Kents Hill School, $500 sponsor in 2016

Photograph by Katie Sprague ’17

Founded in 1824, Kents Hill School, is one of the country’s oldest co-ed secondary educational institutions with a continued commitment to the arts. Kents Hill School provides students with a character building education integrated with a liberal arts and art history curriculum, while promoting critical engagement with the world. 

The Visual Arts Department at Kents Hill School is committed to educating young artists who will shape the future of art, culture, and society. The Kents Hill School Visual Arts Program offers courses in art foundations, AP Art History, AP Studio, ceramics, drawing and painting, digital imaging and illustration, digital filmmaking, graphic design, environmental art, photography, sculpture, woodworking and 3D Design. Students participate in a range of exhibitions, public gallery showings, and art award competitions. Students have consistently received honors from the Scholastic Art Awards and Maine Congressional Art Awards. Our new dining hall, scheduled to open in Fall, 2016, will have a dedicated gallery space for student and alumni exhibitions.

Graduates from Kents Hill have gone on to study at Rhode Island School of Design, Fashion Institute of Technology, Pratt Institute, Parsons School of Design, Savannah College of Art and Design, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and others.

A day and boarding school for grades nine through 12 with a post graduate year, Kents Hill School, enrolls 225 students from 19 states, 20 different countries and more than 50 Maine communities. Committed to the individual and the potential that lies within, Kents Hill School challenges students to grow into compassionate leaders, global stewards and engaged, creative learners. For information about Kents Hill School call 207-685-1606 or www.kentshill.org.

photograph by Visual Arts Chair Babs Wheelden

March 2016

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