Visual Arts

The visual arts program at CSW inspires and challenges every student–of any skill level–to dig deep and access their artistic voice. Our teachers help students uncover and nurture that potential with strong foundation and advanced courses in drawing, painting, sculpture, photography, filmmaking and digital art.

Our art facilities boast studio spaces, darkrooms, a multimedia lab, large-scale printers, pottery wheels and a kiln. With more than 50 courses to choose from, students can try their hands at making a horror film, wearable art or an eco-sculpture out of found natural materials.

Courses are designed to help students develop visual literacy, gain high levels of skill and hone the ability to critically evaluate creative work.

Assignments often require students to explore different approaches, encouraging them to take creative risks and become innovative problem solvers.

Students who wish to pursue higher education in the arts are regularly admitted into the top art schools in the nation, including Cooper Union, Rhode Island School of Design, Art Institute of Chicago and Massachusetts College of Art.

Check out the CSW calendar to see upcoming gallery events on campus, as well. See you at the next End of Mod Art Show!

Tom, Visual Arts Teacher

Courses Include

Art and Community
Digital Street Photography
Dimensions of Time
Documentary Photo Project
Drawing Social Justice
Experimental Photo/Video
Installation Art
Life Drawing
Sculpture: Jewelry & Small Objects
Sculpture: Wheelworking
Wearable Art

Visual Arts Faculty

List of 6 members.

  • Photo of Todd Bartel

    Todd Bartel 

    Visual Art Faculty and Thompson Gallery Director
    Rhode Island School of Design - B.F.A.
    Carnegie Mellon University - M.F.A.
    Year Appointed: 2002
  • Photo of Tom Evans

    Tom Evans 

    Visual Art Faculty
    Hamilton College - B.A.
    Massaschusetts College of Art - M.F.A.
    Massachusetts College of Art - M.S.
    Year Appointed: 1987
  • Photo of Tony Loreti

    Tony Loreti 

    Visual Art Faculty and Community Gallery Coordinator
    Boston University - B.S.
    Massachusetts College of Art - M.F.A.
    Year Appointed: 1997
  • Photo of Anne Rearick

    Anne Rearick 

    Visual Art Faculty
    University of Massachusetts - Amherst - B.A.
    Massachusetts College of Art - M.F.A.
    Year Appointed: 1994
  • Photo of Alison Safford

    Alison Safford 

    Visual Art Faculty
    Carnegie Mellon University - B.F.A.
    Alfred University - M.F.A.
    Year Appointed: 2005
  • Photo of Christopher Whittaker

    Christopher Whittaker 

    Visual Art Department Chair
    University of Wisconsin - MFA
    Year Appointed: 2014

The Cambridge School of Weston is a progressive high school for day and boarding students in grades 9–12 and PG. CSW's mission is to provide a progressive education that emphasizes deep learning, meaningful relationships, and a dynamic program that inspires students to discover who they are and what their contribution is to their school, their community and the world.