Ms. Christine Kiesler

Phone: 914-295-5800

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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 ½ credit / 9-12 This foundation course seeks to develop the basic skills necessary for an appreciation of the visual arts. Assigned projects will be designed to familiarize the student with the various possibilities of self expression. The visual arts will be explored through four disciplines: Art Production, Art Criticism, Art History and Aesthetics (Art Appreciation and Philosophy). The student will gain knowledge essential to producing works of art in several media. This course can be used to fulfill ½ credit of the art/music requirement. This course is the introductory course for students taking art for the first time.

    Studio Art 1B ½ credit / 9-12 This course is the second half of Studio in Art 1A. (See Studio in Art 1A for course description.) Prerequisite: Studio in Art 1A or Creative Crafts 1A. This course can be used to fulfill ½ credit of the art/music requirement. Creative Crafts 1A ½ credit / 9-12 This course is designed for students who are interested in exploring the design possibilities in various materials with the emphasis given to good design and quality craftsmanship. They will learn about the techniques of the craft, the history, and the safety factors. Students will develop the ability to execute designs by using appropriate tools, materials and techniques for the craft. This studio class includes but is not limited to batik, jewelry-making, accessory design, paper-making, weaving, soft sculpture and textile design. Students will complete the construction of a service project. This course can be used to fulfill ½ credit of the art/music requirement. Creative Crafts 1B ½ credit / 9-12 This course is the second half of Creative Crafts. (See Creative Crafts I for course description.) Prerequisite: Creative Crafts I. This course can be used to fulfill ½ credit of the art/music requirement.

    Creative Crafts 1A ½ credit / 9-12 This course is designed for students who are interested in exploring the design possibilities in various materials with the emphasis given to good design and quality craftsmanship. They will learn about the techniques of the craft, the history, and the safety factors. Students will develop the ability to execute designs by using appropriate tools, materials and techniques for the craft. This studio class includes but is not limited to batik, jewelry-making, accessory design, paper-making, weaving, soft sculpture and textile design. Students will complete the construction of a service project. This course can be used to fulfill ½ credit of the art/music requirement. 

    Creative Crafts 1B ½ credit / 9-12 This course is the second half of Creative Crafts. (See Creative Crafts I for course description.) Prerequisite: Creative Crafts I. This course can be used to fulfill ½ credit of the art/music requirement. D

    Digital Photography ½ credit / 10-12 This course emphasizes photography as an art form. You will learn to use the camera as well as the computer program Photoshop. This fast-paced course requires students to shoot a different assignment each week. Students must provide their own digital (non-film) camera.

    Ceramics and Sculpture ½ credit / 10-12 This course will cover hand-building and wheel-throwing techniques used for pottery and sculpture. Coil, pinch, and slab rolling hand-building methods as well as throwing will be explored with emphasis on composition, form, texture, structure, function and historical development. Students will polish skills and develop a personal style while producing both utilitarian pieces (such as bowls, teapots, mugs) and nonfunctional, sculptural forms. Decoration and glazing are also included. Sculptural projects will explore various media such as paper fiber, plaster, and found objects. Students will learn both the additive and subtractive sculptural techniques, including carving, modeling, and casting.