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 Huntington High School senior Rachel Learned.
February 15, 2024

Spotlight on Huntington Photographer Rachel Learned

While Rachel Learned considers portrait photography her personal favorite, the Huntington High School senior is simply great at everything behind the lens. She’s reaching new heights this year while studying with teacher Pamela Piffard and interning with professional photographer Darin Reed.

 Talented Huntington fashion design students created these beautiful garments.
February 14, 2024

Fashion Design Students Create Gorgeous Garments

Eight talented Fashion Design & Illustration III students at Huntington High School recently completed creation of garments using fabric and various other materials to embellish them. Each of the teenagers gave their garment a title and wrote an artist’s statement about their finished product

 Huntington Arts Night is set for Friday, March 1 at Huntington High School
February 12, 2024

Huntington Arts Night Set for Friday, March 1

Huntington Arts Night at Huntington High School is set for Friday, March 1 at 6 p.m. The second annual event looks to be a spectacular night featuring a faculty arts show, crafts and musical performances.

 Huntington High School senior William Berry.
February 9, 2024

Spotlight on Huntington Photographer William Berry

William Berry has been a mainstay in Huntington UFSD since his first day of kindergarten at Washington Primary School. He’s always been personable, hardworking and a contributor to all of his classes and he works hard and has a long list of achievements to his credit.

 Sophomore Malik Sanders created this self portrait digital painting.
February 8, 2024

H-ton Artists Participating in Black History Month Exhibit

Huntington High School artists will be participating in a Black History Month exhibit at the Heckscher Museum of Art held in collaboration with Leaders of the New School. The exhibit will be available for viewing on Saturday and Sunday, February 24-25 from 12-5 p.m. with special remarks on February 24.

 Junior Marlon Saravia Hernandez's eyes project.
February 8, 2024

The Eyes Have it in Huntington Studio Art Class

A group of Studio Art students completed a project focused on eyes. The images created by the teenagers are haunting and intriguing and display the impressive talent possessed by the young artists.

 Jillian Pascucci snapped this awesome photo.
February 6, 2024

Spotlight on Huntington Photographer Jillian Pascucci

In less than two years, Jillian Pascucci has already started to leave her mark at Huntington High School, where she has developed into an exceptional photographer while studying with art teacher Pamela Piffard-Williams. The teenager is exquisitely talented and very well-liked by fellow members of the Class of 2024.

 Jack Semelsberger is a spectacular Huntington High School senior.
February 5, 2024

Spotlight on Huntington Photographer Jack Semelsberger

Ask his classmates and they will tell you that Jack Semelsberger is a really great guy. And the Huntington High School senior really is that, but so much more, too. The teenager is talented in a variety of ways, including with camera in hand behind the lens.

 Each of the third grade classes showed off their artwork with their assistants
January 18, 2024

Art Honor Society Members Collaborate with Third Graders

About 15 workers toiled for most of Saturday, cleaning the bleachers, wall padding, floor and basketball backboards and installing black base molding and silver door saddles. The final base moldings will be put in place on Monday night.

 Huntington senior Jack Ruthkowski is a gifted young photographer.
January 17, 2024

Spotlight on Huntington Photographer Jack Ruthkowski

Jack Ruthkowski is one of the most talented members of Huntington High School’s Class of 2024. He’s a scholar and a proven leader while also being creative and forward thinking.

 Huntington High School's Art Honor Society chapter is busy pursuing its mission.
January 17, 2024

Huntington Art Honor Society Members Stay Busy

Huntington High School’s Art Honor Society seeks to “magnify the innovation, skill and scholarship that visual arts programs and students bring to the district and community.” The organization’s members are busy pursuing their mission.

 Huntington UFSD trustees named Thomas Gellert interim director of fine and performing arts
January 11, 2024

Trustees Name Thomas Gellert Interim Director

Huntington School Board members have voted unanimously to appoint Thomas Gellert as interim district director of fine and performing arts, effective January 9. Trustees took the action this past Monday night during a public meeting in the Jack Abrams STEM Magnet School auditorium.

