Art Program Overview

The Plainedge Art Department builds the foundation for a lifetime involvement and learning in the arts. Art classes are offered K-12 in a sequential study beginning in Kindergarten. Teachers engage students in the creation, appreciation and analysis of art, fostering intellectual curiosity and creative expression. Our art teachers art certified by New York State in Art Education and serve in three elementary schools. one middle school, and one high school. Our art staff are members of the Long Island Art Teachers Association.

Through participation in our Art program our students:

  • Experience a sequential program of art instruction that includes the study of art production, aesthetics, art criticism, and art history.
    Participate in both the joy and challenges of creating and self-expression through art by actively engaging in the processes of creating art.
  • Aquire and develop the various art techniques, materials, equipment, and resources for the participation in the production and analysis of works of art.
  • Develop the sensitivity, visual discrimination and judgment needed to respond to and analyze works of art.
  • Develop an understanding of the cultural and historical forces that shape art through the ages and how the arts, in turn, shape the rich and diverse cultural contributions of a global society.
  • Develop an awareness of the visual arts as they relate to art careers and related professions.

In addition, student involvement in the visual arts program is evident throughout the school community through our District Art shows at the New Community Center and building showcases.

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