Welcome to the New Hyde Park Art Department!
The Art Program at New Hyde Park Memorial encourages students to develop skills, to create works of art and study works of art within a historical and multi-cultural perspective; acquire abilities to identify, interpret and evaluate works of art; and investigate issues and questions concerning the nature and value of art. Our students are award-winning artists, who are encouraged to exhibit their work. Our teachers are dedicated professional artists who are ready to help students achieve their personal best! Try an art class today!
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Learn More About Art Department Course Offerings!Sign up for an art course for next year! Course Selections begin in January. See an Art Teacher or Guidance Counselor for more info. Below you will find our course brochure.
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10 Lessons The Arts Teach1. The arts teach children to make good judgments about qualitative relationships. Unlike much of the curriculum in which correct answers and rules prevail, in the arts, it is judgment rather than rules that prevail.
2. The arts teach children that problems can have more than one solution and that questions can have more than one answer.
3. The arts celebrate multiple perspectives. One of their large lessons is that there are many ways to see and interpret the world.
4. The arts teach children that in complex forms of problem solving purposes are seldom fixed, but change with circumstance and opportunity. Learning in the arts requires the ability and a willingness to surrender to the unanticipated possibilities of the work as it unfolds.
5. The arts make vivid the fact that neither words in their literal form nor numbers exhaust what we can know. The limits of our language do not define the limits of our cognition.
6. The arts teach students that small differences can have large effects. The arts traffic in subtleties.
7. The arts teach students to think through and within a material. All art forms employ some means through which images become real.
8. The arts help children learn to say what cannot be said. When children are invited to disclose what a work of art helps them feel, they must reach into their poetic capacities to find the words that will do the job.
9. The arts enable us to have experience we can have from no other source and through such experience to discover the range and variety of what we are capable of feeling.
10. The arts' position in the school curriculum symbolizes to the young what adults believe is important.
SOURCE: Eisner, E. (2002). The Arts and the Creation of Mind, In Chapter 4, What the Arts Teach and How It Shows. (pp. 70-92). Yale University Press. Available from NAEA Publications. NAEA grants reprint permission for this excerpt from Ten Lessons with proper acknowledgment of its source and NAEA.
From the National Art Education Association.
New Hyde Park Art Students Achieve Their Artistic Goals!Art students at New Hyde Park Memorial enter numerous art competitions and art exhibits. The art department strives to offer a variety of competitive, and leadership building opportunities to our students. Many of our graduates have been accepted to very prestigious colleges and universities.. Please click some of the links below to learn more about the colleges and universities that have accepted our students. Art can pave the way to a successful future!