Center for the Arts

The Campus Center — A hub for the Arts inside, a hub for social meet-ups outside.
The beautiful Campus Center houses our Center for the Arts and much more.

Major Features of the Center for the Arts

  • The Diane P. McLarty ("Black Box") Theater
    This flexible theatre space is home for Pennington drama and dance. Capable of being configured in several different theatre layouts, it will stimulate, educate, and entertain.
  • Silva Gallery of Art
    The Gallery provides a professional venue with 120 feet of linear display space, enhanced by natural and artificial light: a place where Pennington students, faculty, and visiting artists display their work.
  • Art Studios
    Windows, glass, and light make these attractive spaces ideal for painting, drawing, and graphic design - complete with state-of-the-art computer stations, eight pottery wheels, and all the equipment needed to practice traditional and alternative artmaking techniques.
  • Tiered Large Ensemble Rehearsal Room
    This acoustically correct space is configured in levels to maximize the special qualities of vocal and instrumental performance.
  • Music Theory Classroom
    With ten computer MIDI stations, complete with industry-standard composition and music-editing software, this classroom provides students a place to compose, listen, and realize their musical visions.
  • Instrument and Vocal Practice Rooms
    These soundproof areas (three for individual rehearsals and one for group rehearsals) allow our musicians to practice without disturbing other students and activities.
  • Photography Classroom/Darkroom
    With plenty of room for photochemistry and a bank of enlargers, this space serves the photographers in our school. Students have access to cutting-edge computer technology at ten computer workstations outfitted with industry-standard design software.
  • Kiln Room
    The well-ventilated kiln room boats two high-fire electric kilns and a glaze station for students to learn how to formulate their own glazes.
  • Costume/Wardrobe Room
    Racks of costumes, yards of fabric, and sewing machines allow students to design and create the theatrical wardrobe for an entire cast.
  • Set Design Studio
    A fully equipped woodshop and lighting studio allow students to gain hands-on experience in lighting, set building, and design.
  • Lecture Center Stage
    An intimate 170-seat theater provides a close-up view of every performance.
  • Sparks Gymnasium Stage
    Our large gym stage provides plenty of room for major school events, concerts, and visiting artists.
  • Video Production Studio
    Our fully outfitted 10-workstation video lab allows students to learn video editing, production, and after-effects.
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The Silva Gallery of Art

 

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Middle School Play in the Diane P. McLarty ("Black Box") Theater

 

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Art Studio

 

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Music Room