Like music, art is an important part of a well-rounded education. The Smith School offers a variety of art courses that teach basic skills such as illustration and painting. Other art media are explored, including ceramics, block printing, and photography.
The school’s proximity to many fine museums and galleries is a valuable resource for many art-oriented students. Field trips to the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) occur each semester. One Smith School student supplements her Smith School education with classes at MOMA.
The Smith School Drama Program utilizes skills in voice and diction, social awareness, characterization and theatre history to provide an interactive, performance-based curriculum. Not only is theatre a positive strategy for students to develop public speaking and acting skills, but also create a safe and nurturing environment for growth and personal exploration. Each year consists of at least two “coffee house” style live performances, field trips to Broadway and Off-Broadway shows, and a selection of in-class workshops with current talent in the fields of acting, technical theatre and production.