 Huntington's Jada Joseph created this photograph.
December 19, 2023

Huntington Photographers Selected for Exhibition

Five Huntington High School photography students studying with teacher Pamela Piffard were selected to display their artwork at Suffolk County Community College’s annual art exhibition at the Sagtikos Art Gallery on the Michael J. Grant campus in Brentwood.

 A lesson on photography lighting was put to good use by Huntington students.
December 4, 2023

Huntington Photographers Experiment with Light Techniques

A lesson of photographic lighting techniques led to a series of beautiful and intriguing images by Huntington High School student photographers

 Memory by Huntington's Katherine Moronta.
December 1, 2023

H-ton Artists in Small Canvas, BIG Impact Show

Four Huntington High School student artists and two art teachers are participating in the Huntington Arts Council’s Small Canvas, BIG Impact exhibit. An artist’s reception is scheduled for tonight.

 Junior Marlon Saravia Hernandez Grade created this artwork.
November 18, 2023

Studio Art Students Create Colorful Original Designs

Huntington High School Studio Art students recently learned about Dia de los Muerto; the Day of the Dead. It’s a traditional Mexican holiday that’s celebrated on November 1-2.

 Alum James Rosselli in the high school's vide obroadcasting center.
October 18, 2023

Alum Returns to HHS Video Broadcasting Classes

James Rosselli returned to Huntington High School late last week to speak to students enrolled in Video Broadcasting I and II classes. A member of last year’s graduating class, he has moved on to High Point University in North Carolina and has already begun announcing college games on ESPN+.

 The new artwork has drawn many admirers
October 2, 2023

Art Students Create Hispanic Heritage Month Display

Huntington High School creative crafts students in art teacher Jennifer Fazin’s classes created a free standing larger than life book display to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month.

 Jada Joseph and Mary Marinello have been named Long Island Scholar Artists.
September 20, 2023

Huntington Duo Named Long Island Scholar Artists

Mary Marinello and Jada Joseph have been recognized by the Long Island Arts Alliance as scholar artists. The Huntington High School seniors are among a select group of Nassau and Suffolk fine and performing artists to be honored.

 The eight Huntington High School artists gathered at the Firefly gallery in Northport with their work (2)
September 8, 2023

Huntington Art Teachers Set to Get Creative

Huntington UFSD’s art department is ready to get creative as teachers across the district welcome students into classrooms in all eight buildings.


Fine and Visual Arts Information

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 Performances

About the Fine and Visual Arts Program

Photography Students

Signigicant Role in Education

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.

Wide variety of Curriculum and Scope of Opportunities

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.

Student Artwork is Showcased and Celebrated 

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.

Art Gallery

Fine and Visual Arts Leadership

Brian Stellato

Thomas Gellert

Interim Director of Fine and Performing Arts

Mr. Gellert’s career in public education has spanned 44 years. He obtained a bachelor of music performance degree at Manhattan School of Music in 1983 with a specialization in horn. He earned a master of music degree in music education at Manhattan School of Music in 1984. He studied for his state administrative license at New York University, garnering a professional diploma in 1989.

Mr. Gellert worked as director of bands, 7-12 in Babylon for 14 years before assuming the position of director of music, K-12 at Garden City in 1998, where he created music theory and AP Music Theory courses. He also served as Garden City Middle School’s eighth grade band director.

He later served as Harborfields’ district director of music, art, technology and FACS education for 15 years. He again created music theory and AP Music Theory programs; was an independent study instructor for senior conducting students; and oversaw all aspects of the district’s K-12 fine and performing arts programs.

Mr. Gellert also serves as an adjunct professor/off campus supervisor for music education students in Nassau and Suffolk.

He serves as the managing editor of the New York State School Music Association’s School Music News publication, a position he has held for more than 30 years. He has been an officer on the organization’s executive council since 1994 and has been an advisor to 15 NYSSMA presidents.

