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Section 100.5 of the Commissioner Regulations 100.5 specifies that all students in New York State must complete one unit of credit in the arts as part of the requirements for a high school diploma.
New York State Learning Standards for the Arts for the three levels
Classes I teach at James I. O'Neill High School:
Studio in Art
Ceramics/Sculpture I & II
Drawing/Design for Production (DDP)
Highland Falls Intermediate School
Art Grade 6
I graduated from St. Thomas Aquinas College summa cum laude (BA Fine Arts Education) certified Art K-12, wih a minor in Art Therapy, and Fordham University summa cum laude (MS Counseling and Personnel Services) certified School Counselor.
I have exhibited 2 & 3 dimensional works at Hopper House Gallery, Rockland Center for the Arts, Arts Council of Rockland, St. Thomas Aquinas College, and worked as a docent at Piermont Flywheel Gallery and other area galleries. I have also taught adult education courses in painting and drawing.
I have just published my first book entitled, Woolly Bear -- released January 2021
PLEASE view this video on Postive Youth Development: Carol Dweck -- A Study on Praise and Mindsets
This something that we, as parents or teachers, can implement immediately -- then see the results, as shown in this study.
Thoughts to ponder-
Great art is the outward expression of an inner life in the artist. Edward Hopper
I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn't say any other way--things I had no words for. Georgia O'Keeffe
I realized that all the really good ideas I'd ever had came to me while I was milking a cow. So I went back to Iowa. Grant Wood
The only time I feel alive is when I'm painting. Vincent Van Gogh