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 The 2024 Huntington UFSD Art Show was a visual delight. (Darin Reed photo)
June 21, 2024

Outstanding Photographer Award Presented to Jada Joseph

Senior Jada Joseph is this year’s recipient of Huntington High School’s Outstanding Achievement in Photography Award. Art teacher Kim Valerio made the presentation at the recent academic awards and scholarships ceremony in the auditorium.

 The 2024 Huntington UFSD Art Show was a visual delight. (Darin Reed photo)
May 28, 2024

Blue Ribbons of Excellence Awarded at Art Show

A crowd of hundreds explored this year’s Huntington School District art show. Many were surprised to learn the work was created by students ranging in age from five to 18. The pieces on display covered just about every type of art.

 The fashion students walked the runway modeling their designs. (Darin Reed photo.)
May 28, 2024

Fashion Show Helps Year End on High Note

The year is ending on a high note for Huntington High School’s Fashion Design & Illustration program, which held a pair of well-received fashion shows in the gym last week.

 The fashion students put their own imprint on the designs. (Darin Reed photo (2)
May 24, 2024

Huntington Fashion Students Earn Applause at Show

Huntington High School fashion design students showed off their work at two public shows in Louis D. Giani Gymnasium that coincided with the district’s annual art show and school budget vote. Students modeled by walking a long runway with audience members of both sides.

 Huntington High School's 15th annual Film Festival is Monday night at Cinema Arts Centre (1)
May 17, 2024

Huntington’s 15th Annual Film Festival on Monday Night

With 20 short films set to be screened, Huntington High School’s 15th Annual Film Festival at the Cinema Arts Centre on Park Avenue on Monday, May 20 at 7 p.m. is expected to be something very special.

 SCOPE summer enrichment program registration is in its final weeks
May 15, 2024

Final Weeks for SCOPE Summer Enrichment Registration

The final weeks of registration for the SCOPE summer music and arts enrichment program is now underway. This summer’s program is scheduled to run from Monday, July 1 through Friday, July 26.

 Three spectacular photographers from Huntington High School were among this year's honorees
May 6, 2024

Huntington Trio Garners Photography Contest Awards

This just might be the best SCOPE summer music, art and STEAM program yet. Dozens of Huntington UFSD students have already registered for one or more classes. The program will run from Monday, July 1 through Friday, July 26.

 Huntington UFSD's annual art show is an annual community delight. (Darin Reed photo)
May 1, 2024

District Art Show on May 21-22 at Huntington High School

This just might be the best SCOPE summer music, art and STEAM program yet. Dozens of Huntington UFSD students have already registered for one or more classes. The program will run from Monday, July 1 through Friday, July 26.

 Register today for the Huntington-SCOPE summer music, art and STEAM enrichment program
April 19, 2024

Registration Continues for SCOPE Summer Enrichment

This just might be the best SCOPE summer music, art and STEAM program yet. Dozens of Huntington UFSD students have already registered for one or more classes. The program will run from Monday, July 1 through Friday, July 26.

 A group of talented Huntington artists showed their work at the Locust Valley Film Festival.
April 17, 2024

Landry Flynn Captures Honors at Locust Valley Film Festival

Huntington senior Landry Flynn captured third place in the drama category at Locust Valley High School’s 18th annual film festival.

 Huntington's Estiven Segovia Ticas (front row left) and Natalie Parrott (second row, third from left) captured awards for their artwork.
April 9, 2024

Huntington Artists Captures LIB Exhibit Awards

Three Huntington High School students claimed awards in the Long Island’s Best Young Artists exhibit at the Heckscher Museum of Art.

 Registration for the SCOPE summer enrichment program at Huntington High School is now open for this year's program
April 8, 2024

Huntington’s SCOPE Summer Enrichment Registration Open

Don’t miss out on this year’s SCOPE summer music and arts enrichment program, which will run from Monday, July 1 through Friday, July 26. Huntington UFSD is once again collaborating with SCOPE on the initiative, which will be co-directed by teachers Jenna Merget and Nicole Lynch. The program will feature 27 courses in all.