Course Offerings and Listings

Huntington HS

Fine Arts Scope and Sequence

Year by Year course offerings (Red Check is new course offering)

Freshman year

Courses

  • Choose 1 Course from Below
  • Ceramics & Sculpture I
  • Computer Graphics
  • Creative Crafts
  • Creative Video I
  • Drawing & Painting
  • Intro. to Photography
  • Media Art
  • Studio in Art
  • Fashion Design & Illustration I
  • Video Broadcasting I
Required 1 Credit
Sophomore year

Courses

  • Choose 1 Course from Below
  • Advanced Computer Graphics
  • Advanced Drawing and Painting
  • Ceramics & Sculpture I
  • Ceramics & Sculpture II
  • Computer Graphics
  • Creative Crafts
  • Creative Video I
  • Creative Video II
  • Drawing & Painting
  • Intro. to Photography
  • Media Art
  • Studio in Art
  • Fashion Design & Illustration I
  • Fashion Design & Illustration II
  • Video Broadcasting I
  • Video Broadcasting II
Junior year

Courses

  • Choose 1 Course from Below
  • Advanced Computer Graphics
  • Advanced Drawing and Painting
  • 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
  • Creative Video III
  • Drawing & Painting
  • Intro. to Photography
  • Media Art
  • Portfolio Development
  • Studio in Art
  • Fashion Design & Illustration I
  • Fashion Design & Illustration II
  • Fashion Design & Illustration III
  • Video Broadcasting I
  • Video Broadcasting II
Senior year

Courses

  • Choose 1 Course from Below
  • Advanced Computer Graphics
  • Advanced Drawing and Painting
  • Advanced Photography
  • Advanced Video Production III
  • Advanced Video 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
  • Creative Video III
  • Drawing & Painting
  • Intro. to Photography
  • Media Art
  • Portfolio Development
  • Studio in Art
  • Fashion Design & Illustration I
  • Fashion Design & Illustration II
  • Fashion Design & Illustration III
  • Video Broadcasting I
  • Video Broadcasting II
Note: To fulfill the graduation requirement of one credit in Art, students may take Creative Crafts, Media Art, or Studio in Art.

Huntington High School strives to provide an expansive array of Art course offerings. 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 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.

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 handcrafted 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 This entry level course will explore some of the most innovative and exciting modern art movements through the use of digital media. Students will be introduced to the basics of animation, and programs including Photoshop and Illustrator. This course is a great foundation for any student looking to continue their exposure in Computer Graphics, Photography or Video. 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. The modern world around us is intensely visual. Young women and men are invited to join the digital arts revolution that is so much a part of what we enjoy and use on a daily basis. This entry level course is a gentle introduction on how to paint, illustrate and assemble a wide range of imagery using Photoshop and Illustrator. Students will learn how to create paintings, toys, 3-D interiors, typography, characters, animated GIFs and much more. This is the ultimate foundation class that could potentially lead to an exciting and fulfilling career as a digital creative artist. Successful course completion enables students to move onto Advanced Computer Graphics.

DRAWING AND PAINTING - 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: None for grades 10-12. Ninth grade students music 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 intended for students who want to develop their technical skills as an artist. Drawing and Painting explores the application, practice and manipulation of dry and wet media for methods of drawing, painting and printmaking. Mediums used include charcoal, ink, printmaking, colored pencils, watercolor and acrylic. Students will gain techniques and skills in seeing and drawing realistically and expressively. All modes of expression from realism to abstraction will be explored as each student searches for a personal creative style.

INTRODUCTION TO PHOTOGRAPHY - Course #632 (1 Year - 1 Credit) 5 periods weekly Offered to grades: 9, 10, 11, 12 Prerequisite: None for grades 10-12. Ninth grade students music have taken Studio in Art in grade 8, or be simultaneously registered for an Art or Music course that fulfills this graduation requirement. Photography is an exciting course where students learn about black and white photography. Students will learn a skill which will last the rest of their life and bring enormous pleasure and self-satisfaction. Students will learn how to shoot and create well-balanced, well-composed photographs. Students will learn about photographic equipment, develop their own black and white negatives and prints, and analyze their own work as well as the work of others. During the second semester, more time is spent in the darkroom. As their skills develop, students will have the opportunity to make larger prints, use contrast filters, and refine their printing techniques. Students will learn about portraiture, photojournalism, and produce portfolio-level matted prints.

