Education Commissioner’s Office Art Contest

Erin Scalora submitted a piece of artwork to the State Commissioner of Education’s “Commissioner’s Office Art Contest.” Erin’s work was chosen from over 70 submissions, as a finalist.


All finalists will have their work hung in the Department of Education Commissioner’s suite. At a later date, Erin will be invited to a gallery showing, that will be held for all 20 finalists.

Brent Catan was one of the 70 students who submitted a work, and while it wasn’t one of the finalists, he was given the opportunity to put his piece on display as part of a 4-6 month rotating gallery on the walls of the State Department Building in Hartford.


Art Survey Class Collaborates with Child Development



In the month of December, Ms. Galasso’s Art Survey class collaborated in a cross-curricular lesson with Mrs. Richards’ Child Development class in an Author/Illustrator project!

As part of the Art Survey Curriculum, Art Survey students participate in a 2D Design unit where they have to author children’s books. In doing this, they create the designs of each page using cut-paper collage techniques while creating symbolism through simple shapes, color lines, usage of Elements and Principles as well as Compositional Rules.

This year the project took a new twist! In the new building, the Art Department and Child Development rooms are right around the corner from one another! In the Child Development classes, BHS students worked with the Playschool students to create original stories. The Playschool students authored each story and the Child Development students wrote them down for them. From there, the stories were given to the Art Survey students to illustrate and bring them to life.

The project culminated with a celebration at the end of December where the Art Survey students got to share their children’s books with the Playschool kids and their parents, as well as the Child Development students!

Thank you to Mrs. Richards and her 4th Period Fall Semester Child Development class for being a part of this collaboration!

For photos of the events and the actual books, please click here.


Celebrate Youth Art Month at the AP Studio Art Show! Mar. 3-7.


Berlin High School AP Studio Art is excited to announce their show dates at Berlin Peck Library. Deemed by the College Board, the AP Studio Art Course breaks down into three different strands or areas of focus: Drawing/Painting, 2-D Design, and 3-D Design.

Due to inclement weather on Tuesday night, the opening has been moved to  Wednesday, March 4th from 6:30-8:00 and will run through till Saturday, March 7th for viewing

The gallery hours are Monday through Thursday from 10 – 8, Friday 10 – 5 and Saturdays, 10 – 4. Please come out to support your homegrown artists!

 Map to the Berlin Peck Library