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Office of Art Education

1626 Balltown Road
Niskayuna, New York 12309
(518) 382-2511 ext. 4337
District Director of Art Education: Mr. Scott Walroth
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NISKAYUNA IS PROUD TO HOST "THE CAPITAL REGION MEDIA ARTS FESTIVAL 2012"
FOR THE 13TH CONSECUTIVE YEAR
THURSDAY, MARCH 22, 2012
9 AM - 2:15 PM

CAPITAL REGION MEDIA ARTS FESTIVAL 3/22/12
SCHEDULE

9:00 - 9:20      REGISTRATION Viewing art in gallery
9:20 - 9:30     INTRODUCTIONS in Auditorium
9:30 - 10:30     PROFESSIONAL INNOVATIONS - Keynote speaker Lawrence Kassan
10:30 -10:45   NEW YORK SUMMER SCHOOL OF MEDIA ARTS DISCUSSION Followed by NYSSSA adjudication in the Art Resource Center, F138.
10:45 - 11:00    BREAK
11:00 - 11:20    FILM FESTIVAL TALK AND INTRODUCTION OF VIDEO JUDGES 
11:30 - 12:25    FILM FESTIVAL COMPETITION AND HARD COPY ADJUDICATION BEGINS
Students and judges view entries from each participating school.
12:30 - 1:00     LUNCH
Students:  available in the school cafeteria
Judges & Teachers:   complimentary pizza lunch in room F128 in the gallery.
1:15 - 2:00     FILM FESTIVAL COMPETITION CONTINUES
2:15               DEPARTURE

Participating Schools
Averill Park - Logan Kline/Tim McMurray
Bethlehem High School - Melanie Painter
Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake High School - Christine Layden
Cairo Durham - Justine Criswell
Doane Stuart - Kim Carr
East Greenbush - Andrea Neiman
Emma Willard School - Lindsey Slaughter/Mark Van Wormer
Greenville High School - Sean Stewart
Guilderland High School - Shelia Elario
Ichabod Crane - Laura Cannamela
Mohonasen High School - Sandy Rowbo
Niskayuna High School - Scott Walroth/Steve Honicki/Melissa Leach
North Colonie High School - Anne Manzella
Schenectady School of Fine Art - Nancy Lussier/Scott Porter
Scotia Glennville High School - Stephani Dimopoulos-DiCocco
Shenendehowa High School - Frank Rosselli

Please Note: Students interested in presenting their portfolios for the NEW YORK SUMMER SCHOOL OF THE ARTS please meet see NYSSSA representatives to set up individual interview times.




Congratulations to Mr. Walroth's "Advanced Art Studio 1" student, Jenna Corcoran!
Jenna has been awarded 2nd place in the Utrecht/Savannah College of Art & Design
8th Annual National Self-Portrait Contest!
 Her work was chosen out of 200 entries nationwide.
She will have a Featured Artist Profile on utrecht.com.

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Following last year's collaboration with "Roots and Wisdom", high school students in Mrs. Leach's "Studio in Graphic Design" class designed logos for "real-life" client, "Friends of Music" as part of the "Studio in Graphic Design" curriculum. The project became a logo competition where the winning logo would be featured on the organization's newsletters, flyers, and website. The project was coordinated with the help of music director Matt Cremisio in November. Students designed their logos with their target audience in mind as well as the key concepts and values of the organization. The organization wanted a logo that was timeless, scalable, and would connect with children, teens, and adult members of the Niskayuna community. The organization, founded in 1961, includes aspects of music such as band/instrumental groups, and choral/orchestra groups. F.O.M. also provides scholarships for Niskayuna music students and support for music education programs, community music events and concerts. Students designed their logos with these themes in mind. The Art Students worked with the Adobe Illustrator software program utilizing previously learned tools and techniques. They combined their technical skills with the elements of art such as line, shape, and color to create a visually balanced and unified logo design.
    Students learned how to "pitch" their designs to persuade the Friends of Music members to choose their design through a specific set of analytical based questions created by Mrs. Leach. Students were able to better prepare and articulate their creative and technical design processes in this manner. This method of persuasive argument is beneficial to students that may also be working with clients in the graphic design field in the future. Students successfully presented their logo designs to several of the Friends of Music members and the music director in late November.
    On December 12th, Mr. Cremisio, along with F.O.M. committee member Lori Fletcher and high school liaison Carol Rowell, announced the winning logo designer during class. The student whose logo was chosen after three weeks of deliberation was junior Max Medina. His winning logo design incorporated the Niskayuna "N" juxtaposed with painterly styled symbols such as a violin, trumpet, and a music note. Max's logo will be featured on a poster including his artist's statement describing the creative process behind his winning design. The other class designs will be featured on a separate poster near the auditorium as well. Congratulations Max and thank you to all of Mrs. Leach's first semester graphic design students for your time, patience, and creativity. Thank you to Mr. Cremisio and Friends of Music for this exciting real-life educational opportunity!


