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Wed, 12/21/2016 - 8:00am

Kennedy-Herterich Art Studio Opens

Kennedy-Herterich Art Studio Opens

In December, Christ School's art classes officially moved into the new Kennedy-Herterich Art Studio. The studio, which was made possible by a lead gift from the Kennedy-Herterich Fund of the Ethel and W. George Kennedy Family Foundation, is the latest addition to campus in a series of building projects that included Gardner House, Stolz Hall, and the Alumni Plaza. "I believe wholeheartedly that the arts play a vital role in education, and I feel proud to work at a school that recognizes this too," says Art Instructor Sarah Baldwin. "Our students deserve a space that encourages and celebrates creativity, and I'm so grateful to the donors who have made this possible."

The Kennedy-Herterich Art Studio allows students to pursue pottery and woodworking in addition to painting, drawing, and stained glass. The entrance of the studio features a gallery space where students can display their artwork.

"It's an honor to be one of the first classes to use the new art building on campus. The facility is a testament to the educational and creative opportunities that Christ School offers its students. Every year kids are finding their hidden talents in the arts and we are grateful to have our own space in which old techniques can be learned and new talent can emerge. An exciting era of art at Christ School is approaching," says Philip Hodges '18.