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Program Highlights

The Academy's Artist-in-Residence program brings outstanding visiting artists to the Academy for master classes and presentations. These professional contacts enrich the curriculum as well as provide a realistic perspective on artistic careers.

Attendance at performances and master classes conducted by guest artists help to supplement the students’ learning experiences. Throughout their years at the Academy, students receive information on performing arts careers also that they can begin to make decisions about their own future training and choice of careers.

The Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts also offers additional programming for students interested in the arts:



Looking In is a theatre group composed of teenagers from the Greater Hartford area who present dramatic scenes dealing with important social, family, and personal issues such as drugs, alcohol, sexuality, AIDS, depression, suicide, and physical/mental and sexual abuse and how these issues affect adolescents. Visit the Looking In page.


The Saturday Arts Program is an 8-week program designed for students currently enrolled in 3rd -12th grade with a desire to develop their skills in Visual Arts, Theater, Dance, Creative Writing, Piano and Voice. A NEW addition to our Saturday Arts Program is the Elementary Arts portion of the program; please review the brochure for more details!

Middle School and High School participants must enroll in at least two Class Sections for registration. The program takes place on Saturdays at the Learning Corridor from 9:00 am - 1:00 pm with an extensive selection of studio classes available.

Visit the Saturday Program page.



The Center for Creative Youth at Wesleyan University is a 4-week pre-college summer arts intensive program of the Capitol Region Education Council (CREC) in collaboration with Wesleyan University. Visit the Center for Creative Youth page.

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