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Staff Member(s)

Lisa Banker


The Art magnet class is an environment that challenges students to become creative problem solvers, express ideas and explore and discover a wide range of art styles, materials, and techniques. Our amazing art studio is equipped with drafting tables that enable students to work on their art in a professional setting.

The Visual Arts program offers students comprehensive art experiences with detailed exploration in painting, drawing, printmaking, collage, graphic design, and crafts. Students view, analyze, and discuss works of art. The program is in line with the Blueprint for Visual Arts and students work towards building a high- quality portfolio for High School Entrance exams.

Student-artists exhibit their work both within the school as well as throughout the community. 

Grade 6 Topics

Sixth grade students learn art terms and vocabulary. They practice planning and organizing their artwork. Students learn about the elements and principles of art and how to use them. They will begin to think creatively.  The students will be introduced to a variety of tools, techniques and Artists.

Grade 7 Topics

Seventh grade students engage in the creative process and problem-solving skills. They are exposed to many new Artists and Art Movements. They work on advancing their skills and techniques. Seventh grade students will work with a greater variety of materials. They will begin to develop their portfolios.

Grade 8 Topics

Eighth grade students will work towards creating a strong body of work for their portfolios. Students will begin to find their own artistic voice, taking greater risks in their art. Students will work on combining knowledge, skills and creative self-expression to create polished and complete works of art.

Partnerships or Shows

Puppetry In Practice partnership.

Student exhibits:

Family Art Night, Arts Showcase, P.S.Art at the Metropolitan Museum, Brooklyn Borough Arts Festival at the Brooklyn Children’s Museum, Legislative Exhibit in Albany NY.