Visual Arts

Our Amazing Art Teachers



Bailey Bruce - Visual Arts

Ryan Dolan - Ceramics

Melissa Gonzales - Visual Arts

Tamsin Gosselin - Photography

Molly Hennessy - Digital Arts

Kylie McGinnis - Visual Arts


David Hubbard - 7th Grade Art

Jamie Roy - 7th Grade Art

Andres Sanchez - 7th/8th Grade Art


Karen Wakeley


Marc Alongi - Dunbar Hill

Brian Chasnoff - Helen Street

Rachael DaCunto - Ridge Hill

Andy Debenedet - Shepherd Glen

Jane Kos - West Woods

Julies Ly - Bear Path

Matthew Romeo - Church Street

Patrick Sullivan - Spring Glen

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.  

COMING SOON: Town-wide Art Show 2024

townwide art show april 4th 5:30-7:30pm at hamden middle

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Hamden Public Schools offers a broad range of artistic opportunities for students in all of our schools. Here are just a few examples of student work across grade levels and course offerings below. 

Scholastic Award Winners 2024

HHS Chalk Fest 2023

Chalk Fest is one of the most popular events all year and 2023 did not disappoint! Students spent hours designing beautiful artwork in the courtyard with the theme of "Hollywood". Many thanks to the hard work of all the staff who made the event possible, and thank you to all the participating students who filled our courtyard with creativity, color, and beauty!

Happiness Project 2023

K-12 youth from across the town of Hamden submitted beautiful, meaningful pieces to the Happiness Project to create a design promoting positive messages for the community. Here are the winning designs for 2023!

Townwide Art 2023

The Townwide Art Show was another huge success this year- congratulations to all of the students whose artwork was selected for the show! Thank you to all of the many community members who came to celebrate and enjoy the incredible student artwork, and to the dedicated and talented staff members who taught the students and organized this wonderful event.

Calendar Recognition 2022

Congratulations to the students with featured artwork in the 2022-23 school calendar! We continue to be impressed by the creativity, talent, and dedication of our students!

Dunbar Hill "Art for the Sky" 2022


Once Upon a from Daniel Dancer on Vimeo.

The Dunbar Hill community came together to create this art project, led by art teacher Mr. Alongi! Watch the video to see the student involvement in every step of the process, with stunning final results!