Portrait
Selection of paintings done by art students
Three sculptures by students
  • In the Syosset School District, we have found that participation in the arts offers our students an outlet for self-expression that can ignite a lifelong passion for creative endeavors.  Art and music education foster creativity, and help students to develop problem-solving and critical-thinking skills, as well as teach self-discipline and the value of perseverance.  Through the arts, our students cultivate the 21st century skills that will prepare them for success in any career path they choose.  Perhaps most importantly, studying the arts helps students to make connections between themselves, their innermost feelings, and the world around them.

     

    The Art Department offers a full range of courses in every art medium to satisfy the needs and interests of every student. Facilities for specialized processes are available as well as for the conventional avenues of expression. Through the wide variety of courses, students have the opportunity to develop artistic skills, an understanding of art, sensitivity to design, and an appreciation for order and beauty. 

  • Graduation honors must include one of the options listed below for the one-year graduation requirement, as well as fulfillment of normal honors criteria. There are several options from which to choose.


    1. Students pursuing an Advanced Regents Diploma using a five-unit sequence in art, must include STUDIO IN ART or FOUNDATIONS IN ART 1 AND 2. 

    2. Art courses that emphasize commercial skills include ADVERTISING DESIGN, ADVANCED ADVERTISING DESIGN, FASHION DESIGN, ADVANCED FASHION DESIGN, PHOTOGRAPHY, COMPUTER ART, ADVANCED COMPUTER ART, FILM AND COMPUTER ANIMATION, and DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY. 

    3. Art courses that have no prerequisites are STUDIO IN ART, FOUNDATIONS IN ART 1 and 2, COMPUTER ART, CRAFTS, DRAWING, PHOTO 1 ALT, DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY, FILM AND COMPUTER ANIMATION, STAGECRAFT, STAGE DESIGN and PRODUCTION, ART HISTORY, and AP ART HISTORY. 

    4. Art courses that fulfill the one-year graduation requirement are STUDIO IN ART, (1 credit) or any two of the following: FOUNDATIONS IN ART 1 FOUNDATIONS IN ART 2 CRAFTS COMPUTER ART DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY PHOTO 1 ART HISTORY

Department: Art

Course Number: 6010

Course Title: STUDIO IN ART

Details: Year, 1 Credit, 1 Period

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Required For: An art sequence or admission to any advanced art course. Meets the graduation requirement of one credit in the arts.

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Description: Fundamentals of design and composition are taught. Projects explore the areas of drawing, painting and sculpture in a variety of media.

Department: Art

Course Number: 6114, 6124

Course Title: FOUNDATIONS IN ART 1 - ALT/ FOUNDATIONS IN ART 2 - ALT

Details: Year, 0.5 Credit, 1 Period, Alternate Day

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Required For: Foundations In Art 1 and 2 can replace Studio In Art as the requirement for an art sequence and as the prerequisite for advanced art courses. Can be used toward satisfying the one-year graduation requirement in the arts.

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Description: Fundamentals of two and three dimensional design and composition are taught. Foundations 1 is primarily a two dimensional course. Foundations 2 focuses primarily on three dimensional work. Projects explore the areas of drawing, painting, sculpture, and design.

Department: Art

Course Number: 6160

Course Title: ADVERTISING DESIGN

Details: Year, 1 Credit, 1 Period

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Prerequisites: Studio in Art, Foundations in Art 1, Computer Art, or Digital Photo

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Required For: Advanced Advertising Design

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Description: Students will learn the basics of graphic design including an introduction to general advertising and all aspects of visual communications. In addition to classroom assignments to learn these skills, students will create brochures, cover designs and posters for the school musical and play, spring and winter concerts, art exhibits, and many other school and community activities. Computer software includes Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, and Adobe InDesign.

Department: Art

Course Number: 6150

Course Title: ADVANCED ADVERTISING DESIGN

Details: Year, 1 Credit, 1 Period

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Prerequisites: Advertising Design

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Description: Students will use advanced graphic design skills to produce camera-ready mechanicals. In addition to creating these mechanicals as classroom assignments, mechanicals will be used by professional printers to print booklets, brochures, and other documents to meet the visual communication needs of the school and community. Advanced layout and design skills will be applied with computer software including Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, and Adobe InDesign.

Department: Art

Course Number: 6234

Course Title: ART HISTORY – ALT.

Details: Year, 0.5 Credit, 1 Period, Alternate Day

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Required For: Can be used toward satisfying the one-year graduation requirement in the arts.

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Description: A “hands-on” approach to understanding the history of art. Projects of varying media and techniques will be explored; including 2-D, 3-D, mixed media as well as painting and drawing.