auditorium - Auditorium
  • HOP Trip: "Apollo's Fire"

    Classical performance led by charismatic harpsichord virtuoso Jeanette Sorrell, this early music ensemble channels the music of Bach, Telemann and Vivaldi.
    Spaulding Auditorium at the Hopkins Center, Dartmouth
  • Taylor Gallery - Year End Student Art Show

    The best of the year in KUA student visual art on display in the Taylor Gallery.  Opening reception Thursday May 18, 2017 5:30-7pm
    Required Arts Event

    The exhibit will remain on view through graduation.
    Taylor Gallery, Flickinger Arts Center, KUA
  • KUA's Spring Concert

    KUA's Classical, Vocal and Dance Ensembles perform their year-end concert on the main stage, Flickinger Auditorium
    Required Arts Performance
    Flickinger Art Center - Auditorium - Auditorium
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Founded in 1813, Kimball Union Academy is one of the oldest private boarding high schools in New Hampshire and the country. KUA offers the best of the traditional New England Boarding School experience to 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. Terms of Use and Privacy Policy