Express Yourself Through Any or Every Medium.
The visual arts program at Gilman comprises everything from standard studio offerings in drawing, painting, ceramics, and woodworking to work in photography, digital media, and architectural design. The music curriculum and extracurricular offerings open boys’ ears to music, its many genres, nuances, and methods of creation, and gives them the lifelong gift of musical appreciation. Through theater, students share a sense of purpose and become a supportive team as they work together to present a number of productions beginning in Lower School all the way through multiple tri-school opportunities in Upper School. Dramatics can be about storytelling; it can also be a celebration of one’s self.
PAINT A PORTRAIT IN OIL. PLAY LANCELOT IN "SPAMALOT." SING A CAPELLA. BUILD AN ELECTRIC GUITAR. WRITE A POEM. COMPOSE A SONG. PERFORM A CONCERTO. DIRECT A MOVIE. WRITE A NEWS ARTICLE. ANYTHING ARTISTIC IS POSSIBLE AT GILMAN.
In the rehearsal and performing spaces — the music classrooms, so to speak — boys learn that, just as with athletic skills development, the adage "practice makes perfect" takes on real meaning. What happens in the studio or on the stage is the same as what happens on the field. Singing, playing, or acting in a group takes teamwork; instead of working together to score, boys use their artistic skills to create harmonious sound or compelling dramatic storytelling.