 Huntington High School student-photographers in New York City
April 3, 2024

Huntington Photography Students Explore Manhattan

Huntington High School photography students recently traveled into Manhattan for a tour of Bruce Silverstein Gallery along with stops at several other well-regarded galleries and an opportunity to practice street photography in the Big Apple.

 Finley artists at the 3rd Annual Middle & High School Student Artists Juried Show at The Atelier at Flowerfield in St. James
April 2, 2024

Huntington Artists on Exhibit at High Arts Showcase

Seven Huntington High School student-artists are currently exhibiting work at the Huntington Arts Council’s High Arts Showcase XX at the Main Street Gallery in the village.

 Finley artists at the 3rd Annual Middle & High School Student Artists Juried Show at The Atelier at Flowerfield in St. James
March 27, 2024

Finley’s Hennie England Wins First Place at Art Show

Talented J. Taylor Finley Middle School student-artists were celebrated last weekend at the reception for the 3rd Annual Middle & High School Student Artists Juried Show at The Atelier at Flowerfield in St. James.

 Senior Jada Joseph's enchanting digital photograph she titled Kaleidoscope.
March 26, 2024

Huntington Artists Display Pieces at Go APE Exhibit

Three talented Huntington High School student-artists were chosen to participate in the 17th GO APE Advanced Placement Exhibition at the Art League of Long Island. Seniors Jada Joseph and Jillian Pascucci and junior Natalie Parrott were among a select group of teenager artists picked to display their artwork.

 Natalie Parrott's exceptional artwork is award winning.
March 20, 2024

Junior Natalie Parrott Captures Art Award at Exhibit

Natalie Parrott is among Long Island best young artists. The Huntington High School junior recently had one of her pieces selected for exhibit at the Heckscher Museum.

 Sophomore Kellee Benitez has created an exceptional piece of artwork.
March 19, 2024

Sophomore Kellee Benitez Emerges as Spectacular Artist

Kellee Benitez is one of Huntington High School’s most creative students, to be sure. The sophomore is among graphic arts teacher Kasmira Mohanty prized pupils. The teenager’s skills and techniques have advanced at a startling pace, so much so that one of her recent pieces has left art lovers in awe.

 Harry Cuadra's fascinating piece of art.
March 13, 2024

Senior Harry Cuadra Creates Fantasy-Like Artwork

Harry Cuadra is enjoying his experience at Huntington High School where the senior has compiled a solid academic record while exploring a variety of interests. The teenager’s schedule includes a pair of art classes in Computer Graphics and Advanced Photography.

 Huntington sophomore Kiley Barch's gorgeous artwork.
March 12, 2024

H-ton Sophomore Kiley Barch Creates Dazzling Artwork

Kiley Barch is certainly among Huntington High School’s best. The sophomore is a vital member of the Blue Devil varsity cross country, indoor and outdoor track and field teams and her academic grade average exceed 104 in the second marking period. She’s an exceptional artist, too, submitting a highly regarded piece for consideration in this spring’s Long Island’s Best Young Artists exhibit at the Heckcher Museum.

 Genesis Bautista Marroquin's artwork was chosen for the LI Best exhibit.
March 8, 2024

Genesis Bautista Marroquin’s Artwork Chosen for LI Best Exhibit

Genesis Bautista Marroquin is gaining in confidence and stature daily. The Huntington High School sophomore is a splendid student and a rising artist. She is studying Media Art and Advanced Photography with teacher Kasmira Mohanty and making remarkable strides.

 Huntington's second annual Arts Night drew a crowd of 300.
March 8, 2024

Huntington UFSD’s Arts Night Draws Crowd of 300

Huntington UFSD’s second annual Arts Night was a festive affair last Friday evening at the high school. A crowd of 300 students and parents turned out and raised $1,000 for the district’s arts-in-education program.

 Huntington senior Sophia Tine's dazzling artwork.
March 7, 2024

Sophia Tine’s Artwork Chosen for LI Best Exhibit

Sophia Tine has developed into an exceptional young artist. This year, the Huntington High School senior has been studying Advanced Computer Graphics with art teacher Kasmira Mohanty and the results are breathtaking.