CREATIVE VIDEO I - Course #634 (1 Year - 1 Credit) 5 periods weekly Offered to grades: 9, 10, 11, 12 Recommended for interested students. 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. Lights, Camera, Action! This class will teach students everything they need to know to make their 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.

VIDEO BROADCASTING I – Course #637 (1 Year – 1 Credit) 5 periods weekly Offered to grades: 9, 10, 11, 12 Video Broadcasting is a course where students will write, film, and produce news stories highlighting events on campus, around the district and in our community. In this course, students will learn how to produce live broadcasts as they rotate through various positions in and around the control room and studio. Students will research topics, write scripts and screenplays, and direct, produce and film projects. Students will use Premiere video broadcasting editing software. Students will gain hands-on, real-life experiences serving as a floor manager, camera operator, news anchor, shader, graphics operator, sound engineer, teleprompter operator and video switcher as they produce the HHS News Channel, which will be regularly broadcasted.

FASHION DESIGN AND ILLUSTRATION I - Course #624 (1 Year – 1 Credit) 5 periods weekly Offered to grades: 9, 10, 11, and 12 Prerequisite: None for grades 10-12. Ninth grade students music have taken Studio in Art in grade 8, or be simultaneously registered for an Art or Music course that fulfills this graduation requirement. 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.

ADVANCED COMPUTER GRAPHICS - Course #613 (1 Year - 1 Credit) 5 periods weekly Offered to grades: 10, 11, 12 Prerequisite: Computer Graphics This course takes digital painting, illustration and imagery to the next level. Students will explore important content and themes, and create imagery that is important and relevant to them which can be viewed and used in the real world. Students will also be exposed to a wide range of professional artists that challenge generic and traditional forms of art, expression and creativity. The goal of the course is for student artists to be able to independently develop and produce a body of work that best represents their personal style and artistic voice in a sophisticated and professional manner. Students will be invited to exhibit, publish and/or compete in several high profile and respected events with qualifying artwork.

ADVANCED DRAWING AND PAINTING - Course #627 (1 Year - 1 Credit) 5 periods weekly Offered to grades: 10, 11, 12 Prerequisite: Drawing and Painting or portfolio submitted to the teacher for approval Students will continue to experiment with various mediums including watercolor, ink, charcoal, acrylics, watermixable oils, and printmaking. Drawing and painting issues such as mark-making, light and shade, composition and illusion of depth will be explored in class. Students will learn to communicate visual ideas and problem-solve through the use of a sketchbook to document their artistic process along with creating finished work for their portfolio.

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.

ADVANCED PHOTOGRAPHY - Course #633 (1 Year - 1 Credit) 5 periods weekly Offered to grades: 11, 12 Prerequisite: Introduction to Photography In this course, students will expand upon the skills learned in Introduction to Photography. The emphasis will be on producing exhibition quality digital images based upon self-motivated projects. Students will learn how to edit their images using Adobe Photoshop, study the work of several other photographers, learn studio techniques and visit photo galleries.

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, they will be submitting to competitions and festivals to vie for recognition and reward. Students can also compete in the National 10 Day Film Challenge and have their films shown on the big screen at the annual Huntington High School Film Festival.

FASHION DESIGN AND ILLUSTRATION II - Course #625 (1 Year – 1 Credit) 5 periods weekly Prerequisite: Fashion Design and Illustration I. This course will expand and develop the knowledge and skills gained from Fashion Design and 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.