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Congratulations to Niskayuna Art Students participating in the Proctors Theater Student Contest & Art Exhibit: "LET YOUR FREAK FLAG FLY"


This exhibit is inspired by the ideas, themes and images of "Shrek the Musical", which teaches tolerance of weirdness, expression of individuality, and of course the immortal lesson: don't judge an ogre by his color!
Students and classes from all levels; Elementary, Middle School, and High School from throughout the Capital Region were invited to submit artwork representing their own individual and personal creative vision. Congratulations to all participants.


  • 1st Place went to Niskayuna Junior, Isidora Monteparo for her painting "Perception"from Mr. Walroth's Advanced Art Studio 1 class.



  • 3rd Place went to Niskayuna Senior, Sohaib Syed for a pastel self-portrait.

  • Honorable Mention went to Rosendale 5th grade student, Alexandra Burgess from Mrs. deSoyza's art class.




The exhibit runs from January 20 to March 7, and is on display in the upstairs gallery space at Proctors



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NISKY ART STUDENTS ARE BEGINNING TO USE THE NEW WIKI AND BLOG SERVER AS PART OF CLASS

Mr. Walroth's "ADVANCED ART STUDIO 1 AND 2" classes are beginning to experiment with the new Wiki and blog server as part of their classroom learning experience. On the main Wiki, students can find information on past, current, and upcoming assignments, as well as leave comments on them. Each student also has a page that displays their current portfolio and images of work and resources they choose to share.

Click here to explore the Wiki




NISKY ART DEPARTMENT "MEDIA ARTS" NEWS

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CAPITAL REGION ART EDUCATORS AND STUDENTS SHOWCASE THEIR WORK IN A "BACK TO SCHOOL" EXHIBIT

Niskayuna High School Media Arts Teacher, Stephen Honicki and two of his photography students, Caroline Burns and Maarja Paul, have been selected to be part of the juried group exhibition, "Back to School" at the Fulton Street Gallery.  The gallery is located at 408 Fulton Street in Troy, NY.

Photographs from Honicki's narrative series, "Until Soon" will be showcased at the Fulton Street Gallery along with Burns' digitally manipulated photograph, "Hands" and Paul's "Stepping Back Into History" Selections from Honicki's series were recently exhibited as part of this year's 75th Mohawk-Hudson Regional held at the Albany Institute of History & Art.  Both Niskayuna High School students' work is concurrently on display at the Nisk-Art Gallery at Niskayuna High School as part of the "Best of Nisk-Art" exhibit.

The exhibition, "Back to School" is a sampling of what's happening in various art departments throughout the Capital Region both at the high school and college levels.

The 15 artists chosen for this exhibition are:


  • Harold Lohner from Sage Colleges
  • Iona Park from Skidmore College
  • Mindy McDaniel, Union College
  • Nathan Meltz, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and University at Albany
  • Maarja Paul, Niskayuna High School student
  • Caroline Burns, Niskayuna High School student
  • Kyra Garrigue, Hudson Valley Community College
  • Janae McHugh, an MFA candidate at UAlbany
  • Stephen Honicki, Niskayuna High School
  • Justin Baker, UAlbany and HVCC
  • Michael Grotzer, UAlbany student
  • Jenny Kemp, MFA candidate, UAlbany
  • Robert Harrison, Skidmore College
  • Shana Parke Harrison, UAlbany
  • Danny Goodwin, UAlbany

A reception was held on Friday, September 30, 2011 from 5 PM to 8 PM as part of Troy Night Out. The show will run through Saturday, Oct. 8. The gallery is open from 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, and by appointment by calling 331-0217.


