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In 2014, our Visual Arts Department was invited to participate in the creation of large-scale eggs for the "Citywide Egg Hunt" sponsored by Fabrege and displayed throughout the month of April at Rockefeller Center in Manhattan.
Our students have been selected to showcase their works at art galleries and premier museums throughout the five boroughs including The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Art classes are designed to develop and broaden critical and creative thinking skills, understanding of and appreciation for the visual arts and culture and increase students’ proficiency in visual art techniques and processes. Driven by a focus on individual strengths, we offer a variety of opportunities to home one’s skills and knowledge:
Foundation: Students are offered the opportunity to explore various visual art forms and techniques in the elements and principles of art and design. Students will be introduced to and reinforce the basic two-dimensional and three-dimensional technique through a variety of media approaches to creating and responding to visual arts.
2-D Design: Exploring a variety of media such as drawing, painting, graphic design, printmaking, collage, digital art
3-D Design: Exploring a variety of media such as plaster, ceramics, mixed-media, sculpture, installation, metal work, wood work, mold-making and assemblage
Art History & Criticism: Investigating the many roles of the visual arts and artists through historical, political, and other social contexts. Developing higher level thinking, art-related technology skill, art criticism, art history, and aesthetics.
AP Senior Art/ Portfolio Development: This is an intensive yearlong studio art class designed for the serious art students. The AP Studio Art course provides students with a learning experience equivalent to that of an introductory college course in studio art foundation. Students will create a portfolio of work in one of three areas of study: Drawing, 2-D Design, or 3-D Design. This body of work can be used to meet college admission portfolio requirements and will be assessed by the College Board for Advanced Placement credit in lieu of an examination
Prospective students should bring 7-10 observational and original works of art that demonstrate their ability to use various mediums. Photographs of large sculptural pieces are acceptable. Students should also be prepared to perform 2 timed on-site drawing assessments and be able to speak to their artistic experience and work.
Audition Dates for Fall 2018 (Freshmen in September 2019)
Wednesday, November 14 Friday, November 16 Saturday, November 17 (Open House & Auditions 10AM) Wednesday, November 28 Friday, November 30
All auditions start promptly at 3:00 P.M.
No student will be admitted 45 minutes into the audition (meaning 4:15 cut off)
Saturday starts at 10am and we will have tours of our school for the open house!