 Huntington student-photographers have been learning and experimenting with GOBO lighting photography (5)
March 6, 2024

Huntington Photographers Learn About Gobo Lighting

Huntington High School photography students learned all about gobo lighting during a recent lesson. The term is short for “go between optics” and the teenagers in the class quickly went about striving to master the concept.

 Huntington's Art Honor Society inducted 26 new members during last week's ceremony (1)
March 1, 2024

Art Honor Society Welcomes New Members

Huntington High School’s Art Honor Society welcomed 26 new members during the organization’s annual induction ceremony last Thursday night.

 Estiven Segovia Ticas created this incredible piece of computer graphic artwork
March 1, 2024

Estiven Segovia’s Artwork Chosen for LI’s Best Exhibit

Estiven Segovia Ticas is a talented artist and a great student, too. He’s excelling in Huntington High School teacher Kasmira Mohanty’s advanced computer graphics class. The teenager recently had one of his pieces accepted into the Heckscher Museum’s Long Island’s Best exhibit later this spring

 Huntington High School artists with pieces diplayed at the Heckscher Museum
February 28, 2024

Huntington Artists at Black History Month Exhibit

Huntington High School artists were at the Heckscher Museum of Art on Saturday afternoon for a Black History Month exhibition and reception held in collaboration with Leaders of the New School.

 Huntington High School senior Rachel Learned.
February 27, 2024

H-ton Students Can Apply for NYS Summer School of the Arts

Huntington UFSD students are eligible to apply for the New York State Summer School of the Arts. Applications are currently being accepted for programs in visual arts, media arts and theatre.

 Huntington High School senior Rachel Learned.
February 15, 2024

Spotlight on Huntington Photographer Rachel Learned

While Rachel Learned considers portrait photography her personal favorite, the Huntington High School senior is simply great at everything behind the lens. She’s reaching new heights this year while studying with teacher Pamela Piffard and interning with professional photographer Darin Reed.


Fine and Visual Arts Information

Huntington’s Arts in Education program is an integral part of the educational experience at all grade levels in the district. The arts provide an exciting, participatory approach to learning that enriches all areas of the school curriculum. The Arts in Education Committee researches and plans both cultural arts and exploratory programs that are linked directly to core curriculum concepts and skills. Students participate in a wide range of experiences, from seeing their own pieces of creative writing performed by professional actors and chatting with famous authors to working with real scientists and “meeting” characters from American history.

Funding for Arts in Education programs is provided annually by each school’s PTA unit. The district’s Office of Fine and Performing Arts and the PTA Council oversees the Arts in Education Committee.

The Arts in Education program presents programs designed to enhance the study of children’s literature, the humanities, mathematics, science, fine and performing arts, health and character education. Some recent and reoccurring programs and artists have included Japanese Storytelling with Mime, Mask and Music with Kuniko Yamamoto, author Tracey Delio, Theatre Three presenting From the Fires – Voices of the Holocaust, and Shakespeare workshops by Stages on Sound.

Upcoming Performances

About the Fine and Visual Arts Program

Photography Students

Signigicant Role in Education

The Fine Arts play a significant role in the Huntington educational program. From kindergarten through their high school years, students create original art work in a wide variety of media. Skill-based instruction in contour drawing, value, light shading, color theory, perspective, two dimensional and three dimensional design is provided sequentially throughout the grades.

Wide variety of Curriculum and Scope of Opportunities

Huntington High School students have the opportunity to take advanced studies in the fine arts of drawing and painting, ceramics and sculpture, and fashion design, as well as technology based programs such as computer graphics, advertising and design, media arts, video, photography and animation. Seniors may also participate in career internships in all areas of the visual arts. Student art work is displayed at the District Art Show held in May at the site of the annual budget vote.

Student Artwork is Showcased and Celebrated 

Huntington students’ art work is frequently displayed and honored in many local exhibits and competitions. Fifth grade and high school students participate in the Heckscher Museum’s docent program, as well.

