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Sophomore Victoria Befumo Covers Every Angle

January 29, 2021

Victoria Befumo is a creative and skilled young photographer and she works very hard at it. The Huntington High School sophomore recently completed a class assignment focused on a variety of camera angles in stunning fashion.

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Seeing From All Angles at Huntington High School

January 28, 2021

Teacher Pamela Piffard-Williams likes to keep her Huntington High School photography students on their toes and a recent assignment had the teenager’s seeing from all angles.

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Huntington Sophomore Daniela Luca Finds Her Niche

January 21, 2021

Daniela Luca has found her niche and is excelling at Huntington High School. The sophomore is earning a reputation as a standout young photographer, but she is also commanding respect for her work ethic and achievements across the academic spectrum.

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H-ton’s Video Arts Program Grows in Popularity

January 20, 2021

Huntington High School’s video arts program has moved beyond simply boasting of a well-known reputation in the metropolitan area. It’s gone national in recent years, excelling in student film contests.

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Junior Grace Stolfa Puts Her Creativity on Display

January 19, 2021

Grace Stolfa has emerged as one of Huntington High School’s most creative juniors. The teenager has been excelling in photography, mastering the different settings on her camera along with editing software and all the different aspects of what goes into a quality photo shoot.

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Sophomore Gabby Miller’s Magical Photos

January 15, 2021

Gabby Miller was given an assignment by her photographer teacher, but she didn’t just want to go through the motions completing it. So the Huntington High School sophomore reached out to one of her best friends and the pair helped create something that’s simply magical.

 The Suffolk County Music Educators Assn. has named 59 Huntington musicians All-County

H-ton Students Can Apply for NYS Summer School of the Arts

January 15, 2020
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Art Honor Society Recognizes Creative Talent

January 12, 2021

Inspiring and recognizing students who have a “profound love” of art and who demonstrate creative talent is why the Huntington High School Art Honor Society was formed and why it exists today.

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Junior Elizabeth Elle Emerges as Gifted Photographer

January 8, 2021

Elizabeth Elle wanted to learn more about photography so the junior registered for a course about it at Huntington High School. She has quickly advanced in her skills and recently took a set of beautiful photos for a pair of class assignments.

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Levitation Photography Produces Stunning Images

January 7, 2021

A lesson on “levitation photography” and subsequent assignment resulted in exceptional images captured and edited by Huntington High School students.

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Blue Devil Star Takes Comfort in Photography

January 7, 2021

Tyriek Mays-McKoy has brought the crowd to its feet more than once. The Huntington High School junior is a splendid athlete, starring on the Blue Devil varsity football and indoor and outdoor track teams. Most people don’t know it and are taken by complete surprise when they learn the teenager is a spectacular photographer, too.

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Junior Manny Aviles Falls in Love with Photography

January 6, 2021

Manny Aviles is enjoying every minute he spends in photography class. Why shouldn’t he? The Huntington High School junior is exceptional at it.

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Leah Sheran’s Snow Photos Evoke Sense of Mystery

January 5, 2021

Leah Sheran’s photography evoked a sense of mystery during a recent photo shoot on a snowy winter day. The Huntington High School sophomore headed outside to complete an assignment and walked back into welcomed warmth with several sensational images.

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Junior Carl Pulizzotto Dazzles as a Photographer

January 4, 2021

A snow day assignment for Huntington High School photography students allowed the teenagers to explore their cameras and their craft and expand their horizons. The results are impressive, including a particularly beautiful image snapped by junior Carl Pulizzotto.

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Junior Axel Cattano’s Photography Captures the Imagination

December 23, 2020

Axel Cattano is a young man of many talents. The Huntington High School junior is smart, athletic, a great vocalist and an imaginative photographer.

 “ Keyla Nunez-Mendez aced last week's photography assignment

H-ton Photographers Embrace Snowy Day Project

December 21, 2020

With the certainty of snow in the weather forecast, Huntington High School teacher Pamela Piffard-Williams spent last Wednesday presenting a special lesson for her photography students, providing them with technical information and tips on what to look for when the storm struck so they could go out on Thursday and snap great photos.

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Sophomore Sarah Krisch Snaps Spectacular Photo

December 9, 2020

Sarah Krisch is an exceptionally talented young woman. The Huntington High School sophomore is gifted academically, athletically and artistically. She recently snapped a spectacular photograph that even has her teacher gushing with praise.

