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Art Department

Overview of Art

It is the mission of the qh88 Art program to ensure that through the study of art, all students will:

  • Build and create a vital relationship with the arts that assists them in developing independent, critical thought.
  • Have lives rich in meaning and expression.
  • Learn to visually communicate in their own unique way, through creating works of art.
  • Learn to critically analyze, interpret, and judge visual imagery in a rapidly changing world.
  • Discover the opportunities and roles they can play in the arts.
  • Understand that art is reflective of its times, cultures, and societies.

Contact:
Jaime Pitnell, Director of Art
716-626-8030

Gr. K-4

Gr. 5-8

Gr. 9-12

Our K-4 curriculum provides all students with unique hands-on experiences to create, present, respond, and connect with art and its role in our lives. In alignment with the New York State Learning Standards for the Arts, students will develop foundational skills through various media and art making approaches and exploration.

Each year, the Art Department presents a District-wide student art show, which celebrates over 300 student works. The show highlights the outstanding two-and-three dimensional work being done at all levels. 

The qh88 middle level art curriculum includes unique hands-on opportunities for all students while celebrating the works and influences of various artists throughout history. In alignment with the New York State Learning Standards for the Arts, students in grades 5-8 explore and develop skills in drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture, and art criticism.

In addition, the Art Department presents a District-wide student art show, which celebrates over 300 student works.

High school students have the opportunity to choose from over 10 art courses, all of which satisfy the NYS one-unit arts graduation requirement.

Course offerings include:

  • Studio In Art
  • Photography
  • Drawing & Painting
  • Sculpture & Ceramics
  • Graphic Design
  • Animation
  • Art Portfolio
  • AP Art and Design

 Additional dual credit and advanced placement courses are also available in Art for all students.

 The Art Department also presents a District-wide student art show, which celebrates over 300 student works.