Forman School held a celebratory groundbreaking ceremony for a new Visual and Performing Arts Center on Friday, May 27, 2016 from 3:00-4:00pm on campus. Head of School Adam K. Man, along with Trustees Louise Hoppe Finnerty P'11, President of the Board, and Frederick M. Lione, Jr. P'91, Head of Buildings and Grounds all spoke at the event.
The Visual and Performing Arts Center will include a host of spacious and state-of-the-art classrooms for dance, photography, videography, theater, ceramics and pottery, jewelry making, drawing and painting, and more. The theater boasts 300 seats, as well as a scene shop, dressing rooms, and costuming area. In addition to a modern, comfortable space, the photography and videography programs will benefit from a dark room and green screen room. The ceramics studio will have an indoor and outdoor throwing area including a Raku kiln and dance students will enjoy the classic wall-to-wall mirrors in their studio.
The new facility will blend nicely with the architecture and scenery of the timeless beauty of the campus, but will highlight beautiful, unique features such as cedar siding, stone veneer, a galvalume standing seam roof, exterior benches, stone hardscape, river rock, exterior columns, large windows, and wood louvers. The location will be central for students, close to Olson Outdoor Education Center and Henderson Administrative Building as well as the Science Center and Williams Academic Building.
Construction will take approximately one year and will be completed for the 2017-’18 academic year.
View photos from the groundbreaking, click here.
For any questions on Visual and Performing Arts Center, please contact Assistant Head of School for Institutional Advancement Justin Solomon at firstname.lastname@example.org or 860.567.1896.