Every student needs and deserves a high-quality education in visual arts. The arts are an integral component of the comprehensive curriculum provided to all Connecticut students at every grade. They play an essential role in the daily lives of citizens and are essential to the expression of human experience. An understanding and appreciation of the arts, as well as the ability to participate in the arts, are essential attributes of an educated person.

Source: Connecticut State Department of Education



High School




National Arts Standards

ArtsEdge – The Kennedy Centre in Washington has a bank of lesson plans and full learning situations with accompanying resource materials which could be adapted to fit the QEP. Many are transdisciplinary. The bank is searchable by arts subject, other subjects and grade level.

ArtsEdNet – The Getty’s Art Education web site with links to lesson plans, curriculum ideas, image galleries and exhibitions. A chat section is included in the site for educators to exchange ideas.

Inkscape –  professional quality vector graphics software which runs on Linux, Mac OS X and Windows desktop computers.



Tracy Avicolli Director of the Arts & Wellness 860-695-8818
Kara Arnold Curriculum Specialist 860-695-8792