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Sophomore Aislyn Franciscovich Snaps Gorgeous Photo

December 4, 2020

Aislyn Franciscovich is a creative young woman who is having fun with her courses. The Huntington High School sophomore is especially enjoying her photography class where she recently used a variety of techniques to produce a gorgeous photo for a project she worked on this past fall.

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H-ton Sophomore Jillian Panos Snaps Two Really Cool Photos

December 4, 2020

Jillian Panos is one of Huntington High School’s most talented sophomores. Among her many gifts is photography. She’s an exceptionally creative artist, as several recent pieces prove.

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Junior April Swanson Has Fun with Photography

December 4, 2020

April Swanson is one of Huntington High School’s most dynamic young photographers. The junior recently produced a pair of images that highlight her continued growth as an artist.

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Maddy Bavaro’s Humor Emerges in Her Photography

December 3, 2020

Maddy Bavaro has a great sense of humor, especially when it comes to ghosts. The Huntington High School junior took a beautiful photo for a “ghostly” assignment and injected some lighthearted aspects into it.

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Junior Lianette Gonzalez Explores Photography

December 1, 2020

Lianette Gonzalez is enjoying her exploration of photography. The Huntington High School junior is learning the skills and techniques inherent in taking great photos. She’s working closely with art teacher Pamela Piffard-Williams and steadily advanced in her knowledge and abilities.

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Izabela Cuji’s Stunning Photography Impresses

November 30, 2020

Izabela Cuji has a great eye for photography. The Huntington High School sophomore recently snapped a photo that offers a hint at the awesome talent the teenager possesses.

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Huntington’s Young Filmmakers Return to Video Lab

November 6, 2020

High School Creative Video II students are back in their filmmaking lab with teacher Heather Swan, happier than ever behind their COVID-19 protective masks.

 “Ryan Porzio, Chris Maichin, Ally Kustera and Emily Geller are proud of the film they made this summer.

Ally Kustera Directs Summer Short Film

August 19, 2020
 “Aleksandr” by Naysa Escobar.

H-ton Art Honor Society Creates Portraits for Memory Project

July 3, 2020
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Junior Christina Hornstein Creates Dazzling Artwork

June 12, 2020
 This marks Huntington High School's 11th annual film festival.

Huntington High School Film Festival on Friday Night

June 12, 2020

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Huntington’s Arts in Education program is an integral part of the educational experience at all grade levels in the district. The arts provide an exciting, participatory approach to learning that enriches all areas of the school curriculum. The Arts in Education Committee researches and plans both cultural arts and exploratory programs that are linked directly to core curriculum concepts and skills. Students participate in a wide range of experiences, from seeing their own pieces of creative writing performed by professional actors and chatting with famous authors to working with real scientists and “meeting” characters from American history.

Funding for Arts in Education programs is provided annually by each school’s PTA unit. The district’s Office of Fine and Performing Arts and the PTA Council oversees the Arts in Education Committee.

The Arts in Education program presents programs designed to enhance the study of children’s literature, the humanities, mathematics, science, fine and performing arts, health and character education. Some recent and reoccurring programs and artists have included Japanese Storytelling with Mime, Mask and Music with Kuniko Yamamoto, author Tracey Delio, Theatre Three presenting From the Fires – Voices of the Holocaust, and Shakespeare workshops by Stages on Sound.

Upcoming Programs/Performances:

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Charlie Ehrman with his camera in a
Huntington High School hallway.

The Fine Arts play a significant role in the Huntington educational program.  From kindergarten through their high school years, students create original art work in a wide variety of media.  Skill-based instruction in contour drawing, value, light shading, color theory, perspective, two dimensional and three dimensional design is provided sequentially throughout the grades. 

Huntington High School students have the opportunity to take advanced studies in the fine arts of drawing and painting, ceramics and sculpture, and fashion design, as well as technology based programs such as computer graphics, advertising and design, media arts, video, photography and animation.  Seniors may also participate in career internships in all areas of the visual arts.  Student art work is displayed at the District Art Show held in May at the site of the annual budget vote. 

Huntington students’ art work is frequently displayed and honored in many local exhibits and competitions.  Fifth grade and high school students participate in the Heckscher Museum’s docent program, as well.

