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Art Program

Visual arts programming at the Institute strengthens our student's independence and provides the perfect opportunity for our kinesthetic and tactile learners to develop critical skills, including:


  • Problem-solving
  • Planning
  • Relationship Building
  • Communication
  • Adaptability 
  • Imagination
  • Creative thinking
  • Confidence

Providing a larger context for how art relates to society and humanity, art history lessons incorporate aspects of anthropology, sociology, and history and dive into how art reflects activities in our daily lives. Past featured artists include:


  • Andy Warhol
  • Frida Kahlo
  • Georgia O'Keefe
  • Henri Matisse
  • Jackson Pollack
Pollock-Krasner House Studio Tour: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YeMYbofWCLA
  • Pablo Picasso
  • Piet Mondrian
  • Vincent Van Gogh
  • Wassily Wassilyevich Kandinsky

Led by our K-12 art teacher Soula Finelli, programming provided during our 10-month academic year aligns with the NYS Common Core Curriculum and currently includes:


  • Painting
  • Sculpture
  • Ceramics/Pottery 
  • