Boarding and Day · Co-ed College Prep · Grades 6–12 & Postgraduate · Hebron, Maine

Middle School Arts

Opportunities to experience The Arts are on offer from the moment students join us in Middle School.  Whether they choose to explore their own individual artistic interests or develop their talents as part of a larger group there is something for everyone at Hebron.

Visual Arts

Students have the opportunity to express, create, and develop skills using a variety of painting, drawing, and sculptural media. They undertake individual and group projects in class that allow them to explore theory and perspective, basic techniques of application and design, and art history. The program is designed to accommodate both beginners and accomplished students.

Drama

The annual Middle School drama production is a highlight of each school year. Students are welcome to participate in drama, an activity that meets each afternoon for several weeks leading up to a production. Students take part in acting exercises, practice their lines, and prepare sets. The productions are fun, but complex. Recent plays include:

  • Nothing But The Truth

  • Bottom of the Lake

  • It's All Greek to Me

  • The Adventures of Perseus

  • Canterbury Tales

  • Taste of Shakespeare: Romeo and Juliet and The Tempest

  • Nothing but the Truth

  • Pain Scale

  • Hoodie

  • Pandora's Fire

Music

Middle School students study music history and theory and learn to read music. They listen to and learn to recognize music from many of the world's different cultures and to appreciate the differences in style and composition. They explore the lives and music of various period composers to develop writing and listening skills. They also study the instruments of the orchestra: how they are made, what they sound like, and the roles they play in orchestral performance.

Students may also take private lessons in instrument and voice, as well as participate in chorus and band or the string ensemble.