The Performing Arts play an important role in the Huntington educational program. From kindergarten through their high school years, students learn to read, write, create and perform music.  The elementary classroom music program in Huntington serves as a model for music literacy instruction nationally.  The instrumental and choral music training which begins in fourth grade provides small group weekly instruction as well as ensemble rehearsal experience for all performing groups. 

Huntington’s music program is well represented in the county and state music festivals each year. The high school takes great pride in having one of largest symphonic orchestras in the state, and being represented nationally by the renowned Huntington Blue Devil marching band.

Our performing arts program includes annual theatrical performances in the intermediate, middle and high schools as well as theater arts electives in the high school.  Students interested in dance competition may audition for the Highstepper dance team or Step team.

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Eric Reynolds assumed the position as Huntington’s district director of fine and performing arts on July 1, 2016.

Mr. Reynolds came to Huntington from the Sag Harbor school district. He studied at the Boston University College of Fine Arts, where he earned a Bachelor of Music degree in trombone performance in May 2000 and a Master of Music degree in music education in May 2013. He obtained an advanced graduate certificate in educational leadership at Stony Brook University in May 2015.

Employed as a music coordinator and teacher in Sag Harbor since September 2008, Mr. Reynolds’ teaching responsibilities included directing the high school and sixth grade bands in lessons, rehearsals, parades, community events and performances. He was also the director of middle school and high school musical productions and he designed, implemented and taught Sag Harbor’s Advanced Placement Music Theory and International Baccalaureate Music courses. The veteran educator created the district’s secondary string orchestra program.

Prior to his appointment in Sag Harbor, Mr. Reynolds worked as an instrumental music teacher in the Brockton Public Schools in Massachusetts for three years. He directed the city’s first middle school band and created the city’s first elementary festival band for parades, school events and civic events.

Mr. Reynolds holds professional memberships in the National Art Education Association, New York State Art Teachers Association, Suffolk County Art Leaders Association, Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, National Association for Music Education, New York State School Music Association, New York State Council of Administrators of Music Education and the Suffolk County Music Educators Association.

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Huntington High School strives to provide an expansive array of Art course offerings. High Schoolstudents have the opportunity to take advanced studies in the fine arts of drawing and painting, ceramics and sculpture, and fashion design, as well as technology based programs such as computer graphics, advertising and design, media art, video, photography and animation.

Our faculty members are all professional artists with specific areas of specialization. Skills learned in the visual arts courses are applicable to hundreds of careers in our highly visual world. High School seniors may also participate in career internships in all areas of the visual arts. Huntington students’ art work is frequently displayed and honored in many local exhibits and competitions.

To fulfill the graduation requirement of one credit in Art, students may take Creative Crafts, Media Art, or Studio in Art.

Grade 9 Grade 10 Grade 11 Grade 12
Ceramics & Sculpture I
Computer Graphics
Creative Crafts
Creative Video I
Drawing & Painting I
Media Art
Studio in Art
Studio in Fash. Design & Illus. I
Advanced Computer Graphics
Ceramics & Sculpture I
Ceramics & Sculpture II
Computer Graphics
Creative Crafts
Creative Video I
Creative Video II
Drawing & Painting I
Drawing & Painting II
Introduction to Photography
Media Art
Pre-AP Studio Art: Drawing
Studio in Art
Studio in Fash. Design & Illus. I
Studio in Fash. Design & Illus. II
Advanced Computer Graphics
Advanced Photography
Advanced Video Production III
AP Studio Art: Drawing
AP Studio Art: 2D Design
Ceramics & Sculpture I
Ceramics & Sculpture II
Ceramics & Sculpture III
Computer Graphics
Creative Crafts
Creative Video I
Creative Video II
Drawing & Painting I
Drawing & Painting II
Introduction to Photography
Media Art
Pre-AP Studio Art: Drawing
Portfolio Development
Studio in Art
Studio in Fash. Design & Illus. I
Studio in Fash. Design & Illus. II
Studio in Fash. Design & Illus. III
Advanced Computer Graphics
Advanced Photography
Advanced Video Production III
AP Studio Art: Drawing
AP Studio Art: 2D Design
Ceramics & Sculpture I
Ceramics & Sculpture II
Ceramics & Sculpture III
Computer Graphics
Creative Crafts
Creative Video I
Creative Video II
Drawing & Painting I
Drawing & Painting II
Introduction to Photography
Media Art
Pre-AP Studio Art: Drawing
Portfolio Development
Studio in Art
Studio in Fash. Design & Illus. I
Studio in Fash. Design & Illus. II
Studio in Fash. Design & Illus. III

STUDIO IN ART - Course #611

(1 Year - 1 Credit) 5 periods weekly
Offered to grades: 9, 10, 11, 12
Recommended for students interested in fine arts.
Prerequisite: None.

