At Trinity-Pawling, we believe that cultivating self-expression builds confidence and focus, which is why the arts are central to our academic curriculum. Our teachers are accomplished and professional artists who are active in their fields. They encourage creative thinking, collaboration, discipline, and bold expression — timeless and essential skills for college and beyond. We offer a broad selection of visual arts, music, and theater courses, ranging from introductory to advanced levels. Whatever our students want to create, they find the support and inspiration to do it here.
The Arts at Trinity-Pawling
Cultivating Creativity & Self-Awareness
At Trinity-Pawling, we believe that cultivating self-awareness builds confidence and focus, which is why the arts are central to our academic curriculum. Join Kent Burnham, Chair of the Arts Department, and our dynamic art teachers and students for a virtual conversation about the strength of Trinity-Pawling’s visual art, music, and performing arts programs and the valuable life skills their students acquire along the way.
Our students who aspire to attend a great art school after Trinity-Pawling are guided by dedicated faculty and advisors who know what it takes to get there. Our graduates have continued to study the arts at Rhode Island School of Design, School of Art Institute Chicago, The New School, American University, Hobart, Boston University, and more.
Gardiner Arts Center
The Arts at Trinity-Pawling are housed in the state-of-the-art Gardiner Arts Center, a showpiece in itself. The Arts Center features a 400-seat theater, several acoustically-designed rehearsal spaces, a set shop, practice rooms, pottery and painting studios, a photo lab, and a dark room.
From morning to night, weekdays and weekends, the Arts Center is alive with the creative energy of our students.
I knew I wasn't going to be a first-string football player when I came to T-P. Joining the theater pushed me to try something new. It allowed me to find not only a talent, but a true passion.
Ira Conklin ’17