High School Programs

Visual Arts Program

This program is designed to assist college-bound students and others to stand above the rest—strengthening portfolios that are required in the college admission process.

It is offered to all high school students with a serious interest in the visual arts. Students with varying levels of experience and ability are welcome.

Fall 2019 Program

About the Program

The Fall 2019 Visual Arts Program runs from October 26–December 14 (no class on November 23) on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. 
 
Program Costs

$375 (including supplies)

Fall Courses Offered

Painting from Observation

Course Offered Focusing on the human figure and still-life, students sharpen their observational skills. Students investigate the nature of drawing as a means to making paintings. An exploration of technique, materials, color, composition, texture and form, will be covered. Participants will complete one to two paintings for their portfolios.

Important Information

Additional Cost Information
Program fee must be included with application. Checks are payable to the Hartford Art School. Please do not mail cash.

Need-Based Aid
Limited need-based scholarship awards are available and granted on an individual basis. Scholarships are for tuition only.

Class Credit
Course credit is not offered for these classes.

Art Supplies
All supplies will be provided by the Hartford Art School.

Models
Nude models are employed in this program for academic study purposes. A parent’s or guardian’s consent is required for the applicant’s participation in these classes.

Contact Us 
860.768.4827
calafiore@hartford.edu

Note: Hartford Art School reserves the right to cancel, change, or reschedule classes or instructors as necessary.

Spring 2020 Program

About the Program

The Spring 2020 Visual Arts Program runs from March 21–May 2 on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.


Program Costs

$385 (including supplies)

Spring Courses Offered

Digital Illustration & 3D Computer Modeling

Learn the ever-expanding process of digital illustration and painting. Students develop a solid understanding of combining observation and imaginative styles while utilizing digital programs and 3D computer modeling. This class allows students to find their voice and artistic style as they create.

Drawing from the Figure

Focusing on the human figure, students sharpen their observational skills working from a live model. Students investigate the nature of drawing as a way of seeing and develop technical skills through the exploration of line, tone, form, and composition based on the tradition of figure drawing.

Summer 2020 Program

About the Program

The Summer 2020 Visual Arts Program runs from July 6–23, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 
 
Program Costs

$975 (including supplies)

Summer Courses Offered

Figure & Observational Drawing

With instructor Tiago Finato. Focusing on the human figure, students sharpen their observational skills working from a live model. Students also investigate the nature of drawing as a way of seeing and develop technical skills through the exploration of line, tone, form, and composition based on the tradition of still-life.

Photography

With instructor Robert Calafiore. A class with emphasis on analog photography, camera, darkroom practices, film developing, and photo printing in color and black and white.

Ceramics

With instructors Nathan Carris Carnes and Matt Dercole. This class explores the use of clay through wheel throwing and hand building methods. Basic glazing and firing techniques will also be covered.