About Me

Welcome to the Visual Arts page for Harwinton Consolidated School. My name is Caroline Luke, and I am excited to begin my second year as the visual arts teacher at HCS

My Philosophy
I am passionate about the arts and the importance of their role in every child's educational experience. As an art educator, I believe in the power of art as a means of self-expression and as a creative outlet, and I also see it as a necessary component within a comprehensive K-12 curriculum. Art gives us the ability to draw connections between all subjects—it is the common thread, and it allows us to see the world from a unique and varied perspective. Effective art education helps students develop creativity and problem-solving skills—essential tools in today’s rapidly changing society. I believe in a holistic approach to art education that is founded on a sense of classroom community and purpose, focuses on meeting the needs of all learners, and encourages creativity, inquisitiveness, and self-expression in students.

My hope is that students are challenged creatively in the art room, that they grow in skill and self-confidence as artists and individuals, and that they have fun learning!

A bit more about me:

I earned my B.A. in Studio Art and English from Smith College in 2007 and my M.A.T. in Art Education from Plymouth State University in 2015. I am originally from Connecticut and was happy to return to begin my teaching career. 

I am also an artist and enjoy drawing, painting, photography, ceramics, and jewelry-making. I'm always interested in learning new creative methods and processes to share with students. 

In my free time, I enjoy yoga, hiking, and spending time with my family. 

Thank you for taking the time to visit. I send out periodic newsletters on art room happenings in addition to sharing student artwork on our Artsonia page. Parents are always welcome to visit the art room! Please feel free to contact me at [email protected] anytime if you have questions! 

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