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  Yes the did and always with style. Congratulations Class of 2022. /

Art Honor Society Seniors Paint The Rock

June 15, 2022
  Huntington's Katerina Damiano with her awards at the Locust Valley Film Festival. /

Katerina Damiano Steals Show at Locust Valley Film Festival

June 1, 2022
  The filmmakers were the festival's celebrities /

Huntington Film Festival Attracts Crowd to CAC

May 26, 2022
  Huntington junior Katerina Damiano holds here award at Five Towns College in Dix Hills.

Eliza Walther Shows Touching Short Film

May 25, 2022
  Huntington junior Katerina Damiano holds here award at Five Towns College in Dix Hills.

Katerina Damiano Wins LI Media Arts Show Award

May 24, 2022
  Reese Rinaldi and Roman Borovica won awards in the Huntington Camera Club photography contest

Talented Duo Wins Huntington Camera Club Awards

May 24, 2022
  Huntington High School's annual film festival is set for tonight at 7 p.m. at Cinema Arts Centre

Huntington’s 13th Annual Film Festival Tonight at CAC

May 23, 2022
  The fashion students took delight in modeling their designs. (Darin Reed photo)

Huntington Fashion Students Display Designs

May 20, 2022
  Blue Ribbon Award of Execllence art pieces are simply sensational (3)

Blue Ribbons of Excellence Awarded at Art Show

May 19, 2022
  Huntington junior Aisy Franciscovich created this award winning oil on canvas painting

Aisy Franciscovich Wins LI Best Achievement Award

May 17, 2022
  Finley Dunn

Senior Finley Dunn Notches Artistic Achievement

May 13, 2022
  Memory Project

Art Honor Society Creates Portraits for Memory Project

May 12, 2022
   Omar Cruz Display

Senior Omar Cruz Displays Art at LI Best Exhibit

May 10, 2022
   Huntington UFSD's art show is set for May 17-18 at the high school.

Art Show Set for May 17-18 at Huntington High School

May 6, 2022
   Cristian Avelar-Romero's sculpture won an award at the Heckscher Museum last Saturday

Cristian Avelar-Romero Captures LI Best Award

May 3, 2022
   There's still time to register for the SCOPE summer music and art enrichment program

Don’t Miss SCOPE Summer Music & Arts Enrichment

April 28, 2022
 There is still time for Huntington High School students to enroll in the new Video Broadcasting course /

New Video Broadcasting Course Set to Debut

April 27, 2022

Huntington High School students still have an opportunity to enroll in a new video broadcasting course that is set to debut next September. District officials say it will be exciting to get in on the ground floor of this initiative.

 Huntington High School art teacher Kristin Singer.

Art Teacher Kristin Singer Nears Faculty Milestone

April 11, 2022

The past two decades have flown by for Huntington High School art teacher Kristin Singer, who has been a faculty member since September 2003. She is just as energetic today as she ever was and just as committed to her students.

 The Huntington High School photography program is reaching new heights (2)

Darkroom Reopening Has Enhanced Photography Classes

March 31, 2022

After a year and a half of the Huntington High School photography program’s darkroom being closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it opened up earlier this school year to the delight of students.

 The price of Roman Borovica's photography was selected for display at High Arts Showcase XVIII.

Roman Borovica’s Photography in High Arts Showcase XVIII

March 24, 2022

One of Huntington junior Roman Borovica’s digital photographs has been chosen for exhibit in the Huntington Arts Council’s High Arts Showcase XVIII at the Main Street Gallery in the village.

 Huntington High School junior Aislyn Franciscovich.

Aislyn Franciscovich’s Oil Painting on Exhibit at Gallery

March 22, 2022

Aislyn Franciscovich is one of the hardest working students at Huntington High School and one of the kindest and most compassionate, too. The junior is a wonderful artist on top of being exceptional in every other discipline, including athletics.

 Huntington High School junior Aria Hannah.

