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Our Mission is to inspire and prepare all students to realize their potential and enhance our global community.


110 Beechwood Road
West Hartford, CT 06107
Phone: 860-231-5000
Fax: 860-521-6699

Julio Duarte, Principal 

Visual Arts



Art Brochure (pdf)


The visual arts curriculum encompasses the four components of Comprehensive Art Education (Discipline Based Art Education), art production, art history, aesthetics, and art criticism which encourage students to see and think about the world from different perspectives. Every student is entitled to a quality education in the visual arts. Such an education will provide students with the means to:

  • Value art as an important realm of human activity, and a lifelong source of insight and understanding
  • Offer self-reflective opportunities focusing on expression and development of personal style
  • Provide opportunities to develop interpersonal skills through collaborative work
  • Improve perceptual skills and strengthen their knowledge base
  • Enhance their critical and creative thinking abilities as well as problem solving skills
  • Develop visual literacy skills
  • Broaden their career opportunities and possible application
  • Foster development of 21st century skills

Course offerings provide guided learning experiences with two-dimensional and three-dimensional art forms and concepts. A variety of subject matter, materials, tools and production techniques are explored. The courses encourage students to make connections with other disciplines through class discussions, assignments, research, readings, lectures, guest speakers and field trips.


Department Staff




Title Ext Email Website
 Pam Murphy Department Supervisor      5186      pam_murphy@whps.org  
 Jessica Fallis Teacher  6184  jessica_fallis@whps.org website
 Brigid Kennedy     Teacher 6182   brigid_kennedy@whps.org      website

Courses Offered

Ceramics I, II
Drawing I, II
Painting I, II
Sculpture I, II
Survey of Visual Arts Processes,Media and Techniques I, II
Design in Everyday Life: A Personal Perspective
Design in Everyday Life: A Global Perspective
Portfolio Preparation
AP Studio Art

West Hartford Public Schools

50 South Main St, West Hartford, CT  06107

T: 860-561-6600

F: 860-561-6910

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