Art Gallery

Fine and Visual Arts Leadership

Brian Stellato

Thomas Gellert

Interim Director of Fine and Performing Arts

Mr. Gellert’s career in public education has spanned 44 years. He obtained a bachelor of music performance degree at Manhattan School of Music in 1983 with a specialization in horn. He earned a master of music degree in music education at Manhattan School of Music in 1984. He studied for his state administrative license at New York University, garnering a professional diploma in 1989.

Mr. Gellert worked as director of bands, 7-12 in Babylon for 14 years before assuming the position of director of music, K-12 at Garden City in 1998, where he created music theory and AP Music Theory courses. He also served as Garden City Middle School’s eighth grade band director.

He later served as Harborfields’ district director of music, art, technology and FACS education for 15 years. He again created music theory and AP Music Theory programs; was an independent study instructor for senior conducting students; and oversaw all aspects of the district’s K-12 fine and performing arts programs.

Mr. Gellert also serves as an adjunct professor/off campus supervisor for music education students in Nassau and Suffolk.

He serves as the managing editor of the New York State School Music Association’s School Music News publication, a position he has held for more than 30 years. He has been an officer on the organization’s executive council since 1994 and has been an advisor to 15 NYSSMA presidents.

Course Offerings and Listings

Huntington HS

Fine Arts Scope and Sequence

Year by Year course offerings (Red Check is new course offering)

Freshman year

Courses

  • Choose 1 Course from Below
  • Ceramics & Sculpture I
  • Computer Graphics
  • Creative Crafts
  • Creative Video I
  • Drawing & Painting
  • Intro. to Photography
  • Media Art
  • Studio in Art
  • Fashion Design & Illustration I
  • Video Broadcasting I
Required 1 Credit
Sophomore year

Courses

  • Choose 1 Course from Below
  • Advanced Computer Graphics
  • Advanced Drawing and Painting
  • Ceramics & Sculpture I
  • Ceramics & Sculpture II
  • Computer Graphics
  • Creative Crafts
  • Creative Video I
  • Creative Video II
  • Drawing & Painting
  • Intro. to Photography
  • Media Art
  • Studio in Art
  • Fashion Design & Illustration I
  • Fashion Design & Illustration II
  • Video Broadcasting I
  • Video Broadcasting II
Junior year

Courses

  • Choose 1 Course from Below
  • Advanced Computer Graphics
  • Advanced Drawing and Painting
  • Advanced Photography
  • Advanced Video Production III
  • AP Studio Art: Drawing
  • AP Studio Art: 2D Design
  • Ceramics & Sculpture I
  • Ceramics & Sculpture II
  • Ceramics & Sculpture III
  • Computer Graphics
  • Creative Crafts
  • Creative Video I
  • Creative Video II
  • Creative Video III
  • Drawing & Painting
  • Intro. to Photography
  • Media Art
  • Portfolio Development
  • Studio in Art
  • Fashion Design & Illustration I
  • Fashion Design & Illustration II
  • Fashion Design & Illustration III
  • Video Broadcasting I
  • Video Broadcasting II
Senior year

Courses

  • Choose 1 Course from Below
  • Advanced Computer Graphics
  • Advanced Drawing and Painting
  • Advanced Photography
  • Advanced Video Production III
  • Advanced Video Drawing
  • AP Studio Art: 2D Design
  • Ceramics & Sculpture I
  • Ceramics & Sculpture II
  • Ceramics & Sculpture III
  • Computer Graphics
  • Creative Crafts
  • Creative Video I
  • Creative Video II
  • Creative Video III
  • Drawing & Painting
  • Intro. to Photography
  • Media Art
  • Portfolio Development
  • Studio in Art
  • Fashion Design & Illustration I
  • Fashion Design & Illustration II
  • Fashion Design & Illustration III
  • Video Broadcasting I
  • Video Broadcasting II
Note: To fulfill the graduation requirement of one credit in Art, students may take Creative Crafts, Media Art, or Studio in Art.

