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Litchfield Public Schools

LCS/LIS : February 1- 12
Reception: Thursday, February 7
                       5:00-7:00 p.m.

LMS/LHS: February 14-28 
Reception: Tuesday, February 26
                       5:00-7:00 p.m.


Students at Center School have been creating art to help celebrate the 300th Anniversary of Litchfield in the year 2019.  We have been working on landscapes of Litchfield, weaving cloth as it was woven on a loom in Colonial American times and creating Colonial newspapers using our printing skills.  We are learning that there were many industries in Litchfield over its 300 years.

Grades 4 through 6 at Litchfield Intermediate School learn about the Elements and Principles of Art while developing their critical thinking and problem-solving skills through a variety of art-making processes such as collage, scratchboard, and printmaking. Many of our projects are open-ended so that students may explore their own wide range of interests in order to incorporate them into authentic and meaningful works of art.

Art from Litchfield Middle School students will feature a variety of subject matter including Op Art, value drawings, and self portraits using colored pencils, marker, and graphite pencil. Students employed differen techniques to create abstract illusions as well as representational artwork.

Art from Litchfield High School students will include works from Advanced Placement Studio Art, Advanced Art, Painting & Mixed Media, Drawing, and Illustration & Character Design. Works feature a variety of subject matter and materials including portraiture, still life, scratchboard, ceramic work, colored pencils, and charcoal works.





Tom Hlas
Mixed Media
Telling the Stories: Abstract Narratives

On Exhibit: 
March 7 through April 25

Reception: Thursday,March 7
                       5:00-7:00 p.m.




Tom Hlas is an abstract painter who works primarily in acrylics and mixed media. He creates vibrant abstract paintings that reflect his world with a rich boldness in both color and composition. He says his art is informed by his memories and current thoughts, and by the colors and sights around him, especially the ever-changing sky and rural landscapes. He refers to his paintings as a geography of the heart and mind.

Tom was born and raised near the small, rural town of Elberon, Iowa. His journey to Norfolk, Connecticut was a circuitous one that included a variety of cities - Miami and Philadelphia to name a few - and different studies - drawing and painting, a Bachelor degree in Vocal Music, postgraduate studies in philosophy and theology as well as on-the-job training in marketing, graphic design and art reproduction. All these paths have colored his artistic work.

Tom has exhibited in group and solo shows throughout New England. In 2009 and 2010 he was awarded a one-month artist residency at the Vermont Studio Center in Johnson, Vermont. Besides his studio practice, he also teaches art courses at the West Hartford Art League. Visit his website at tomhlas.com.




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