“Nobles is a safe place to be yourself. There’s a lot of respect for people who are comfortable in their own skin. We ask students to engage their curiosity and experiment.”

– Betsy VanOot, Visual Arts Department


Through the wide range of visual and performing arts at Nobles, you’ll explore opportunities for creativity as an avenue for intellectual problem-solving. In the arts you set out to solve problems that have never been posed before—and constantly explore a new and satisfying way of seeing yourself and your capabilities. The visual and performing arts are pursued at Nobles with the same level of intellectual intensity and spirit of joy as every other area of learning. In Middle School, you will sample a wide range of offerings. In Upper School courses—from painting to playwriting, music theory to digital photography—you dive deeper to realize your own personal creative vision. Our supportive community encourages you to share your talents with peers and teachers—singing at Middle School coffeehouse or in a choral concert, exhibiting sculptures from your AP portfolio in the School’s professional gallery, debuting a student band at Assembly, or experimenting with character development in improv class. You will be reminded each day of the value of creative pursuits, and the importance of a well-rounded life.

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Morning light in Foster Gallery...

Tickets for "Shrek, the Musical"

Don't miss the NTC's production of "Shrek, the Musical!" We've got a student cast of more than forty, a student crew of twenty-five and a sixteen-piece band that includes nine students!

Six performances are scheduled: 2/16, 2/17, 2/22, 2/23 and 2/24 at 6:30 p.m. and 2/18 at 2:00 p.m. Reserved boxes are $20; general admission is $12.

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David Shannon-Lier is in the gallery! Stop by tonight, after 5, to see him and his work!

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Artist Reception tomorrow night! 5-6:30pm. Be there!

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David Shannon-Lier's exhibit, Of Heaven and Earth, is almost installed! We open next week, after the long weekend. The opening will be next Thursday night, February 23, 5-6:30 pm.

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Artists Grace Smith, Dom Manzo, Aya Anderson, David Ulrich, Meaghan Kelleher, Frannie Adams, and David Strasburger and their results from Betsy VanOot's workshop: Reductive Painting.

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Ready for our workshop with Betsy VanOot: Reductive Painting!

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Foster Gallery Workshops Object, Image, Space All workshops will take place in Foster Gallery. No experience is required. All materials will be provided. Come explore! Reductive Painting with Betsy VanOot. January 25th. X-Block Learn to make a landscape by erasing paint. How Watercolors Work with Molly Pascal February 3rd. 2:30-3:30 Experiment with the fluid medium of watercolor. The Physical Image with Curtis Mann February 8th. X-Block Investigate the overlap between photography and sculpture. Please RSVP to John Dorsey if you plan to attend one of the workshops in order to properly plan supplies. Thank you! JDorsey0f@nobles.edu

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The Cambridge Art Association is pleased to announce our 2017 National Prize Show, juried by Nick Capasso. Deadline is February 9th! To enter follow this link --> https://cambridgeartassociation.slideroom.com/#/login/program/34358

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It's concert night again! Middle School and Upper School Wind Ensembles, String Ensembles and Orchestra. 7pm, Lawrence Auditorium.

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Come by tonight, 5-7, for our opening reception and get a chance to learn more about David Roane's vivid new painting series!

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