Welcome to the Visual Arts Department at Groton School!
Our facilities begin in the Dillon Art Center, where you can find our darkroom photography lab and multiple painting, drawing, printmaking, and ceramic studios. The art center is a bustling place where many of our eager students learn foundational skills and techniques in drawing and painting and go on to explore their passions through a wide variety of offerings. Our large, light-filled classrooms provide an atmosphere of inspiration and discovery, ample space to spread out for any size project, and endless materials and opportunities to explore and create.
A few steps away in the Schoolhouse is our woodworking shop. Students enjoy the challenge of a sophisticated, hands-on program and learn to use the basic hand tools and power tools needed for cabinetmaking. Projects emphasize good design and craftsmanship; they range from simple boxes to—for advanced students—period pieces such as grandfather clocks and secretaries.
The de Menil Gallery, in the Dillon Art Center, is a cultural resource to the town of Groton and the region. During each academic year, the de Menil Gallery hosts three exhibitions; they showcase a variety of media, including photographs, paintings, prints, and decorative arts.