News from the Studio

Visual Arts Incorporated

Welcome Families

Welcome, It is hard to believe that school has been in session for half of quarter one already! Thank you to all of the families that came and introduced yourselves at open house, it was a pleasure to meet you and to show you around our art spaces. I look forward to sharing information and images with all of my students and their families to give a sense of the experiences that happen in the visual arts courses at BHS. Stay tuned for this monthly newsletter with photographs and information showcasing a day in the life of an art student. Please feel free to contact me any time, this is going to be a great year!


Mrs. Argenta


The visual arts are a vital part of every student’s education. The visual arts promote creative thinking, self-esteem, and discipline, which are necessary requirements for learning in all subject areas.

The visual arts allow students to develop their imagination, problem solving techniques, and critical thinking skills. These skills ultimately enhance their ability to adapt to various situations, their capacity to use good judgment, their comprehension of alternate solutions, and their openness to different views and opinions. Students will utilize these skills in becoming effective individuals in an interdependent society. The visual arts prepare students to:

· Develop increasing abilities to pose insightful questions about contexts, processes and criteria for evaluation.

· Develop deeper and more profound photographic works that reflect the maturation of their creative and problem solving skills.

· Develop vocabularies and concepts associated with various art processes and techniques.

· Apply art media, techniques, and processes to their photographic artworks.

· Understand the multifaceted interplay of different media, styles, and forms, techniques, and processes in the creation of their work.

· Relate understandings about the historical and cultural contexts of art to situations in contemporary life.

BHS Visual Arts Course Offerings

· Introduction to Art

· Photography I & II

· Advanced Drawing

· Painting & 2D

· Ceramics & Sculpture

· Advanced Placement Studio Art (grades 11-12 only)

· UConn Early College Experience Drawing I (grades 11-12 only)

Upcoming museum trip

Coming soon there will be a combined Art and History trip to the Wadsworth Atheneum date TBD. Students will be studying the works of Renaissance artists on this visit.

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
  • Fabric

Local Resources and visual arts advocacy