Huntington High School strives to provide an expansive array of Art course offerings. High School students have the opportunity to take advanced studies in the fine arts of drawing and painting, ceramics and sculpture, and fashion design, as well as technology-based programs such as computer graphics, advertising and design, media art, video, photography and animation.

Our faculty members are all professional artists with specific areas of specialization. Skills learned in the visual arts courses are applicable to hundreds of careers in our highly visual world. High School seniors may also participate in career internships in all areas of the visual arts. Huntington students’ art work is frequently displayed and honored in many local exhibits and competitions.

To fulfill the graduation requirement of one credit in Art, students may take Creative Crafts, Media Art, or Studio in Art.

STUDIO IN ART - Course #611 (1 Year - 1 Credit) 5 periods weekly Offered to grades: 9, 10, 11, 12 Recommended for students interested in fine arts. Prerequisite: None. Studio in Art is a course in the fundamentals of the fine arts which will allow you to experience a whole world of creative self-expression. A student taking Studio in Art will learn about and experiment with the basic design elements such as line, shape, color, texture, and value. Students develop or sharpen their art skills while handling such media as watercolor and acrylic paint, pencil, India ink, block print ink, charcoal, pastel, and ceramics. This course satisfies the one credit in Art required for graduation.

CREATIVE CRAFTS - Course #618 (1 Year - 1 Credit) 5 periods weekly Offered to grades: 9, 10, 11, 12 Recommended for students interested in developing their creative potential through crafts. Prerequisite: None This course is designed to introduce students to materials and techniques used in traditional and contemporary crafts. Ceramics, textile art, jewelry, basketry, glasswork, and woodwork are just some of the exciting projects included in the program. Students will gain an appreciation for the cultural roots of handcrafted objects as well as career opportunities and marketing outlets. Everyone can succeed in making beautiful art while expressing your creativity! This course satisfies the one credit in Art required for graduation.

MEDIA ART - Course #620 (1 Year - 1 Credit) 5 periods weekly Offered to grades: 9, 10, 11, 12 Recommended for students interested in a course of study in the digital arts such as computer graphics, photography, cartooning, and animation. Prerequisite: None This entry level course will explore some of the most innovative and exciting modern art movements through the use of digital media. Students will be introduced to the basics of animation, and programs including Photoshop and Illustrator. This course is a great foundation for any student looking to continue their exposure in Computer Graphics, Photography or Video. This course satisfies the one credit in Art required for graduation.

COMPUTER GRAPHICS - Course #630 (1 Year - 1 Credit) 5 periods weekly Offered to grades: 9, 10, 11, 12 Prerequisite: None for grades 10-12. Ninth grade students must have taken Studio in Art in grade 8, or be simultaneously registered for an Art or Music course that fulfills this graduation requirement. The modern world around us is intensely visual. Young women and men are invited to join the digital arts revolution that is so much a part of what we enjoy and use on a daily basis. This entry level course is a gentle introduction on how to paint, illustrate and assemble a wide range of imagery using Photoshop and Illustrator. Students will learn how to create paintings, toys, 3-D interiors, typography, characters, animated GIFs and much more. This is the ultimate foundation class that could potentially lead to an exciting and fulfilling career as a digital creative artist. Successful course completion enables students to move onto Advanced Computer Graphics.

DRAWING AND PAINTING - Course #621 (1 Year - 1 Credit) 5 periods weekly Offered to grades: 9, 10, 11, 12 Recommended for students with an interest in digital media and fine arts. Prerequisite: None for grades 10-12. Ninth grade students music have taken Studio in Art in grade 8, or be simultaneously registered for an Art or Music course that fulfills this graduation requirement. This course is intended for students who want to develop their technical skills as an artist. Drawing and Painting explores the application, practice and manipulation of dry and wet media for methods of drawing, painting and printmaking. Mediums used include charcoal, ink, printmaking, colored pencils, watercolor and acrylic. Students will gain techniques and skills in seeing and drawing realistically and expressively. All modes of expression from realism to abstraction will be explored as each student searches for a personal creative style.

