Visual Arts

Cushing Academy is proud to have a renowned visual arts program, offering college-level instruction in state-of-the-art facilities.

Students of all levels will find themselves inspired by our innovative visual arts offerings and the opportunity to learn from artistically accomplished faculty and guest artists. Off-campus trips relating to courses also enrich students’ learning experience. 

Our Emily Fisher Landau Center for Visual Arts offers:

  • Pottery & Sculpture Studio: nine Brent wheels, slab roller, extruder, electric and raku kilns
  • Photography Studio: lab for developing black and white film, and a group darkroom with ten enlargers for students to make prints. Digital photography is supported by Mac computers, Adobe Photoshop, and professional Epson printers
  • Art Studio (40’ x 80’): for painting and drawing
  • Metalsmithing Studio: complete with a collection of historic metalsmithing tools, some from the 1880s
  • Glass Studio: for cutting glass, working with lead and copper foil, soldering, painting on glass, and making glass jewelry

This diverse range of equipment allows our students to explore a variety of disciplines, including:

  • Architectural design
  • Glass (stained, fused, molded, and more)
  • Painting and drawing
  • Photography
  • Pottery and sculpture
  • Silversmithing and jewelry fabrication

Some of our students showcase their work at local and national exhibitions, taking advantage of incredible opportunities to engage with the artistic community. Each year our students earn regional awards through the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. A number of our students have advanced to the national competition in recent years, garnering elusive Gold and Silver Medals in 2018-19 and Gold Key awards in 2019-20.  Some of our alumni have gone on to study at prestigious art schools and have developed professional careers in the arts. 

Visual Arts Magazine

Each year, Cushing students produce an extraordinary number of creative pieces. These magazines highlight some of the artistic creations produced by our talented artists. We commend our students for their hard work, talent, progress, and willingness to share their work with others. We hope you enjoy their work as much as we do.




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