Studio in Art is a course in the fundamentals of the fine arts which will allow you to experience a whole world of creative self expression. A student taking Studio in Art will learn about and experiment with the basic design elements such as line, shape, color, texture, and value. Students develop or sharpen their art skills while handling such media as watercolor and acrylic paint, pencil, India ink, block print ink, charcoal, pastel, and ceramics. This course satisfies the one credit in Art required for graduation.

CREATIVE CRAFTS - Course #618

(1 Year - 1 Credit) 5 periods weekly
Offered to grades: 9, 10, 11, 12
Recommended for students interested in developing their creative potential through crafts.
Prerequisite: None

This course is designed to introduce students to materials and techniques used in traditional and contemporary crafts. Ceramics, textile art, jewelry, basketry, glasswork and woodwork are just some of the exciting projects included in the program. Students will gain an appreciation for the cultural roots of hand crafted objects as well as career opportunities and marketing outlets. Everyone can succeed in making beautiful art while expressing your creativity! This course satisfies the one credit in Art required for graduation.

MEDIA ART - Course #620

(1 Year - 1 Credit) 5 periods weekly
Offered to grades: 9, 10, 11, 12
Recommended for students interested in a course of study in the digital arts such as computer graphics, photography, cartooning and animation.
Prerequisite: None

Media Arts is an exciting course that combines computer graphics, animation and Internet media. You will have an opportunity to work directly with computer art presentation software, desktop publishing, animation, the Internet and software to design Websites. Art projects will be developed using the technology resources available in our graphics computer lab. This course satisfies the one credit in Art required for graduation.

COMPUTER GRAPHICS - Course #630

(1 Year - 1 Credit) 5 periods weekly
Offered to grades: 9, 10, 11, 12
Prerequisite: None for grades 10-12. Ninth grade students must have taken Studio in Art in grade 8, or be simultaneously registered for an Art or Music course that fulfills this graduation requirement.

This course is an introduction to the creative use of computer graphics through various design software. The elements and principles of design are examined through graphics programs such as Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator. The impact of digital technology on art is explored.

ADVANCED COMPUTER GRAPHICS - Course #613

(1 Year - 1 Credit) 5 periods weekly
Offered to grades: 10, 11, 12
Prerequisite: Computer Graphics

An advanced level computer based art course exploring the theoretical and practical aspects of contemporary graphic design, advertising, imaging and illustration. The emphasis will be on rendering, design and composition. Student projects will be self-proposed and guided. Students will be shown experimental techniques in outputting their artwork. There will be a focus on current artists using digital technology to create their art. Student work will be compiled into a portfolio for their own use. Students will be exposed to a variety of careers that center on computer–generated art.

PRE-AP STUDIO ART: DRAWING - Course #627

(1 Year - 1 Credit) 5 periods weekly
Offered to grades: 10, 11, 12
Prerequisite: Drawing & Painting. No AP weighting for this course.

This course is offered to 10th & 11th graders who are interested in taking the Advanced Placement Studio Art: Drawing Portfolio Course/Exam or 12th graders who are interested in creating a drawing and painting portfolio for college admittance. In this course, students will create a portfolio of 12 pieces of art that explores various drawing and painting techniques and methods that will be used for the Breadth and Quality sections of the AP Studio Art Exam. In the Breadth section, students are asked to demonstrate a serious grounding in visual principles and material techniques. The Quality section permits students to select the works that best exhibit a synthesis of form, technique, and content. The course emphasizes the individual studio experience and the application of both concept and technique to empower artistic direction. With successful completion of this course, students will gain admittance into the AP Studio Art: Drawing Portfolio course.

Guidelines for Placement in AP Studio Art: Drawing and 2-D Design

AP Studio Art is a two-year course for highly dedicated art students. Students interested in taking the AP Studio Art I/II sequence must begin by taking Studio in Art followed by Drawing and Painting I and, if possible, Drawing and Painting II. Although some students may be able to enroll in the class during their sophomore year, it is highly recommended to take AP Studio Art I/II during a student’s junior and senior years.