INTRODUCTION TO PHOTOGRAPHY - Course #632 (1 Year - 1 Credit) 5 periods weekly Offered to grades: 9, 10, 11, 12 Prerequisite: None for grades 10-12. Ninth grade students music have taken Studio in Art in grade 8, or be simultaneously registered for an Art or Music course that fulfills this graduation requirement. Photography is an exciting course where students learn about black and white photography. Students will learn a skill which will last the rest of their life and bring enormous pleasure and self-satisfaction. Students will learn how to shoot and create well-balanced, well-composed photographs. Students will learn about photographic equipment, develop their own black and white negatives and prints, and analyze their own work as well as the work of others. During the second semester, more time is spent in the darkroom. As their skills develop, students will have the opportunity to make larger prints, use contrast filters, and refine their printing techniques. Students will learn about portraiture, photojournalism, and produce portfolio-level matted prints.

CREATIVE VIDEO I - Course #634 (1 Year - 1 Credit) 5 periods weekly Offered to grades: 9, 10, 11, 12 Recommended for interested students. Prerequisite: None for grades 10-12. Ninth grade students must have taken Studio in Art in grade 8, or be simultaneously registered for an Art or Music course that fulfills this graduation requirement. Lights, Camera, Action! This class will teach students everything they need to know to make their own amazing videos, from filming to editing using Adobe Premiere. Students will be working individually and in small groups to complete a variety of projects, including music videos, commercials and documentaries. All filming can be completed during class time, if needed. Students will also have the opportunity to go on a field trip to explore the history of movie making.

VIDEO BROADCASTING I – Course #637 (1 Year – 1 Credit) 5 periods weekly Offered to grades: 9, 10, 11, 12 Video Broadcasting is a course where students will write, film, and produce news stories highlighting events on campus, around the district and in our community. In this course, students will learn how to produce live broadcasts as they rotate through various positions in and around the control room and studio. Students will research topics, write scripts and screenplays, and direct, produce and film projects. Students will use Premiere video broadcasting editing software. Students will gain hands-on, real-life experiences serving as a floor manager, camera operator, news anchor, shader, graphics operator, sound engineer, teleprompter operator and video switcher as they produce the HHS News Channel, which will be regularly broadcasted.

FASHION DESIGN AND ILLUSTRATION I - Course #624 (1 Year – 1 Credit) 5 periods weekly Offered to grades: 9, 10, 11, and 12 Prerequisite: None for grades 10-12. Ninth grade students music have taken Studio in Art in grade 8, or be simultaneously registered for an Art or Music course that fulfills this graduation requirement. This is an introductory level course that introduces students to the world of fashion. Students will study the history of fashion, learn about textiles and garment construction, and create fashion illustrations. Students will design and create a handbag and make a garment from a pattern, learning hand sewing techniques and how to operate a sewing machine. All fashion students will present their work in the school’s annual Fashion Show in May.

ADVANCED COMPUTER GRAPHICS - Course #613 (1 Year - 1 Credit) 5 periods weekly Offered to grades: 10, 11, 12 Prerequisite: Computer Graphics This course takes digital painting, illustration and imagery to the next level. Students will explore important content and themes, and create imagery that is important and relevant to them which can be viewed and used in the real world. Students will also be exposed to a wide range of professional artists that challenge generic and traditional forms of art, expression and creativity. The goal of the course is for student artists to be able to independently develop and produce a body of work that best represents their personal style and artistic voice in a sophisticated and professional manner. Students will be invited to exhibit, publish and/or compete in several high profile and respected events with qualifying artwork.

ADVANCED DRAWING AND PAINTING - Course #627 (1 Year - 1 Credit) 5 periods weekly Offered to grades: 10, 11, 12 Prerequisite: Drawing and Painting or portfolio submitted to the teacher for approval Students will continue to experiment with various mediums including watercolor, ink, charcoal, acrylics, watermixable oils, and printmaking. Drawing and painting issues such as mark-making, light and shade, composition and illusion of depth will be explored in class. Students will learn to communicate visual ideas and problem-solve through the use of a sketchbook to document their artistic process along with creating finished work for their portfolio.

