Visual Arts

Our Amazing Art Teachers

 

HAMDEN HIGH SCHOOL

Linda Dempsey - Visual Arts

Ryan Dolan - Ceramics

Melissa Gonzales - Visual Arts

Tamsin Gosselin - Photography

Molly Hennessy - Digital Arts

HAMDEN MIDDLE SCHOOL

Laura Boehning - 7th Grade Art

David Hubbard - 7th Grade Art

Andres Sanchez - 7th/8th Grade Art

ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS

Marc Alongi - Dunbar Hill

Brian Chasnoff - Helen Street

Rachael DaCunto - Ridge Hill

Andy Debenedet - Bear Path

Travis Duffy - Church Street

Jane Kos - West Woods

Julies Ly - Shepherd Glen

Patrick Sullivan - Spring Glen

Karen Wakeley - Alice Peck

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.  

We are very excited to present the 2021 Virtual Town-wide Art Show!!!

 

Click below to view all the wonderful student artwork from all our schools:

townwide art show title link

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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/

Church Street School Community Art Project!

HAMDEN MIDDLE SCHOOL ART SHOW 2020

The Memory Project

Each year, HHS art students 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!

 

HHS SIDEWALK
CHALKFEST 2019

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