Junior Aria Hannah Impresses as Fashion Designer

March 21, 2022

Huntington High School junior Aria Hannah is among an exceptional group of young artists and designers to have their work chosen for exhibit at the Huntington Arts Council’s High Arts Showcase XVIII at the Main Street gallery in the village.

 Huntington High School senior Finley Dunn.

Senior Finley Dunn Shines as an Artist

March 18, 2022

Finley Dunn is making her mark. The Huntington High School senior created an awesome photograph that was one of a select few to be chosen for the Huntington Arts Council’s High Arts Showcase XVIII that opens today at the Main Street Gallery in the village.

 Huntington junior Emma Waters.

Emma Waters Mixed Media Piece Picked for Exhibit

March 17, 2022

Huntington High School junior Emma Waters is among a select group of young artists chosen to have their work exhibited at the Huntington Arts Council’s High Arts Showcase XVIII at the Main Street Gallery in the village.

 Huntington High School art teacher Kasmira Mohanty.

Art Teacher Kasmira Mohanty Proudly Serves Huntington UFSD

March 17, 2022

Kasmira Mohanty is an internationally recognized digital artist who currently teaches at Huntington High School. She has “proudly” served the district since 2001.

 Huntington High School junior Katerina Damiano.

Katerina Damiano’s Film Chosen for High Arts Showcase

March 16, 2022

Katerina Damiano is one of Huntington High School’s most spectacular teenage filmmakers. The junior’s short film titled “Mortified” was recently selected for the Huntington Art Council’s High Arts Showcase XVIII, which opens March 18 at the Main Street Gallery in the village.

 Huntington High School senior Ella Naima.  (1)

Ella Naima’s Metal Wire Sculpture Chosen for Exhibit

March 15, 2022

Ella Naima is among seven Huntington High School artists who will have pieces on display at the Huntington Art Council’s High Arts Showcase exhibit at the Main Street Gallery in the village.

 Freshman Daylin Oyuela Manzanarez created this gorgeous mask.

Creative Crafts Students Create Gorgeous Masks

March 11, 2022

Huntington High School Creative Crafts classes have been busy “making art” and the results are quite impressive. Students recently created colorful and beautifully designed masks.

 Huntington High School junior Roman Borovica.

Junior Roman Borovica Emerges as Top Artist

March 10, 2022

Roman Borovica is an exciting young artist. The Huntington High School junior is enrolled in Advanced Placement 2D Photography with teacher Pamela Piffard and he recently had some of his pieces chosen to appear on the back cover of the Huntington Art Council’s Arts Cultural News publication.

 The new Art Honor Society members are a creative bunch

Huntington’s Art Honor Society Inducts New Members

March 7, 2022

The Huntington High School Art Honor Society has inducted a new class of members to swell its ranks and reinvigorate the organization.

 Registration is now open for SCOPE's summer music and art enrichment program at Huntington High School (2)

Music & Art Summer Enrichment Program Registration is Open

March 1, 2022

Huntington UFSD is once again collaborating with SCOPE Education Services on a music and arts summer enrichment program, which will run from Monday, June 27 through Friday, July 22.

 Tyler Basil's award winning artwork is gorgeous.

Huntington Artists Win Awards at Babylon Exhibit

February 17, 2022

A pair of Huntington High School artists captured awards at the Suffolk County Art Leaders Association’s annual All-County & Scholarship show at the Old Town Hall on Main Street in Babylon.

 Senior Lauren Landolfi created this gorgeous piece of artwork.

Huntington’s Artists Tapped for SCALA Show

February 11, 2022

Three talented Huntington High School artists have been tapped to display their work at this year’s Suffolk County Art Leaders Association All County & Scholarship Show at Old Babylon Town Hall on West Main Street.

 Huntington students hold their pinhole photography cameras outside the building.

Pinhole Photography at Huntington High School

November 8, 2021

The photography program at Huntington High School is constantly raising the bar. The student artists studying under teacher Pamela Piffard never fail to impress as they go about creating and assembling portfolios that are simply exceptional.

 This artwork was created by Huntington High School teacher Kasmira Mohanty.

