Through the arts, students learn to take creative risks, push beyond perceived boundaries, and discover new ways of expressing themselves and engaging with the community.
Our highly qualified and trained arts faculty are active in their respective disciplines, keeping our programs fresh and relevant. No matter the area of interest or level of experience, students have the opportunity to work privately with teachers.
Students have the opportunity to showcase their talents both on campus in our galleries and on our stages as well as in the community. Student artists regularly show their work in local and regional shows and performance groups participate in area competitions.
At Walker’s, the arts provide numerous opportunities to develop leadership skills so students can grow as leaders as well as artists by choreographing original works, holding leadership positions in performance groups, including our School’s chapter of the National Art Honor Society, or guiding teams of technical theater volunteers.
The arts can help create connections and build community, and Walker’s students use their talents to serve. Here, students tap into their creativity while using organizational skills to deliver unique programs that create joy. Arts community service activities include student-designed dance classes for children with special needs, CT Inclusive Arts, Unified Art with Special Olympics athletes, and the Memory Project, an international program where students create portraits for youth around the world who have faced substantial challenges.
Whether you are an experienced dancer or just starting out, classes are available for every experience level. You’ll be challenged to grow, and will have multiple opportunities to showcase your abilities.
Learn the fundamentals of performance through acting, singing, and dancing, and apply your knowledge to mainstage productions, including plays and musicals that range from classic to contemporary.
Whether you are a novice or advanced musician, you can choose from a rich variety of musical classes and ensembles, such as Ethel Walker Choir or Orchestra.
Our Visual Arts Program strives to provide our students with the opportunity to create, present, connect and respond to art through a variety of experiences and hands-on activities.
On Saturday, June 6, the Walker’s community gathered virtually to celebrate the awarding of prizes to students in the Upper School. In her opening remarks, Head of School Dr. Meera…
Four Walker's students' art has been published in the winter issue of the National Art Honor Society Newsletter.
Walker’s offers two formal galleries for visiting artists and community members, including alumnae, to exhibit their work. Artists exhibit for approximately seven weeks, with the opening of the show celebrated with a reception that is open to the public and the Walker’s community. During receptions, students are invited to discuss the exhibited artwork with the artist, with many visiting artists conducting workshops for students in Walker’s visual art studios. Artists interested in exhibiting their work should contact Corina Alvarezdelugo at firstname.lastname@example.org or 860-408-4261.