At Walker’s, students have the opportunity to create, present, connect, and respond to art through a variety of experiences and hands-on activities to communicate ideas and convey emotions.
Here, students explore a wide range of media including drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture, 3D design, textile arts, ceramics, digital photography, and film using a variety of media, tools, and techniques.
We help students develop the ability to analyze, interpret, and evaluate works of art and they learn how to make cross-curricular connections and understand how the arts are integral to daily life. Students learn to think critically and problem solve through hands-on experiences as they develop their innate creativity. While the emphasis is on making art, students also learn to articulate ideas using the language and vocabulary of art by integrating the Elements of Art and the Principles of Design.
Students are provided with opportunities to display their artworks in and outside of the school in art exhibitions and competitions. Professional artists are invited to display their works in our on-campus galleries and teach master workshops to expand students’ visual knowledge. Students routinely visit local and regional art museums to expand their knowledge.
Venezuelan-American artist and educator Corina S. Alvarezdelugo was born in Valencia, Venezuela. She studied at Choate Rosemary Hall in Connecticut, had formal art training with Venezuelan painter and sculptor Luis Alvarez de Lugo, and earned a BFA in studio art with Honors and Distinction from Albertus Magnus College in New Haven, while raising her three children. She is currently a Lesley Art + Design MFA in Visual Arts candidate at Lesley University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, with a Strauch-Mosse Merit Scholarship.
Ms. Corina, as her students call her, has years of experience working in different media and techniques that her students benefit from, including drawing, painting, mixed media, fiber art, printmaking, and 3D design sculpture and installation. Her artwork has been shown in galleries and museums in South America, the Caribbean, and in the USA, including the prestigious Salmagundi Club in New York City. Ms. Corina’s work has been published in numerous publications and has been featured on Spotlight on the Arts on Connecticut Public Television (Piece nominated for an Emmy award). She has won awards from major organizations in Connecticut and New York, as well as an artist-in residency at the Vermont Studio Center with a Merit-based Grant. She was also a 2019 artist-in residency at RUC (Residency for Contemporary Artists) in the Italian Alps, EU.Read Full Profile
Ben Barker earned a B.Sc. (Hons) in Environmental Sciences from the University of East Anglia in England and is a graduate of the Connecticut Film Industry Training Program from Quinnipiac University in Hamden, CT. Ben spent over 20 years in the environmental industry conducting laboratory analysis, site investigations and indoor air quality studies. His specialty was the creation and operation of mobile laboratory businesses and he became a State of CT Department of Health Services Environmental Laboratory Director operating labs throughout New England and mid-Atlantic states. After leaving the scientific arena, Ben pursued his life-long love of photography and film by working in locations management for film and television productions in New York City and Connecticut. He is also a seasoned and qualified soccer coach, having coached the game to all youth ages from two to 18 year olds.Read Full Profile