Huntington Trio Featured at SCALA Show at Mall

November 2, 2021

This year’s Suffolk County Art Leaders Association show at the Islip Art Council satellite gallery at the Westfield Mall in Bay Shore has a Huntington High School flavor, with pieces by seniors Fiorella Benitez-Arevalo and Lauren Landolfi on exhibit alongside art teacher Kasmira Mohanty’s own stunning work.

 Teacher Jenna Rinaldi's Creative Crafts students created this Veterans Day card

Huntington Artists Create Cards for LI Veterans

October 27, 2021

Huntington High School art students and teachers are participating in a heartwarming project, lovingly creating Veterans Day cards for residents at the Long Island State Veterans Home in Stony Brook.

 Sebastien Simon is never without his sketch book.

H-ton Artist Sebastien Simon Joins in Halloween Fun

October 26, 2021

Never one to be left behind, Huntington High School freshman Sebastien Simon loves to draw. He’s so good at it that his pen and ink sketch has been chosen for display at the Huntington Art Council’s Nightmare on Main Street exhibit that runs through November 3.

 La Mujer de las Flores by Huntington's Abby Simon.

H-ton Duo Tapped to Exhibit Art at Nightmare on Main Street

October 22, 2021

A pair of spectacular Huntington UFSD student-artists have been tapped to display their artwork in the Huntington Arts Council’s Nightmare on Main Street exhibit.

 Huntington UFSD's art department is one of the district's crown jewles.

Art Road Show to Visit Finley on Friday

October 20, 2021

J. Taylor Finley Middle School eighth graders probably have a long list of questions concerning the academic program and choices awaiting them as Huntington High School freshmen. Many of those questions will be answered on Friday when the high school’s art road show visits the Greenlawn Road school.

 Huntington's Art Honor Society decorated The Rock to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the 9-11 terrorist attacks

Art Honor Society Mobilizes Early in School Year

September 15, 2021

Huntington High School’s Art Honor Society mobilized earlier than it probably ever has as members of the group went to work on decorating The Rock to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.

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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 Programs/Performances:

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Cristian Avelar-Romero with his sculpture at the Heckscher Museum of Art

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. 

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. 

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.

The Performing Arts play an important role in the Huntington educational program. From kindergarten through their high school years, students learn to read, write, create and perform music.  The elementary classroom music program in Huntington serves as a model for music literacy instruction nationally.  The instrumental and choral music training which begins in fourth grade provides small group weekly instruction as well as ensemble rehearsal experience for all performing groups. 

Huntington’s music program is well represented in the county and state music festivals each year. The high school takes great pride in having one of largest symphonic orchestras in the state, and being represented nationally by the renowned Huntington Blue Devil marching band.

Our performing arts program includes annual theatrical performances in the intermediate, middle and high schools as well as theater arts electives in the high school.  Students interested in dance competition may audition for the Highstepper dance team or Step team.

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Eric Reynolds assumed the position as Huntington’s district director of fine and performing arts on July 1, 2016.

Mr. Reynolds came to Huntington from the Sag Harbor school district. He studied at the Boston University College of Fine Arts, where he earned a Bachelor of Music degree in trombone performance in May 2000 and a Master of Music degree in music education in May 2013. He obtained an advanced graduate certificate in educational leadership at Stony Brook University in May 2015.

Employed as a music coordinator and teacher in Sag Harbor since September 2008, Mr. Reynolds’ teaching responsibilities included directing the high school and sixth grade bands in lessons, rehearsals, parades, community events and performances. He was also the director of middle school and high school musical productions and he designed, implemented and taught Sag Harbor’s Advanced Placement Music Theory and International Baccalaureate Music courses. The veteran educator created the district’s secondary string orchestra program.

Prior to his appointment in Sag Harbor, Mr. Reynolds worked as an instrumental music teacher in the Brockton Public Schools in Massachusetts for three years. He directed the city’s first middle school band and created the city’s first elementary festival band for parades, school events and civic events.

