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Our Mission is to inspire and prepare all students to realize their potential and enhance our global community.


47 Whiting Lane
West Hartford, CT 06119
Phone: 860-233-8541
Fax: 860-236-9367

Karen Kukish, Principal

Welcome to Ms. Hop’s art class page for Whiting Lane Elementary School!



Students enjoy art class once a week for 1 hour. The current visual arts curriculum encompasses the four components of Comprehensive Art Education (Discipline Based Art Education). 

  • Art production- Hands on exploration and expression of various art media.
  • Art History/Culture- The observation, response, and application of knowledge of visual artists and cultures.

  • Art Criticism- The study of responding to the elements and principles of art and other criteria regarding content, media, and techniques.

  • Art Aesthetics- The study and practice of forming opinions and making reasoned judgments about art.

Units of study include, but are not limited to...

  • Kindergarten- Grandma Moses, Piet Mondrian, Leo Lionni

  • Grade 1- Mary Cassatt, Henri Rousseau, Eric Carle,

  • Grade 2- Romare Bearden, Paul Klee, Claude Monet

  • Grade 3- Vincent Van Gogh, Henri Matisse, Alexander Calder

  • Grade 4- Georges Seurat, Georgia O'Keeffe, Op Art, Franz Marc

  • Grade 5- Andy Warhol, Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dali, Rene Magritte, Pop Art, Surrealism

For more information about the WHPS Art Department Curriculum and Standards, please visit the following site for more information: https://www.whps.org/page.cfm





Upcoming Events

  • April 2019
    • WedApr24 Passover (8 days)
    • WedApr24 Gr 5 Band 7:45 AM to 8:30 AM
    • WedApr24 Cub Scouts-cafe 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    • ThuApr25 Passover (8 days)
    • ThuApr25 Gr 2-Roaring Brook Nature Center 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM


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West Hartford Public Schools

50 South Main St, West Hartford, CT  06107

T: 860-561-6600

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