arts

Art 7

This spring term art class is spent studying both past and present innovators from within the art world. We begin the term researching 19th century painter, Georges-Pierre Seurat and his Neoimpressionist pointillism techniques. Students complete self-portraits emulating the precise mark making and careful observation of value that Seurat invented. In the second half of the term we switch our focus to the modern environmental installation artist, Andy Goldsworthy. Students work in pairs to develop, draw and construct site-specific sculptures on campus behind the upper pond. Throughout the project students must think both creatively and pragmatically in order to complete an interesting, well-built sculpture using only organic material.

Art 8

This fall term art class requires students to stretch their artistic abilities between the detailed, precision work of an architect and the innovative construction of sculptor. We begin the term studying perspective in order to capture both the three-dimensional quality of buildings as well as a sense of distance. After a number of studies, each student chooses a building on the Trinity-Pawling campus that they would like to capture on paper. In the second half of the term our classroom transforms into a factory of sorts as we begin collecting found objects for a sculpture project. Students must think outside the box in order to transform trash into treasured art pieces. 


Theater Arts

Middle School Drama

One of the highlights of the school year, and an experience unique to Trinity-Pawling, is the Middle School Drama program. During the winter term, the boys create, write, produce and perform an original musical theater production. The boys themselves create settings, conflicts, characters, and resolutions to fantastic stories. They help write the songs, build the set, make costumes, and then they perform their magnum opus to enthusiastic crowds. By utilizing knowledge from nearly every aspect of academic life, this creative process enforces the lessons learned in the classroom.

New York City Trip

Each year, the Middle School embarks on a cultural trip to the Big Apple to see landmarks, museums, art exhibits and, always, a Broadway show. Past trips have included Ellis Island, The Intrepid Air Sea Space Museum, The Bodies Exhibit, and NBC Studios. Theatrical thrills included meeting Vanessa Williams after her performance of Into the Woods. They have also seen You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown, John Lithgow in Dirty Rotten ScoundrelsAnnie Get Your Gun starring Bernadette Peters and Patti Lupone in Gypsy.

A Commitment to Character

As we prepare young men for the world beyond Trinity-Pawling, we seek to convey this fundamental lesson: Character is the single most influential force to propel us forward - whether academically, physically, socially, or spiritually.

Trinity-Pawling has so much to offer!

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Not Just In the Classroom

What makes Trinity-Pawling unique? The Effort System is at the heart of everything we do.

The Pride

At Trinity-Pawling, every boy is a three-season athlete.  Whether he is learning the basics or has been excelling for years, he is part of the School's century-old athletic tradition.  T-P competes in the Founders' League, a highly competitive arena showcasing some of the nation's best prep school talent. T-P offers 13 interscholastic sports with 30 teams.

We're Seriously Creative

The Arts are an integral part of every Trinity-Pawling student's education. Whether they wish to develop existing talents or experiment with an entirely new form of expression, each student will have at least one year of music, theater, visual art or art history.

Welcome!

As a parent or guardian of a Trinity-Pawling student, you are a welcome member of the community. Your involvement through event attendance, participation in the Parents' Association, or simply staying connected is appreciated.

This could be you!

Over 100 years ago, Frederick Luther Gamage, Trinity-Pawling's Founding Headmaster, said, "Whether a boy succeeds or fails in the first instance at everything he tries is irrelevant.  The only boy who truly fails is the boy who fails to try."  Today, a century later, 315 boys live learn and grow together in an environment that fosters commitment, effort and character across the board.

Stay Connected!

Trinity-Pawling has a rich tradition of alumni connectivity. We want you to participate in the life and vitality of the School. Through this engagement, alumni will help Trinity-Pawling propel forward.

Stay Connected!

Trinity-Pawling has a rich tradition of alumni connectivity. We want you to participate in the life and vitality of the School. Through this engagement, alumni will help Trinity-Pawling propel forward.

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