CERAMICS AND SCULPTURE II - Course #616 (1 Year - 1 Credit) 5 periods weekly Offered to grades: 10, 11, 12 Recommended for students interested in an advanced studio elective as well as for Advanced Placement application. Prerequisite: Ceramics and Sculpture I Emphasis on individual growth and development of learned techniques as it applies to modeling, carving, wheel work, glazing, casting, and construction methods.

ADVANCED PHOTOGRAPHY - Course #633 (1 Year - 1 Credit) 5 periods weekly Offered to grades: 11, 12 Prerequisite: Introduction to Photography In this course, students will expand upon the skills learned in Introduction to Photography. The emphasis will be on producing exhibition quality digital images based upon self-motivated projects. Students will learn how to edit their images using Adobe Photoshop, study the work of several other photographers, learn studio techniques and visit photo galleries.

CREATIVE VIDEO II - Course #635 (1 Year - 1 Credit) 5 periods weekly Offered to grades: 10, 11, 12 Prerequisite: Creative Video I Let your creativity explode with the use of digital compositing and special effects using Adobe After-Effects. As students work individually to create a variety of projects from Public Service Announcements to Reality TV Shows, they will be submitting to competitions and festivals to vie for recognition and reward. Students can also compete in the National 10 Day Film Challenge and have their films shown on the big screen at the annual Huntington High School Film Festival.

FASHION DESIGN AND ILLUSTRATION II - Course #625 (1 Year – 1 Credit) 5 periods weekly Prerequisite: Fashion Design and Illustration I. This course will expand and develop the knowledge and skills gained from Fashion Design and Illustration I. Students will continue to study fashion history and learn about fashion designers from various time periods. Students will create highly detailed fashion illustrations, and use their skills to design and create several fashion garments. There will be a presentation of their work at the annual Fashion Show in May.

VIDEO BROADCASTING II – Course # 638 (1 Year – 1 Credit) 5 periods weekly Offered to grades: 10, 11, 12 Prerequisite: Video Broadcasting I This course will expand on knowledge and skills gained from Video Broadcasting I. Students will use their previous knowledge and experience regarding various positions in and around the control room and studio. Students will research topics, write scripts and screenplays, direct, produce, and film for weekly broadcasting episodes of the Blue Devil Broadcast. Hands-on, real-life experiences using industry level equipment such as premiere pro and tricaster technology will be used as students continue to gain knowledge of the broadcasting industry.

CERAMICS AND SCULPTURE III - Course #617 (1 Year - 1 Credit) 5 periods weekly Offered to grades: 11, 12 Recommended for students interested in specializing in an advanced studio elective as well as for Advanced Placement application. Prerequisite: Ceramics and Sculpture I & II In this course, students will be working on major pieces of art while developing their own individual style in their favorite three-dimensional medium. Students will learn advance working techniques geared to their individual level of skill and take pride in the work created.

ADVANCED VlDEO PRODUCTION III - Course #636/636-C (1 Year - 1 Credit) 5 periods weekly Prerequisite: Creative Video II Advanced Video is a more in-depth examination of the video making process. The class is geared towards students who are serious about honing their artistic vision through the moving image media. Students will continue to develop their skills in video art-making and find venues for their projects through festivals, on-line exhibition, and site-specific installation. In addition, students will choose a videographer/ filmmaker to study and create a presentation using their video-making skills. Finally, this class will give students access to basic filmmaking materials and techniques. Through an exploration of film, students will understand the various differences and similarities between the moving images. Course 636-C is an option for students to receive college credit. Students should speak with guidance and class teacher.

FASHION DESIGN AND ILLUSTRATION III - Course #626 (1 Year – 1 Credit) 5 periods weekly Prerequisite: Fashion Design and Illustration II. This course introduces students to career paths in the fashion industry, while expanding on the knowledge and skills gained from Fashion Design and Illustration II. Students will continue to study fashion history and design concepts, applying previous studies to real world applications. Students will combine creativity with marketability, assembling a portfolio of fashion illustrations and sewn garments that will be presented at the annual Fashion Show in May.