Any student who does not meet these requirements can gain admittance into the class only by approval of the Director of Fine and Performing Arts.

ADVANCED PLACEMENT (AP) STUDIO ART: DRAWING - Course #629

(1 Year - 1 Credit) 5 periods weekly
Offered to grade: 12, Grade 11 students must have department approval.
Prerequisites: Successful completion of Pre-AP Studio Art: Drawing, a portfolio of 12 pieces of art and department approval. AP weighted course.

The AP Studio Art: Drawing course is designed for highly motivated students who are seriously interested in experiencing a college-level Drawing/Painting course. The course demands time, diligence, and focus. For the AP Studio Art: Drawing exam, students submit a portfolio that is comprised of three sections: (1) Quality, (2) Concentration, and (3) Breadth. The AP Studio Art: Drawing course focuses on the completion of the Concentration section of the AP Studio Art exam. In the Concentration section of the exam, students must demonstrate a depth of investigation and process of discovery through a body of 12 pieces of art that share a single theme. In early May, students will submit a portfolio of 24 slides and 5 actual art pieces for evaluation to the College Board.

ADVANCED PLACEMENT (AP) STUDIO ART: 2-D DESIGN - Course #628

(1 Year - 1 Credit) 5 periods weekly
Offered to grade: 12, Grade 11 students must have department approval.
Prerequisites: Advanced Computer Graphics or Advanced Photography, a portfolio of 12 pieces of art and department approval. AP weighted course.

The AP Studio Art: Design Portfolio course is designed for highly motivated students who are seriously interested in experiencing a college-level 2-D design/Graphics or Photography course. The course demands time, diligence, and focus. For the AP Studio Art: 2-D Design Portfolio Exam, students submit a portfolio that is comprised of three sections: (1) Quality, (2) Concentration, and (3) Breadth. AP Studio Art: 2-D Design Portfolio course focuses on the completion of the Concentration section of the AP Studio Art Exam. In the Concentration section of the exam, students must demonstrate a depth of investigation and process of discovery through a body of 12 pieces of art that share a single theme. In early May, students will submit a portfolio of 24 slides and 5 actual art pieces for evaluation to the College Board.Note: It is strongly recommended that students take “Drawing & Painting I” prior to this course.

CERAMICS AND SCULPTURE I - Course #615

(1 Year - 1 Credit) 5 periods weekly
Offered to grades: 9, 10, 11, 12
Recommended for students interested in a studio elective. This course is applicable for Advanced Placement application.
Prerequisite: None for grades 10-12. Ninth grade students must have taken Studio in Art in grade 8, or be simultaneously registered for an Art or Music course that fulfills this graduation requirement.

This course is designed for students who want to learn to create three dimensional work that is both beautiful and lasting. You will get a basic introduction to hand-building clay techniques as well as the use of the potter’s wheel. Glazing and other fine finishing techniques will help embellish your work. In this course you’ll learn various sculpting techniques using wood, wax, stone, plaster, clay, metal and mixed media.

CERAMICS AND SCULPTURE II - Course #616

(1 Year - 1 Credit) 5 periods weekly
Offered to grades: 10, 11, 12
Recommended for students interested in an advanced studio elective as well as for Advanced Placement application.
Prerequisite: Ceramics and Sculpture I

Emphasis on individual growth and development of learned techniques as it applies to modeling, carving, wheel work, glazing, casting and construction methods.

CERAMICS AND SCULPTURE III - Course #617

(1 Year - 1 Credit) 5 periods weekly
Offered to grades: 11, 12 Recommended for students interested in specializing in an advanced studio elective as well as for Advanced Placement application.
Prerequisites: Ceramics and Sculpture I & II

In this course, you’ll be working on major pieces of art while developing your own individual style in your favorite 3-dimensional medium. You’ll learn advance working techniques geared to your individual level of skill and take pride in the work you create.

DRAWING AND PAINTING I - Course #621

(1 Year - 1 Credit) 5 periods weekly
Offered to grades: 9, 10, 11, 12
Recommended for students with an interest in digital media and fine arts.
Prerequisite: Studio in Art

This course is for those art students who want to develop their techniques and skills in seeing and drawing accurately in all two dimensional media such as charcoal, pastel, pen and ink, pencil and paint. You will study life drawing with an emphasis on understanding the human structure.

