Phone: 914-295-5800

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Degrees and Certifications:

Ms. Christine Kiesler

Ms. Kiesler teaches

• Studio Art -- both levels depending upon the year.

• Digital Photography,

• Ceramics and Sculpture,

• Creative Crafts -- both levels,

• and Adaptive Art. 

STUDENTS: Please refer to Google Classroom  https://classroom.google.com/ for assignments, announcements, resources, etc.

  • Studio Art 1A 

    Fulfills ½ credit of the art/music requirement / 9-12

    This introductory class teaches you to produce works of art in several media. You may paint a portrait painting; honor your favorite place in color, create a crazy face in clay, learn to draw the world in the third dimension using linear perspective; include meaning in your artwork; illustrate a dream; learn how to draw what you see.

    Studio Art 1B

    Fulfills ½ credit of the art/music requirement / 9-12

    This course is the second half of Studio Art 1A. Projects will be different from Studio Art 1, and will further your knowledge.

    Creative Crafts 1A

    Fulfills ½ credit of the art/music requirement / 9-12

    You will explore the creative possibilities of various materials with an emphasis given to good design and quality craftsmanship. You may make a ceramic gratitude jar; weave using unusual materials; paint a still life that focuses on pattern; sew a sock monster; paint a landscape with crayons; make wire jewelry that moves; design a collage using typography; draw a self portrait that shows what the world sees, but hides who you really are; knit a square for a blanket for a person who is ill; or make a basket out of rope and yarn.

    Creative Crafts 1B

    Fulfills ½ credit of the art/music requirement / 9-12

    This course is the second half of Creative Crafts 1A. Projects will be different from Creative Crafts 1, and will further your knowledge.

    Digital Photography

    ½ credit elective/ 10-12

    You will learn how to use the camera, including aperture and depth of field. You will explore how to take better pictures through lighting and composition. Learn how to edit your best photos, and manipulate them in Photoshop. You do not have to have a digital camera with aperture priority, shutter priority, and exposure compensation, you can borrow the school’s few cameras. You can also choose to use your phone.

    Ceramics and Sculpture

    ½ credit elective / 10-12

    You will learn three hand building techniques to work with clay – pinch pots, coils, and slabs – used for pottery and sculpture. You’ll polish skills and develop a personal style while producing both utilitarian pieces (such as bowls, teapots, and mugs) and nonfunctional, sculptural forms. Decoration and glazing are also included. Sculptural projects will explore various media such as papier mache, paper pulp, plaster, wire, cardboard, and found objects.