High School of Art & Design opens its HONORS ILLUSTRATION show!
Please see attached for press release and see this link for full-size photos.
Dear Art and Design community,
Very soon we will end a very enjoyable and successful school year. This time of year brings with it many assessments in the forms of finals and Regents. However, this time of year also brings with it many moments to cherish and celebrate; college acceptances, prom, graduation, and the summer break!
I want to take this moment to wish all of our seniors tremendous success in their future endeavors. As your time at Art and Design comes to an end and the beginning of adulthood commences, you will encounter many new challenges. College and life after high school demands and responsibilities will be a significant change from your familiar surroundings at Art and Design. You will have to evaluate and monitor your own progress as you work to achieve your academic and social goals. Remember that your experiences at Art and Design will help you meet these new challenges.
It gives the Administrative Team and me great pride and gratification to wish you congratulations as you graduate from Art and Design. This is a momentous and special milestone, and we are delighted to share it with you. You possess infinite potential, and we have every confidence that you will thrive in your future endeavors. You are an extraordinary class, and you have made us proud to be the stewards of your education. As you embark on this next chapter of your life, let your instincts, intellect, and heart guide you. Believe in yourself and make a positive difference in the lives of others. As George Bernard Shaw said, “Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.” Congratulations Class of 2018!
Best wishes always,
Manuel Ureña, Principal
Please see attached for the Spring Arts Festival invitation
The Photography Department at the High School of Art & Design opens its show on January 4.
The High School of Art & Design and The Drama Club are pleased to announce the show dates for A Midsummer Night's Dream (mostly written by William Shakespeare).
Click here for tickets: http://artanddesignpta.org/midsummer_2017_tickets
Please find the attached for show details, ticket availability and prices. We hope to see you there!
On our way to becoming the #1 art school in the USA!
The High School of Art & Design community is very proud of being featured in the New York Post as a top art school in New York City!
Class of 2014 Alumni Devon Rodriguez was featured in the New York Times today, August 17th. We are incredibly proud of Devon and all our students and alumni for all they continue to achieve. Devon's work is currently on view at the High School of Art & Design's Alumni 2017 show, running until October 20. Read the full article here: https://nyti.ms/2vErp1w
The High School of Art & Design is pleased to announce Asilbek Akmalov and Tatiana Rincon as winners of the Dedalus Foundation Awards. Their paintings are shown below.
Fashion student Ronald Taylor's design was chosen as the top entry in Pratt Institute's design competition over the summer. Ronald was selected as one of the designers to make it to the second round after designing a collection, and one of his designs was chosen as first place. His work was featured alongside other prominent designers in an online publication and photo shoot. Congrats Ronald!!
· $2,500 Graphic Novel: Allison Arias, Teacher: Jamie Zaffos
· Honorable Mentions and Artist Recognition:
o Brittany Crespo
o Brianna Cruz
o Felicity Hernandez
o Natalie Hernandez
o Jefferson Jacome
o Jenny Li
o Iliana Mercado
o Islen Milien
o Jade=Anastasia Thompson
o Jeremiah Huntt
o Julian DiScipio
o Gilia Mattiozzi
o Deklan Mills
o Danielle Griffith
o Rashell Encalada
o Richards Nimbley
o Joan Montilla
o Karlid Crompton
o Demarie Otero
o Justin Gold
o Stavros Lari
o Kai Dekassian
o Diamond Staten
o Raphael Hunt
o Will Popalisky
o Anne Fernandez
Students interested in joining the Art and Design boys soccer team must complete the survey using the link below and download and complete the Medical and Parent consent form attached to the survey.
Please note, students athletes cannot participate in any PSAL activity without both forms completed and signed by a physician and your parent.
Tryouts will begin on August 21 at Art and Design HS. I will email all the time and location of practice once the survey is complete.
Please feel free to email Coach McCalla at email@example.com if you have any questions.
Every Tuesday after school we will have 50 minutes dedicated to parental engagement. During that time teachers plan to conduct student lead parent/teacher conferences, parental outreach via email and phone, student academic updates on Pupilpath, and meetings with parents. Feel free to contact the school if you want to make an appointment to schedule a meeting with your child's teachers during that time. The goal is to strengthen the partnership and communication between parents and the school; an essential component of student success.