Check out this article about the video our department produced for the students of HPS...


Did you see the news report about the new billboards designed by Hamden art students?  Check it out here:





Eric Nyquist

Director of Fine and Performing Arts
Central Office

Department Philosophy

The Department of Fine and Performing Arts seeks to provide students in all grades  a variety of opportunities to experience, explore and develop skills in music, visual arts and theatre.  Our goal is to help students to become creative problem solvers, independent thinkers, lifelong appreciators of art, and human beings who understand the importance of the arts to society.  Along the way, we strive to help them enjoy their exposure to the arts, while learning valuable lessons about the benefits of practice, the importance of patient persistence, and the role of the individual as a member of an ensemble.  Exposing all students to a variety of art forms and pushing students who have chosen the arts as a focus are our dual and compatible goals.  


Download HeRe