Our Amazing Art Teachers

 

HAMDEN HIGH SCHOOL

Leslie Della Valle - Drawing/Painting

Ryan Dolan - Ceramics

Melissa Gonzales - Visual Arts

Tamsin Gosselin - Photography

Molly Hennessy - Digital Arts

HAMDEN MIDDLE SCHOOL

David Hubbard - 7th Grade Art

Andres Sanchez - 7th/8th Grade Art

Laura Boehning - 7th Grade Art

ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS

Katie Anton-Steer - Church Street

Brian Chasnoff - Helen Street

Rachael DaCunto - Ridge Hill

Andy Debenedet - Bear Path

Julies Ly - Shepherd Glen

Pamela Mancini - West Woods

Patrick Sullivan - Spring Glen

Elisa Vegliante - Dunbar Hill

Karen Wakeley - Alice Peck

 

 

 

 

 

Visual Arts

Calendar Recognition Ceremony 2020

 

please watch this short video celebrating the students whose artwork appears in the 2020-2021 Hamden public school calendar. Click on the youtube link below!

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fk8w7qKvkYk

 

 

 

 

HMS Virtual Art Show

Distance Learning Artwork!

Creating great art work is always challenging and rewarding.  That is especially true during a pandemic!  But our students have really risen to the occasion!  Here are some videos and clips of wonderful student art work.  Until we can invite you to an art show (hopefully soon) please enjoy this amazing student work.

 

Mrs. Anton-Steer (Church Street School):

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1reUft0fEJp41Bjek8RJiDJc-F90g9Va6/view?usp=drivesdk

Mrs. Mancini (West Woods School):

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/e/2PACX-1vQGXJDneEA8rlaKVfXlrhu_ZfGDprNe8OsiKKx_UC14U8Nkl-smH1CQgsk-XF_PdCsgt44o-p9RNLxX/pub?start=true&loop=false&delayms=3000

 

 

 

 

Spring Glen Virtual Art Show

Check out these great billboards with important messages designed by three Hamden Public School student artists. Very proud of these artists!

Have you seen the news report done on our student billboard designs?  Here it is:

 

https://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/local/students-make-plea-for-social-distancing/2250062/

The HPS Visual Arts Department works hard to encourage the creativity of every child in the district.  While we believe it is important to teach the principles and techniques of art, we feel it is equally important to allow students to develop the artistic part of the brain.  All students in grades K-7 are provided art instruction each week.  Beginning in 8th grade, we offer a wide array of courses for students who have found an interest in visual arts including ceramics, photography, drawing, painting and digital arts.  

Church Street School Community Art Project!

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HAMDEN MIDDLE SCHOOL ART SHOW 2020

The Memory Project

Each year, the students in Mrs. Della Valle's class participate in The Memory Project.  The students create artistic portraits of students from various countries around the world.  The goal of the project is to make the world a kinder and smaller place through a gift of art.  See the photo above to view the beautiful portraits they sent out today!

 

HHS SIDEWALK
CHALKFEST 2019

Thanks to Mrs. Della Valle and all the art teacher for a GREAT Sidewalk Chalk Festival 2019.  Each year they turn the courtyard of the high school into an art playground.  This year's theme was music.  The students did an awesome job.  Congratulations!