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Lauren Gemmill

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(518) 377-4666 x50703 

art graduation requirements & Learning standards

New York State requires all students to successfully achieve one credit of art or music for graduation. Please note the Studio in Art course is the prerequisite to all other high school art courses. An introductory foundation course, Studio in Art is designed to address the New York State Standards for Art Education at the commencement level while providing an overview of the major areas of concentration in visual and fine art. The standards are:

  • Standard 1 - Students will actively engage in the processes that constitute creation and performance in the arts.
  • Standard 2 - Students will be knowledgeable about and make use of the materials and resources available for participation in the arts in various roles.
  • Standard 3 - Students will respond critically to a variety of works in the arts, connecting the individual work to other works and to other aspects of human endeavor and thought.
  • Standard 4 - Students will develop an understanding of the personal and cultural forces that shape artistic communication and how the arts in turn shape the diverse cultures of past and present society.