Mr. Reynolds holds professional memberships in the National Art Education Association, New York State Art Teachers Association, Suffolk County Art Leaders Association, Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, National Association for Music Education, New York State School Music Association, New York State Council of Administrators of Music Education and the Suffolk County Music Educators Association.

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Huntington High School strives to provide an expansive array of Art course offerings. High Schoolstudents 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.

Grade 9 Grade 10 Grade 11 Grade 12
Ceramics & Sculpture I
Computer Graphics
Creative Crafts
Creative Video I
Drawing & Painting I
Media Art
Studio in Art
Studio in Fash. Design & Illus. I
Advanced Computer Graphics
Ceramics & Sculpture I
Ceramics & Sculpture II
Computer Graphics
Creative Crafts
Creative Video I
Creative Video II
Drawing & Painting I
Drawing & Painting II
Introduction to Photography
Media Art
Pre-AP Studio Art: Drawing
Studio in Art
Studio in Fash. Design & Illus. I
Studio in Fash. Design & Illus. II
Advanced Computer Graphics
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
Drawing & Painting I
Drawing & Painting II
Introduction to Photography
Media Art
Pre-AP Studio Art: Drawing
Portfolio Development
Studio in Art
Studio in Fash. Design & Illus. I
Studio in Fash. Design & Illus. II
Studio in Fash. Design & Illus. III
Advanced Computer Graphics
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
Drawing & Painting I
Drawing & Painting II
Introduction to Photography
Media Art
Pre-AP Studio Art: Drawing
Portfolio Development
Studio in Art
Studio in Fash. Design & Illus. I
Studio in Fash. Design & Illus. II
Studio in Fash. Design & Illus. III

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 hand crafted 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

Media Arts is an exciting course that combines computer graphics, animation and Internet media. You will have an opportunity to work directly with computer art presentation software, desktop publishing, animation, the Internet and software to design Websites. Art projects will be developed using the technology resources available in our graphics computer lab. 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.

This course is an introduction to the creative use of computer graphics through various design software. The elements and principles of design are examined through graphics programs such as Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator. The impact of digital technology on art is explored.

ADVANCED COMPUTER GRAPHICS - Course #613

(1 Year - 1 Credit) 5 periods weekly
Offered to grades: 10, 11, 12
Prerequisite: Computer Graphics

An advanced level computer based art course exploring the theoretical and practical aspects of contemporary graphic design, advertising, imaging and illustration. The emphasis will be on rendering, design and composition. Student projects will be self-proposed and guided. Students will be shown experimental techniques in outputting their artwork. There will be a focus on current artists using digital technology to create their art. Student work will be compiled into a portfolio for their own use. Students will be exposed to a variety of careers that center on computer–generated art.

PRE-AP STUDIO ART: DRAWING - Course #627

(1 Year - 1 Credit) 5 periods weekly
Offered to grades: 10, 11, 12
Prerequisite: Drawing & Painting. No AP weighting for this course.

This course is offered to 10th & 11th graders who are interested in taking the Advanced Placement Studio Art: Drawing Portfolio Course/Exam or 12th graders who are interested in creating a drawing and painting portfolio for college admittance. In this course, students will create a portfolio of 12 pieces of art that explores various drawing and painting techniques and methods that will be used for the Breadth and Quality sections of the AP Studio Art Exam. In the Breadth section, students are asked to demonstrate a serious grounding in visual principles and material techniques. The Quality section permits students to select the works that best exhibit a synthesis of form, technique, and content. The course emphasizes the individual studio experience and the application of both concept and technique to empower artistic direction. With successful completion of this course, students will gain admittance into the AP Studio Art: Drawing Portfolio course.

Guidelines for Placement in AP Studio Art: Drawing and 2-D Design

AP Studio Art is a two-year course for highly dedicated art students. Students interested in taking the AP Studio Art I/II sequence must begin by taking Studio in Art followed by Drawing and Painting I and, if possible, Drawing and Painting II. Although some students may be able to enroll in the class during their sophomore year, it is highly recommended to take AP Studio Art I/II during a student’s junior and senior years.