DRAWING AND PAINTING II - Course #622

(1 Year - 1 Credit) 5 periods weekly
Offered to grades: 10, 11, 12
Recommended for students with an interest in digital media and fine arts.
Prerequisite: Drawing and Painting I

This course is a continued study of many techniques and a variety of subject matter and media. Emphasis will be placed on creativity and individual growth as well as on figure drawing with a freer approach to interpretation and composition.

INTRODUCTION TO PHOTOGRAPHY - Course #632

(1 Year - 1 Credit) 5 periods weekly
Offered to grades: 10, 11, 12
Prerequisite: None

Photography is an exciting course where students learn all about black and white photography. If you choose this course, get ready to learn a skill which will last you the rest of your life and bring you enormous pleasure and self satisfaction. You will learn how to shoot and create well-balanced, wellcomposed photographs. You will learn about photographic equipment, develop your own black and white negatives and prints, and analyze your own work as well as the work of others. During the second semester, more time is spent in the darkroom. As your skills develop, you will have the opportunity to make larger prints, to use contrast filters, and to refine your printing techniques. You will learn about portraiture, photojournalism, and produce portfolio-level matted prints.

ADVANCED PHOTOGRAPHY - Course #633

(1 Year - 1 Credit) 5 periods weekly
Offered to grades: 11, 12
At this level, it is suggested that students have their own manual 35mm single lens reflex camera.
Prerequisite: Introduction to Photography

In this course you will expand knowledge gained from Introduction to Photography. The emphasis will be on producing prints of exhibition quality, based upon self-motivated film assignments and studentcentered creative interpretation. There will be an in-depth study of significant photographers and a research paper. During the 2nd semester you will continue to establish your unique personal style. An introduction to digitized images using Adobe Photoshop will enable you to use computer-generated images.

CREATIVE VIDEO I - Course #634

(1 Year - 1 Credit) 5 periods weekly
Offered to grades: 9, 10, 11, 12
Recommended for interested students.
Prerequisites: None for grades 10-12. Ninth grade students must have taken Studio in Art in grade 8, or be simultaneously registered for an Art or Music course that fulfills this graduation requirement.

Lights, Camera, Action! This class will teach you everything you need to know to make your own amazing videos, from filming to editing using Adobe Premiere. Students will be working individually and in small groups to complete a variety of projects including music videos, commercials and documentaries. All filming can be completed during class time if needed. Students will also have the opportunity to go on a field trip to explore the history of movie making.

CREATIVE VIDEO II - Course #635

(1 Year - 1 Credit) 5 periods weekly
Offered to grades: 10, 11, 12
Prerequisite: Creative Video I

Let your creativity explode with the use of digital compositing and special effects using Adobe After Effects. As students work individually to create a variety of projects from Public Service Announcements to Reality TV Shows, we will be submitting to competitions and festivals to vie for recognition and reward. Compete in the national 10-Day Film Challenge and have your films shown on the big screen at the annual HHS Film Festival.

ADVANCED VIDEO PRODUCTION III - Course #636

(1 Year - 1 Credit) 5 periods weekly
Prerequisites: Creative Video II

Advanced Video is a more in-depth examination of the video making process. The class is geared towards students who are serious about honing their artistic vision through the moving image media. Students will continue to develop their skills in video art-making, and find venues for their projects through festivals, on-line exhibition, and site specific installation. In addition, they will choose a videographer/ filmmaker to study and create a presentation using their video-making skills. Finally, this class will give students access to basic filmmaking materials and techniques. Through an exploration of film, students will understand the various differences and similarities between the moving images.

PORTFOLIO DEVELOPMENT - Course #639

(1 Year - 1 Credit) 5 periods weekly
Offered to grades: 11, 12
Prerequisite: Intention for post-graduate study in Art and department permission.

This is an exciting course that allows students to develop a professional portfolio of their art work. The Portfolio course is designed for students who demonstrate mastery in two or more artistic mediums and are able to exhibit a comprehensive knowledge in the program of their interest (digital arts, photography, video, fashion, etc.). This includes, but is not limited to, techniques, concepts and artistic social awareness. Portfolio is designed to demonstrate continuing refinement of basic skills while exploring new mediums, ideas and interpretations. College and career paths in art will be a component of Portfolio.

