Applications are still being accepted for Summer Session 2018

July 1 - August 3
Afternoon Activities

Performing & Visual Arts Activities

Performing & Visual Arts Activities have included dance, theater, instrumental music, photography, painting and drawing, silversmithing, sculpture, pottery, and stained glass.

Note: Insufficient enrollment may cause an elective or activity to be canceled, and the courses offered may vary from one summer to the next.

Performing & Visual Arts Activites

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  • Dance Workshop

    This course focuses on the fundamentals of dance technique, emphasizing strength, flexibility, endurance, control and coordination. Beginning and experienced dancers are encouraged to enroll—just let us know what your level is.
  • Theater Workshop

    If you choose this course, you will be involved in all phases of a dramatic production including acting, set building, design, lighting, costumes and makeup.
  • Photography

    Develop techniques for shooting, developing and printing black and white photographs. Emphasis is placed on technical competence in all phases of darkroom techniques. A standard 35mm camera (not a digital camera) is required.
  • Painting & Drawing

    Whether a beginning, intermediate, or advanced artist, you explore drawing, perspective and composition. You learn the use of line, value and texture and are introduced to various painting media and techniques.
  • Jewelry Making

    You will work with different types of metals, stones and beads in a variety of techniques. The goal is to create unique designs. This course is for beginning as well advanced students.
  • Pottery

    Develop techniques for hand-building clay pots as well as glazing them. This course is designed for beginning as well as advanced students. Sign up early as this popular course fills quickly.
  • Electronic Music Production

    Testing. Testing. One, two, three! In the Electronic Music Production afternoon elective, you will learn to use Logic software and a Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) to build skills for creating original, sampled, and remixed music. You will also learn how to apply a variety of editing techniques such as tempo changes, automated effects, and canned loops. Let your creativity shine and enjoy the sounds you design!
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Cushing Academy

39 School Street
Ashburnham, Massachusetts 01430

Cushing Academy

Cushing Academy exists for students and develops curious, creative, and confident learners and leaders. Founded in 1865, Cushing is a co-ed, college preparatory boarding and day school for students in grades 9-12 and PG. Our students, who come from over 30 states and 30 countries, excel in our outstanding academic, art, and athletic offerings. We welcome you to visit our community and beautiful 162-acre campus in Ashburnham, Mass., just one hour from Boston, to experience all that Cushing has to offer.