ADVANCED PLACEMENT (AP) DRAWING - Course #629 (1 Year - 1 Credit) 5 periods weekly Offered to grade: 12 (Grade 11 students must have department approval) Prerequisite: Advanced Drawing and Painting or portfolio submitted to the teacher for approval AP Drawing addresses a broad interpretation of drawing issues and media. Light and shade, mark-making, line quality, rendering of form, composition, surface manipulation, and illusion of depth are drawing issues that students address through a variety of means, which could include painting, printmaking, mixed media, etc. Students will create a sustained investigation of 15 works of art which includes the use of a sketchbook to document their artistic journey. AP Drawing students submit a portfolio with minimum of 15 pieces to be evaluated as their exam. These 15 images will be uploaded to the College Board along with a written analysis their artistic process. Students also must send 5 physical works of art (which will be returned to the student) to the AP board for review.

ADVANCED PLACEMENT (AP) 2-D ART AND DESIGN - Course #628 (1 Year - 1 Credit) 5 periods weekly Offered to grade: 12 (Grade 11 students must have department approval) Prerequisite: Advanced Computer Graphics or Advanced Photography, a portfolio of twelve pieces of art and department approval. AP weighted course. The AP Studio Art 2-D Portfolio course is designed for highly motivated students who are interested in creating college-level artwork. Students can select photography or digital art as their primary focus, but note that the AP Studio Art 2-D Portfolio falls under one category and is not divided into two separate entities. This course demands time, diligence, commitment and focus. For the AP Studio Art 2-D exam, students will submit a minimum of 15 pieces generated with a sustained investigation and process of discovery, and will write about their work and analyze the process. All students will also submit a tangle portfolio of their 5 best images from their sustained investigation to the AP board for review. Students will need to complete the prerequisite courses for their area of study and have maintained a minimum grade of 90 in those courses.

PORTFOLIO DEVELOPMENT - Course #639 (1 Year - 1 Credit) 5 periods weekly Offered to grades: 11, 12 Prerequisite: Intention for post-graduate study in Art and department permission. This is an exciting course that allows students to develop a professional portfolio of their art work. The Portfolio course is designed for students who demonstrate mastery in two or more artistic mediums and are able to exhibit a comprehensive knowledge in the program of their interest (digital arts, photography, video, fashion, etc.). This includes, but is not limited to, techniques, concepts, and artistic social awareness. Portfolio is designed to demonstrate continuing refinement of basic ski lls while exploring new mediums, ideas, and interpretations. College and career paths in art will be a component of Portfolio.

Our Art courses are designed to provide all students, including the serious minded young artist, with opportunities to explore individual interests in a non-competitive studio setting.

ART 7 (20 Weeks) Art 7 is a half year, required course that meets every day. Students explore a variety of media and develop basic skills and techniques that relate to two and three-dimensional forms of artistic expression. Units of study in the course include drawing, painting, sculpture, construction, printmaking, ceramics and crafts.

STUDIO IN ART - GRADE 8 (40 Weeks) This full year high school course is designed for the serious minded art student. The course embodies a variety of two and three-dimensional projects that are designed to refine a student’s skill, technique and knowledge as they relate to the principles and practices of design, drawing, lettering, painting, drafting, printmaking, sculpture, and computer graphics. The selection process for this accelerated program will include teacher recommendation, grade point qualification in Art 7, and evaluation of student work. Parents of students qualifying by grade point average will receive application information by mail.

The final grade earned will be recorded on the student’s high school transcript and computed in the high school grade point average. Students who do not wish to have their grade entered this way must drop the course before the midpoint of the year. These students who successfully pass Studio in Art will be allowed to enroll in any art class at the high school.

Fine and Visual Arts Videos and Galleries

SCALA Show

Award winning video from this year's SCALA Show.

Fine Art Galleries and Slideshows

2022-23 School Events

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Annual K-12 Art Show

May 2024

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Annual Fashion Show

May 2024

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Fine Arts Department Honors

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