Arts in the Community

The Farmington Visual Arts Department strives to work in partnership with parents, community members, and organizations within the community in an effort to present our students with real world experiences and every possible opportunity to expand understanding and appreciation of the fine and applied arts.

Farmington Map Project

FHS is one of eight schools to be awarded an “Arts in Education” grant from the multi-agency partnership between SDE, DECD’s CT Office of the Arts, and the CT Arts Council. Over 80 schools and districts applied for the grant and our project “Interactive Community Map: Intersection of Fine Arts, New Media & Engineering” was selected to receive over $39,000 in funding.

The purpose of these grants is to strengthen arts programming in CT through sustained partnerships with community organizations and local artists. Check out the student-authored project BLOG at:

Art in the Community

Thanks to a collaboration that Mrs. Turner has established in the community, FPS students have their artwork hanging at the CT Childrens Hospital and also are featured at Starbucks in Farmington. We are excited about the accolades that our students are receiving from the community.

Farmington River Mural

Molly Lantagne, with the support of FOCUS, led Union School students through a mural project that reflected their research of the Farmington River. They created a meaningful and aesthetically pleasing outdoor mural for a nearby area undergoing construction. One of her students was quoted as saying, "I think it's cool to be able to pain all those beautiful fish".


Students in Mr. Corrigan's Alternative Energy Vehicle course design and build cars that are put to the test at Lime Rock Park. The cars run on solar batteries, so design and driving style contribute on the length of the race.

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