Art

The CTECS Art program begins with observation of the real world: recording, analysis and creation of a visual response to the surroundings. Art makes students look at things anew – even ordinary aspects of the world.

When art is added to STEM the acronym becomes STE(A)M- Science, Technology, Engineering, ART and Math. Students are encouraged to connect art to their core academic subjects as well as their chosen career-technologies. Art is a creative force that allows expression of design to the academic process.

Elements and Principles of Art is recommended for grades 9-12 in order to support students in gaining prerequisite foundation skills in the visual arts.

Art Course Sequence

Grade 9

Grade 10

Grade 11

Grade 12

½ credit

½ credit

½ credit

½ credit

Elements and Principles of Art I

Elements and Principles of Art I and II

Digital Photography

2-D Design

3-D Design

Drawing

Painting

Studio Art

Elements and Principles of Art I and II

Digital Photography

2-D Design

3-D Design

Drawing

Painting

Studio Art

Advanced Art

Printmaking

Trade Art 11

AP Art I

Elements and Principles of Art I and II

Digital Photography

2-D Design

3-D Design

Drawing

Painting

Studio Art

Advanced Art

Printmaking

Trade Art 12

AP Art II

Welcome!

Students at Grasso Tech are fortunate to be able to explore their personal creativity, strengthen visual literacy and innovation skills in the arts. Art classes are open to all students. They are ½ credit classes scheduled into a student’s academic cycle.


We love to recognize students for their artwork! Each year one student is chosen from our school to receive the Connecticut Association of Schools’ Outstanding Art Student Award. Student artwork is also displayed in the school, on the school website, and at local galleries. Students participate in art shows such as the CTHSS District Annual Art Show and local shows such as Mystic Museum of Art “Young at Art” show.

I am available afterschool for students who wish personalize their learning experience through building portfolios. For more information about the Grasso Tech Visual Arts program and examples of student work, see the following links:

Teacher website (with personalized description of courses offered and photos of student work) http://supples.weebly.com

Feel free to email me with questions you have about the program at joy.supples@ct.gov.

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COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

Elements and Principles of Art I and II (FA613, FA614)
Students will have an opportunity to create and respond to visual arts, focusing on drawing, design, color, painting and sculpture. This course will introduce students to a variety of techniques and mediums that they will apply while creating a portfolio of original artwork.