Any student who does not meet these requirements can gain admittance into the class only by approval of the Director of Fine and Performing Arts.

ADVANCED PLACEMENT (AP) STUDIO ART: DRAWING - Course #629

(1 Year - 1 Credit) 5 periods weekly
Offered to grade: 12, Grade 11 students must have department approval.
Prerequisites: Successful completion of Pre-AP Studio Art: Drawing, a portfolio of 12 pieces of art and department approval. AP weighted course.

The AP Studio Art: Drawing course is designed for highly motivated students who are seriously interested in experiencing a college-level Drawing/Painting course. The course demands time, diligence, and focus. For the AP Studio Art: Drawing exam, students submit a portfolio that is comprised of three sections: (1) Quality, (2) Concentration, and (3) Breadth. The AP Studio Art: Drawing course focuses on the completion of the Concentration section of the AP Studio Art exam. In the Concentration section of the exam, students must demonstrate a depth of investigation and process of discovery through a body of 12 pieces of art that share a single theme. In early May, students will submit a portfolio of 24 slides and 5 actual art pieces for evaluation to the College Board.

ADVANCED PLACEMENT (AP) STUDIO ART: 2-D DESIGN - Course #628

(1 Year - 1 Credit) 5 periods weekly
Offered to grade: 12, Grade 11 students must have department approval.
Prerequisites: Advanced Computer Graphics or Advanced Photography, a portfolio of 12 pieces of art and department approval. AP weighted course.

The AP Studio Art: Design Portfolio course is designed for highly motivated students who are seriously interested in experiencing a college-level 2-D design/Graphics or Photography course. The course demands time, diligence, and focus. For the AP Studio Art: 2-D Design Portfolio Exam, students submit a portfolio that is comprised of three sections: (1) Quality, (2) Concentration, and (3) Breadth. AP Studio Art: 2-D Design Portfolio course focuses on the completion of the Concentration section of the AP Studio Art Exam. In the Concentration section of the exam, students must demonstrate a depth of investigation and process of discovery through a body of 12 pieces of art that share a single theme. In early May, students will submit a portfolio of 24 slides and 5 actual art pieces for evaluation to the College Board.Note: It is strongly recommended that students take “Drawing & Painting I” prior to this course.

CERAMICS AND SCULPTURE I - Course #615

(1 Year - 1 Credit) 5 periods weekly
Offered to grades: 9, 10, 11, 12
Recommended for students interested in a studio elective. This course is applicable for Advanced Placement application.
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.

This course is designed for students who want to learn to create three dimensional work that is both beautiful and lasting. You will get a basic introduction to hand-building clay techniques as well as the use of the potter’s wheel. Glazing and other fine finishing techniques will help embellish your work. In this course you’ll learn various sculpting techniques using wood, wax, stone, plaster, clay, metal and mixed media.

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.

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.
Prerequisites: Ceramics and Sculpture I & II

In this course, you’ll be working on major pieces of art while developing your own individual style in your favorite 3-dimensional medium. You’ll learn advance working techniques geared to your individual level of skill and take pride in the work you create.

DRAWING AND PAINTING I - 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: Studio in Art

This course is for those art students who want to develop their techniques and skills in seeing and drawing accurately in all two dimensional media such as charcoal, pastel, pen and ink, pencil and paint. You will study life drawing with an emphasis on understanding the human structure.

DRAWING AND PAINTING II - Course #622

(1 Year - 1 Credit) 5 periods weekly
Offered to grades: 10, 11, 12
Recommended for students with an interest in digital media and fine arts.
Prerequisite: Drawing and Painting I

This course is a continued study of many techniques and a variety of subject matter and media. Emphasis will be placed on creativity and individual growth as well as on figure drawing with a freer approach to interpretation and composition.

