Date of publication: 2017-07-09 07:51
In addition to pursuing direct art processes, you will have the unique opportunity to work and live with 95 other student artists on an attractive college campus and to establish career goals while sharing in this rewarding precollege program. Because of the in-depth experience and number of class hours this program provides, students more than fulfill the requirements for one full unit of high school credit. Appropriate documentation is sent at the close of the program.
Students have the opportunity to exhibit their art at one of SVA's three student galleries. The school's New York City location also affords many opportunities to visit a range of galleries and museums.
Paisley BFA Visual & Critical Studies presents an exhibition of objects, ephemera, photographs and textiles that have incorporated the paisley motif, as well as works by more than 95 contemporary artists interpreting it.
The success of our graduating art students illustrates the high level of expectation and training FIS graduates have gone on to attend some of the finest art schools in the world including, the Rhode Island School of Design, Parsons School of Design (New York City), the Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in London and the Hong-Ik School of Art in Seoul, Korea.
Our mission at The Steward School is to prepare our students for college and for life in a community defined by robust academics, inspiration, engagement, and care. We invite you to learn why so many families have chosen to become part of our community.
Upper School photography students learn to create compelling photographs and develop a strong visual aesthetic. Course topics include image composition, dynamic range, and digital imaging techniques. In addition, students develop their skills in Adobe Photoshop and similar software programs, while gaining an understanding of the digital photography industry.
In Middle School, students continue to develop the skills acquired in the Lower School. Students learn to critique their own work and the work of others. Sixth graders rotate through academic quarters of art, choral music, instrumental music, and theatre, while seventh and eighth graders choose the full-year fine arts elective that best allows them to express themselves. Visual art classes in the Middle School cover sketching, watercolor, printmaking, sculpture, 8-D arts, ceramics, and photography.
Upper School students are able to explore the visual arts through photography, digital photography, videography, media studies, and studio art. Steward artists regularly display their work on campus, at community art shows, and at local businesses.
I'd encourage anyone who is remotely interested in art to join NYSSSA because it's an once-in-a-lifetime experience. You have the chance to work alongside brilliant teachers and artists who are completely dedicated to helping you. The environment at NYSSSA is so positive and by the end of the month that you're there you'll wish it wasn't over, but you'll be so grateful you decided to go.
Studio art courses in design, drawing and sculpture continue at an advanced level. Students also are required to take Advanced Placement Art History. Although structure and technique are addressed in studio courses, greater emphasis is placed on the interpretive style of each individual and the development of a professional portfolio.