Elmont Memorial HS Art Department
The Visual Art programs of the Sewanhaka Central High School District encourage students to develop skills, create works of visual art, and study artwork within a historical and multicultural perspective. Our students acquire the abilities to identify, interpret and evaluate works of art, and investigate issues and questions concerning the nature and value of creativity in society. Students are encouraged to be problem-solvers, to embrace their individuality, and are introduced to a diverse range of images from many genres, cultures, and time periods, where a very worldly representation of artists and their work are discussed, for students to draw connections to and relate to. Beyond the building's mission statement and common core priorities, the Art department's goal is to provide an inspired, comprehensive education in the visual arts, while fulfilling the new NYS Standards, and preparing serious visual art students for Advanced Placement coursework, portfolio development, possible scholarship opportunities, and Art college admission. Our teachers are highly qualified and extremely motivated art educators who are fully dedicated to providing the best education possible.
Elmont Memorial's Art Department offers 2 foundation courses (Art 8 and Studio in Art- fulfills NYS mandated credit in the Arts), 5 elective courses (Drawing & Painting, Photographic Arts, Illustration & Design, and Digital Design I and II), as well as 2 Advanced Placement courses (AP Drawing and AP 2-D Design). EMHS has 3 brand new Art classrooms plus a new traditional darkroom and new Art Mac Lab. Our Art students are thriving in our state of the art facilities and we are proud to be able to offer our students the opportunity to learn traditional photography in a wet lab, as well as access to a full Mac Lab dedicated to the Art Department.
Please visit our Art Department website often for events, announcements, articles, links, artwork and all things creative!
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Mr. Christopher Yee
Chairperson of Art
Elmont Memorial HS
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Elmont Memorial Art News
Students Rebrand Elmont Memorial with a New Logo
Professional Artist-Mentor, Gerard Flannory, guiding the Elmont Logo Redesign Committee.
District Art College Night
Clarence Denis gets a positive review of his portfolio at District Art College Night.