It is time to see us and our point of view.

A Visit to The Renaissance

On December 22, 2016, Mrs. Argenta’s art students and Mr. Mishriky’s freshmen history students took a trip to the Wadsworth Atheneum and the Connecticut Science Center in downtown Hartford. It is important to note that all of these students signed up to participate in this activity even though it was scheduled to occur on a Saturday, rather than a Thursday. The students were excited to go and view some of Leonardo da Vinci’s Renaissance inventions and learn how they worked and what purpose they served at the time. At the Wadsworth, the group split into two, and the two tour guides presented and talked about many paintings, going into great detail of the many Renaissance characteristics displayed in the each of them. They showed a Caravaggio painting, along with other paintings that gave the students a better understanding of how much the art changed and developed through the Renaissance.

Introduction to Art / Element of Value & Color Explorations

Creating a Spectrum of Color:

How often do we take color for granted? In this lesson, you can use the power of color to give life to an ordinary object.

Peace Dove by: Kuna Indians

Photography I

The shutter of a camera can be adjusted to either stop or continue action. The results are very different when the camera shutter speed is changed. A slow shutter can result in softer blurred action while a fast can freeze the subject in midair.

UConn ECE Drawing

A self-portrait is a representation of an artist, drawn, painted, photographed, or sculpted by that artist. Capturing the character and uniqueness of oneself is a challenge and an emotional journey that can only be described as honest and a pure form of personal expression.

Independent Study in Ceramics

This course is designed to help the qualified student to independently pursue one or more facets of art and art history. The instructor provides guidance; however, it is necessary that the Independent Art student be seriously committed to developing projects and ideas on his/her own. Written Independent Art Projects and Self Critiques are included in the Independent Study course. At least 3 major projects must be completed each quarter. Study outside of class, a weekly sketchbook, a written proposal and a bi-weekly journal are requirements of this course. Students will also be provided access to the computer lab and library for research. All Independent Study students will be required to set up a display of all of their work for all to view from May through September.

Advanced Placement Studio: Drawing

II Concentration - Works describing an in-depth exploration of a particular design concern.

Students will be required to write a concentration statement at the end of the first semester. The entire second semester will be devoted the creation of the concentration body of the portfolio. 12 digital images of chosen work will be sent to the College Board.

Seeking Gently Used / New Donations

  • Masking Tape
  • Painters Tape
  • Tin Foil
  • Ziploc Bags
  • Small Towels / Rags
  • Acid Free Mat Board
  • Sponges
  • Plastic / Paper Grocery Bags
  • Fabric Softener
  • Thumb Tacks