FASHION DESIGN AND ILLUSTRATION I - Course #624

(1 Year - 1 Credit) 5 periods weekly

This is an introductory level course that introduces students to the world of fashion. Students will study the history of fashion, learn about textiles and garment construction, and create fashion illustrations. Students will design and create a handbag and make a garment from a pattern, learning hand sewing techniques and how to operate a sewing machine. All fashion students will present their work in the school’s annual fashion show in May.

FASHION DESIGN AND ILLUSTRATION II - Course #625

(1 Year - 1 Credit) 5 periods weekly
Prerequisite: Studio in Fashion Design & Illustration I

This course will expand and develop the knowledge and skills gained from Fashion Design & Illustration I. Students will continue to study fashion history and learn about fashion designers from various time periods. Students will create highly detailed fashion illustrations, and use their skills to design and create several fashion garments. There will be a presentation of their work at the annual fashion show in May.

FASHION DESIGN AND ILLUSTRATION III - Course #626

(1 Year - 1 Credit) 5 periods weekly
Prerequisite: Studio in Fashion Design & Illustration II

This course introduces students to career paths in the fashion industry, while expanding on the knowledge and skills gained from Fashion Design and Illustration II. Students will continue to study fashion history and design concepts, applying previous studies to real world applications. Students will combine creativity with marketability, assembling a portfolio of fashion illustrations and sewn garments that will be presented at the annual fashion show in May.

The major goal of the Art Department is to encourage individual and critical investigation of media and appropriate processes leading to refinement of skills and creative problem solving of the highest quality.

Our Art 7 and 8 courses are designed to provide all students, including the serious-minded young artist, with opportunities to explore individual interests in a non-competitive studio setting.

ART 7 (20 Weeks)

This one semester course is required of all seventh grade students. Students explore a variety of media and develop basic skills and techniques that relate to two and three-dimensional forms of artistic expression. Units of study in the course include drawing, painting, sculpture, construction, printmaking, ceramics, crafts, and computer graphics. The emphasis of this course and all of our art courses is on a hands-on experience.

ART 8 (10 Weeks)

This one-quarter course builds and refines skills and techniques learned in our Art 7 course preparing students for their high school art experience. The course is required of all eighth grade students who do not take Studio Art in eighth grade.

STUDIO ART (40 Weeks)

This full year course is designed for the serious-minded art student. The course embodies a variety of two and three-dimensional projects that are designed to refine the student’s skill, technique and knowledge as they relate to the principles and practices of design, drawing, lettering, painting, drafting, printmaking, sculpture, and computer graphics. The selection process for this accelerated program will include teacher recommendation, grade point qualification in Art 7, student portfolio, essay, and interview. Parents of students qualifying by grade point average will receive application information by mail. The grade earned in Studio Art will be entered on the student’s high school transcript and computed in the high school Grade Point Average. Students who do not wish to have the grade entered in this way must drop the course before the midpoint of the course.

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Last Name First Position Email
Reynolds Eric Director
Rabinowitz Sandy Secretary
O'Neill Janet Secretary
Costello Lorraine Huntington HS
Jeddah Ayallah Huntington HS
Judson Jane Huntington HS
Mohanty Kasmira Huntington HS
Piffard-Williams Pamela Huntington HS
Singer Kristen Huntington HS
Swan Heather Huntington HS
Valerio Kim Huntington HS
Valerio Kim Huntington HS
Geduldig Jennifer Finley
Morea Karen Finley, Jack Abrams
Mortell Dena Finley
Hiscox Todd Jack Abrams, Woodhull
Plesent Jacqueline Flower Hill, Southdown
Mazzola Maria Jefferson, Washington mmazzola

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Snow Tree

Seeing from all Angles Project

Intro/Advanced Photography Clases

11 Photos

Snow Tree

Levitation Project

Intro/Advanced Photography Clases

16 Photos

Snow Tree

Snow Day Project

Intro/Advanced Photography Clases

51 Photos

HUFSD - High School Virtual Art Show

HUFSD - Grades 4-8 Virtual Art Show

HUFSD - K-3 Virtual Art Show

Asteroid - 10 Day Film Challenge Short Movie 2020