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HIGH SCHOOL FILMMAKERS RECOGNIZED BY NISKAYUNA TOWN BOARD


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Niskayuna High School student filmmakers from Steve Honicki's Studio in Video classes were recognized this past July by the Town Board and residents of Niskayuna for their accomplishments in the Westport Youth Film Festival.

Christopher Finn was acknowledged for his two films, "Communication Revolution" and "What You Become".  Both films in addition to being showcased at the WYFF have also received accolades at the Capital Region Media Arts Festival, the Rod Serling Video Festival, the Ballston Spa Film Festival, and the Woodstock Film Festival.  Chris continues to pursue his passion for motion and graphic design by studying Motion Media Design at Savannah College of Art & Design in Savannah, Georgia.

Kristjan Salasoo was recognized for his short film, "Into Another Dimension".  This stop action music video also received awards in the Capital Region Media Arts Festival as well as the Rod Serling Video Festival. 

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NISKAYUNA ART STUDENT AWARDED PRESTIGIOUS ART SCHOLARSHIP

Recent Niskayuna High School graduate, Chris Finn was awarded the prestigious The Elaine Goldman and Aida Snow Scholarship from the New York State Art Teachers Association (NYSATA).  His Media Arts teacher and NYSATA member, Steve Honicki, nominated Chris for this award.

The scholarship has been generously endowed by Ms. Snow and Ms. Goldman. Ms. Elaine Goldman is a retired LIATA/Nassau member of NYSATA who continues to participate at the regional level, and is a frequent presenter at the state conference. Regretfully Ms. Aida Snow has passed away, but she has left a legacy of enabling NYSATA to help visual art students in New York State pursue their dreams.
After reviewing over a hundred applications, the award committee chose Chris' as exemplary.  His application included a selection of works from his portfolio along with a personal essay that described his artistic process and vision.

Chris is currently continuing his passion for the media arts by studying Motion Media Design at Savannah College of Art & Design in Savannah, Georgia.

Mr. Finn will be publically recognized at the Annual Student Scholarship Awards on Friday, November 18, 2011 at the Westchester Marriott, in Tarrytown, New York as part of this year's annual NYSATA conference.



Niskayuna students in Mrs. Leach's "Graphic Design" class create a new LOGO for the "Friends of Music"







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Representing Grades 1-12 at
the "District Offices Showcases on Van Antwerp Road"

On Exhibit 6/19/09 - 10/23/09
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Monday - Friday, 8:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.


THE NISKAYUNA SCHOOL DISTRICT
  MIDDLE SCHOOLS ART SHOW:


Representing Grades 6-8 at the "District Offices Showcases on Van Antwerp Road"

On Exhibit 3/27/12 - 5/2/12

Please join us at a reception for the artists and their families on
Wednesday, APRIL 4, 2012
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

 
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 View the 2011 Annual Art Department Awards Booklet

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Middle School Art
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Elementary School Art
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VIEW NISKAYUNA
ART STUDENTS'
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FROM:
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2006-2007

2007-2008

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2010-2011

2011-2012



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Images from the
Art Program Review
2000-2006
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"Beyond the Work on the Walls"

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Art Program Review
2007-2010
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"CREATIVE CONNECTIONS: ENSURING OUR STUDENTS ARE WELL PREPARED FOR THE FUTURE"

K-12 ART PROGRAM REVIEW 2007 - 2010.pdf



Art Department Faculty Web Sites
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Elementary:
Ms. Komp
Mrs. Friedson
Mrs. Keetz

Middle School:
Mrs. Hughes
Mr. Colby
Mrs. Manuta

High School:
Mr. Walroth
Mrs. Wallimann
Mr. Honicki
Mrs. Leach
Mr. Marcellino
Mrs. Valente
Mrs. deSoyza





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