Art Education K-12

Shannon Gagne, Supervisor
860-658-0451, ext. 620 | sgagne@simsbury.k12.ct.us

About Us

The Simsbury Public Schools Art faculty has a long history of involvement in district, state and national initiatives in art education in order to develop and continuously improve an outstanding curriculum, K-12.While incorporating the traditional methods that have had great success, we have moved into three major areas that have served to structure our approach to the teaching of art; Discipline Based Art Education, Connecticut Standards for Visual Art Education, and Understanding by Design.

Department Mission Statement

Our Schools

Simsbury High School (Grades 9-12)
Henry James Memorial School (Grades 7-8)
Elementary Level

  • Central Elementary School (Grades PreK-6)
  • Latimer Lane Elementary School (Grades K-6)
  • Squadron Line Elementary School (Grades K-6)
  • Tootin' Hills Elementary School (Grades PreK-6)
  • Tariffville Elementary School (Grades K-6)

Student Artist Gallery

Student Spotlight

The Simsbury Public Schools Art faculty celebrates the accomplishments of our students.

In Spring 2017 the artwork of many students district-wide was selected for recognition by the CAEA. Read press release

2017 Scholastic Art Award Winners

High School

The National Art Honor Society welcomed its newest members at the annual induction ceremony on May 25th. At the ceremony, the contributions and accomplishments of current members of NAHS were recognized and celebrated. This year, NAHS students have successfully raised money to help fund their activities through various fundraisers, supported the theater group during this year's Winter Musical performance, and helped to sponsor a student participate in Simsbury Art Academy this summer. Prior to the ceremony, NAHS students toured the art show with members of the Simsbury Senior Center, who spoke with them about their artwork before sharing a dinner.

Middle School

Seventh and eighth grade students from Henry James Memorial School had their artwork featured at the Barnes & Noble in the Shoppes at Farmington Valley. The artwork was on display during the week of May 15th.

Elementary School

Tariffville Students Earn Awards in Simsbury Free Library Art Contest Community News (October 9, 2015)

Exhibitions

There are no exhibitions scheduled at this time.

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