INTRODUCTION TO PHOTOGRAPHY - Course #632

(1 Year - 1 Credit) 5 periods weekly
Offered to grades: 10, 11, 12
Prerequisite: None

Photography is an exciting course where students learn all about black and white photography. If you choose this course, get ready to learn a skill which will last you the rest of your life and bring you enormous pleasure and self satisfaction. You will learn how to shoot and create well-balanced, wellcomposed photographs. You will learn about photographic equipment, develop your own black and white negatives and prints, and analyze your own work as well as the work of others. During the second semester, more time is spent in the darkroom. As your skills develop, you will have the opportunity to make larger prints, to use contrast filters, and to refine your printing techniques. You will learn about portraiture, photojournalism, and produce portfolio-level matted prints.

ADVANCED PHOTOGRAPHY - Course #633

(1 Year - 1 Credit) 5 periods weekly
Offered to grades: 11, 12
At this level, it is suggested that students have their own manual 35mm single lens reflex camera.
Prerequisite: Introduction to Photography

In this course you will expand knowledge gained from Introduction to Photography. The emphasis will be on producing prints of exhibition quality, based upon self-motivated film assignments and studentcentered creative interpretation. There will be an in-depth study of significant photographers and a research paper. During the 2nd semester you will continue to establish your unique personal style. An introduction to digitized images using Adobe Photoshop will enable you to use computer-generated images.

CREATIVE VIDEO I - Course #634

(1 Year - 1 Credit) 5 periods weekly
Offered to grades: 9, 10, 11, 12
Recommended for interested students.
Prerequisites: 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 you everything you need to know to make your 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.

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, we will be submitting to competitions and festivals to vie for recognition and reward. Compete in the national 10-Day Film Challenge and have your films shown on the big screen at the annual HHS Film Festival.

ADVANCED VIDEO PRODUCTION III - Course #636

(1 Year - 1 Credit) 5 periods weekly
Prerequisites: 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, they 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.

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 skills while exploring new mediums, ideas and interpretations. College and career paths in art will be a component of Portfolio.

FASHION DESIGN AND ILLUSTRATION I - Course #624

(1 Year - 1 Credit) 5 periods weekly

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.

FASHION DESIGN AND ILLUSTRATION II - Course #625

(1 Year - 1 Credit) 5 periods weekly
Prerequisite: Studio in Fashion Design & Illustration I

This course will expand and develop the knowledge and skills gained from Fashion Design & 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.

FASHION DESIGN AND ILLUSTRATION III - Course #626

(1 Year - 1 Credit) 5 periods weekly
Prerequisite: Studio in Fashion Design & 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.

The major goal of the Art Department is to encourage individual and critical investigation of media and appropriate processes leading to refinement of skills and creative problem solving of the highest quality.

Our Art 7 and 8 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)

This one semester course is required of all seventh grade students. 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, crafts, and computer graphics. The emphasis of this course and all of our art courses is on a hands-on experience.

ART 8 (10 Weeks)

This one-quarter course builds and refines skills and techniques learned in our Art 7 course preparing students for their high school art experience. The course is required of all eighth grade students who do not take Studio Art in eighth grade.

STUDIO ART (40 Weeks)

This full year 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 the 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, student portfolio, essay, and interview. Parents of students qualifying by grade point average will receive application information by mail. The grade earned in Studio Art will be entered on the student’s high school transcript and computed in the high school Grade Point Average. Students who do not wish to have the grade entered in this way must drop the course before the midpoint of the course.

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Stellato Brian Interim Coordinator
Rabinowitz Sandy Secretary
O'Neill Janet Secretary
Costello Lorraine Huntington HS
Jeddah Ayallah Huntington HS
Judson Jane Huntington HS
Mohanty Kasmira Huntington HS
Piffard-Williams Pamela Huntington HS
Singer Kristen Huntington HS
Swan Heather Huntington HS
Valerio Kim Huntington HS
Valerio Kim Huntington HS
Geduldig Jennifer Finley
Morea Karen Finley, Jack Abrams
Mortell Dena Finley
Hiscox Todd Jack Abrams, Woodhull
Plesent Jacqueline Flower Hill, Southdown
Mazzola Maria Jefferson, Washington mmazzola

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