VIDEO BROADCASTING II – Course # 638 (1 Year – 1 Credit) 5 periods weekly Offered to grades: 10, 11, 12 Prerequisite: Video Broadcasting I This course will expand on knowledge and skills gained from Video Broadcasting I. Students will use their previous knowledge and experience regarding various positions in and around the control room and studio. Students will research topics, write scripts and screenplays, direct, produce, and film for weekly broadcasting episodes of the Blue Devil Broadcast. Hands-on, real-life experiences using industry level equipment such as premiere pro and tricaster technology will be used as students continue to gain knowledge of the broadcasting industry.

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. Prerequisite: Ceramics and Sculpture I & II In this course, students will be working on major pieces of art while developing their own individual style in their favorite three-dimensional medium. Students will learn advance working techniques geared to their individual level of skill and take pride in the work created.

ADVANCED VlDEO PRODUCTION III - Course #636/636-C (1 Year - 1 Credit) 5 periods weekly Prerequisite: 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, students 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. Course 636-C is an option for students to receive college credit. Students should speak with guidance and class teacher.

FASHION DESIGN AND ILLUSTRATION III - Course #626 (1 Year – 1 Credit) 5 periods weekly Prerequisite: Fashion Design and 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.

ADVANCED PLACEMENT (AP) DRAWING - Course #629 (1 Year - 1 Credit) 5 periods weekly Offered to grade: 12 (Grade 11 students must have department approval) Prerequisite: Advanced Drawing and Painting or portfolio submitted to the teacher for approval AP Drawing addresses a broad interpretation of drawing issues and media. Light and shade, mark-making, line quality, rendering of form, composition, surface manipulation, and illusion of depth are drawing issues that students address through a variety of means, which could include painting, printmaking, mixed media, etc. Students will create a sustained investigation of 15 works of art which includes the use of a sketchbook to document their artistic journey. AP Drawing students submit a portfolio with minimum of 15 pieces to be evaluated as their exam. These 15 images will be uploaded to the College Board along with a written analysis their artistic process. Students also must send 5 physical works of art (which will be returned to the student) to the AP board for review.

ADVANCED PLACEMENT (AP) 2-D ART AND DESIGN - Course #628 (1 Year - 1 Credit) 5 periods weekly Offered to grade: 12 (Grade 11 students must have department approval) Prerequisite: Advanced Computer Graphics or Advanced Photography, a portfolio of twelve pieces of art and department approval. AP weighted course. The AP Studio Art 2-D Portfolio course is designed for highly motivated students who are interested in creating college-level artwork. Students can select photography or digital art as their primary focus, but note that the AP Studio Art 2-D Portfolio falls under one category and is not divided into two separate entities. This course demands time, diligence, commitment and focus. For the AP Studio Art 2-D exam, students will submit a minimum of 15 pieces generated with a sustained investigation and process of discovery, and will write about their work and analyze the process. All students will also submit a tangle portfolio of their 5 best images from their sustained investigation to the AP board for review. Students will need to complete the prerequisite courses for their area of study and have maintained a minimum grade of 90 in those courses.

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 ski lls while exploring new mediums, ideas, and interpretations. College and career paths in art will be a component of Portfolio.

Our Art 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) Art 7 is a half year, required course that meets every day. 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 and crafts.

STUDIO IN ART - GRADE 8 (40 Weeks) This full year high school 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 a 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, and evaluation of student work. Parents of students qualifying by grade point average will receive application information by mail.

The final grade earned will be recorded on the student’s high school transcript and computed in the high school grade point average. Students who do not wish to have their grade entered this way must drop the course before the midpoint of the year. These students who successfully pass Studio in Art will be allowed to enroll in any art class at the high school.

Fine and Visual Arts Videos and Galleries

SCALA Show

Award winning video from this year's SCALA Show.

Fine Art Galleries and Slideshows

2022-23 School Events

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Huntington Art Night

May 16 2023

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Huntington Art Night

May 16 2023

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Huntington Art Night

March 10 2023

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The Portrait Project

February 10 2023

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Fine Arts Department Honors

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