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

Lisa Butler - Ridge Hill

Brian Chasnoff - Helen Street

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

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.  

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!

Five students from Hamden High School have been recognized by Scholastic Art Awards for their art work.  Scholastic is considered the most important and prestigious arts awards in the Connecticut.  We are very proud to have five students recognized by Scholastic.  The following students were winners in the competition.  Their art work is on display at The University of Hartford Art School until January 31. 

 

Ethel Galvez Sargento    Grade 11    Silver Medal                   Drawing and Illustration

 

Allison Lancor             Grade 12        Honorary Mention          Mixed Media


Hayden Piterski          Grade 12         Honorary Mention          Painting

 

Adrian Roman            Grade 10         Silver Medal                      Drawing and Illustration

 

Ayal Kaffman              Grade 10         Honorary Mention           Painting

 

 

 

 

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!

Spring Glen Art Night 2019