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At Avenues, we consider every student an artist capable of making creative connections between a wide variety of art forms and their academic disciplines. From our youngest artists in the Early Learning Center to our oldest in the high school, our Avenues artists learn self-awareness while appreciating the talent of their peers.Students develop skills and techniques that transfer into all of their creative endeavors at school and in life.Divergent thinking, perseverance, and real-time problem solving are woven into the arts curriculum to support students as they stretch themselves and expand their understanding of who they are and what is possible.
We are thrilled to report that our Avenues artists won numerous prestigious Scholastic Awards this year in the category of Visual Arts. The competition was fierce with nearly 13,000 submissions from creative teens across the five boroughs!
Mastering the brush!
Students in the middle school and high school are trying their hand at watercolor, acrylic and oil painting after school on Thursdays in our Avenues Painting Club.
Please visit the 1st floor Music Hallway to see all of the 5th grade collage portraits! The show will be installed through January.
During their photography unit on Identity, 9th grade artists fittingly explored the genre of portraiture. After the initial photo sessions where students worked with traditional strategies, they experimented with the "Live" collage portrait.
For this project, 8th graders explored the art of Collagraphy to communicate a personal, social, or global message using a word, phrase or quote.
In Senior Studio, the “Beginnings Project” provides a starting point for students to begin visual investigations related to their specific interests. Artists were required to create two images that inform one another in a compelling way or imply the passage of time.
6th grade artists are taking a deep dive into the Elements of Art – the ingredients we use to create all art. Currently they are using the lens of identity and portraiture to consider how to make an image using only line, shape and color.
To kick off the year in the art studio, 10th graders created “Perception Devices” with the intention of altering the way a user might see the world.
Sections 6-1, 6-2 and 6-3 are taking a deep dive into the Elements of Art – line, shape, color, value, form, texture and space – the ingredients with which we create visual art.
In 6th Grade, Visual Art and English joined forces for a project that culminated in a student-curated museum exhibition, Art For Art’s Sake.
Photos from The Good Person of Manhattan. This is the Classic Drama in Practice Class’ adaptation of Bertolt Brecht’s The Good Person of Szechwan.
For the fourth term, 9th graders carved their own path in the studio as they pursued their own art interests and creative process. To that end, the freshmen artists worked to define a compelling question, investigate materials and practice select artistic processes, reflecting and document throughout.
Kate Howard, Director of Visual ArtKate graduated from Wesleyan University with a B.A. in English and sculpture and spent a year studying at École des Beaux Arts in Lacoste, France. She received an M.F.A. in sculpture from the Yale School of Art and was the recipient of the Alice Kimball English Traveling Fellowship. She has also received an NYFA grant for her video work. Kate joined Avenues in fall 2012.