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"My contribution to the world is my ability to draw.

I will draw as much as I can for as many people as I can for as  long as I can.
Drawing is still basically the same as it has been since prehistoric times.
It brings together man and the world. It lives through magic".
                                                                                                                                                  - KEITH HARING -

art news  
National Art Honor Society Goes Global 
This year the National Art Honor Society created portraits for orphaned children in Ghana through the
"Memory Project". Congratulations to all the the students that participated in this humanitarian act. 
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All of the members of the National Art Honor Society and the new inductees and another success year created artwork and the memory project,

 Mia Kuna, Chirstina Soloman and China Lee
for having their artwork recognized by the Floral Park Women's League in the areas of Illustration and photography, receiving 1st place honors as well as two honorable mentions. 
Mia Kuna  mia una
Mia Kuna 

Vincenzo Orologio and Ana Ochoa from Mr. Lundergan’s Advanced Placement Drawing class had their remarkable artworks exhibited at the Go APE Art Show.
Ana Ochoa  Vincenzo Orologio
Ana Ochoa                                 Vincenzo Orologio 


SHS Digital Fabrication Studio

Over the past year Sewanhaka High School teachers, Mr. Jack Chen and Mr. Louie Aragon have been developing a digital fabrication studio, with the hope of giving Sewanhaka students the opportunity to gain real world experiences. The digital fabrication studio is equipped with a CNC machine and two 3D Printers and will allow students the chance to apply art and design principles though the use of technology to develop three dimension objects. Mr. Chen and Mr. Aragon are attempting to bridge the gap between art and engineering, which is part of a new educational movement called STEM to STEAM. Because, we all know the value of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, educators are now pushing the integration of the arts in order to foster creative and innovative ways of problem solving.

Mr. Aragon and Mr. Chen based this collaborative effort around the STEAM initiative with the Sewanhaka 3-D Design and Fabrication Clubs. Two students, Anthony Villareal and Brandon Sebastian, worked side by side with the two teachers to design projects through the use of Adobe Illustrator, then adapted it to the CNC milling software to be craved out. The two students assisted in setting up the tool paths, calibrating the speeds, mounting the wood to the CNC machine, importing design files and assembly. During the process the students developed an understanding and knowledge of materials, how they would react and the milling process.

 The students’ artwork will be permanently displayed in the main lobby of the school. Sewanhaka High School is extremely proud of the collaborative efforts between our Art and CTE programs, along with their club members and is excited to see what they will develop next.

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Left to right; Mr. Aragon,  Anthony Villareal, Brandon Sebastian, Mr. Chen and Mr.Lundergan

Rebecca Solorio, Manpreet Kaur, Andrew Flores, and Samuel Peters
on becoming finalist in the “Best of College Photography” held by PhotoForum Magazine.

This year Sewanhaka High School students Rebecca Solorio, 11th grader, Manpreet Kaur, 12th grader Andrew Flores, 12th grader, and Samuel Peters, 12th grader, became finalist in the “Best of College Photography”. All four students have been valued members of the Sewanhaka Art Department for the past few years. This is Manpreets second time being published in the Photo Forum’s “Best of College Photography” book and a well-deserved honor.

andrew flores manpreet kaur  sm peters
Andrew Flores                            Manpreet Kaur                                    Sam Peters 
rebecca solorio
 Rebecca Solorio

Megha Oberoi
For being chosen to be Sewanhaka High Schools  
Solo Artist of the Month.
 megha megha                                                    megha megha

Ana Ochoa and Vincenzo Orologio
for having their work exhibited at the Advanced Visions show hosted by L.I.U
ana ochoa  vincenzo orologio
Ana Ochoa                               Vincenzo Orologio 

Anthony Villareal and Natasha Santana

Over the past six years Adelphi University had created partnerships with local high school art programs by extending unique art program opportunities to high school students. Sewanhaka High School’s Art Department has taken this opportunity to send a number art students to their campus to experience life-drawing classes. This past year student Anthony Villareal, a senior and Natasha, a junior at Sewanhaka High School, jumped at the chance to enroll in the course. He spent ten weekends at the university learning various life drawing techniques taught to them by college level professors. Anthony and Natasha had his work exhibited during the closing reception, Tuesday December 16th at Adelphi University’s Art Gallery.

life drawing  life drawing
Anthony Villareal                                                Natasha Santana 

Anthony Villareal
for participating in the first ever ShopBot ornament competition. Anthony and Mr. Aragon were
recognized for their design in an article by the ShopBot Company. 

 Michael Rosario, Jonelle Jolibois, Laura Fragomeni, 
Ashley Dann and Joshua Kessler
for being chosen to represent Sewanhaka High School's Art program at Gallery@77 located in the central office.
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dann kessler  
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