Cranbrook believes that everyone has the capacity to make art, and we aim to foster that ability in each student with the Arts program at our private boarding and day school in Michigan. The arts are passionate. Initially solitary and ultimately public, the arts involve the whole person and address the whole community. Recognizing that intense and regular exposure to the arts has always had a civilizing and liberating influence, our Fine Arts, Dance, Drama, and Music Programs offer students a variety of studio and performance-based classes and frequent exposure to a diverse group of artists.
Since its founding in 1927 Cranbrook has always placed great emphasis on the importance of the arts and artists in our society. As the Booths revered great artistic and architectural talent, employing such renowned figures as architect Eliel Saarinen and sculptor Carl Milies to contribute to our campus, Cranbrook continues to uphold creative expression as an essential component of the school experience. Our students’ art choices abound: printmaking, drawing, metalsmithing, weaving, symphony and jazz bands, choral groups, stagecraft, acting, dance, sculpture, and ceramics.
In addition to our accomplished art faculty, Cranbrook Kingswood students have additional resources available to them in the Cranbrook Academy of Art
, the only institution in the nation dedicated exclusively to studio-based graduate education in art, design, and architecture, as well as the Cranbrook Art Museum
, a contemporary art museum featuring the work of local, national and international artists.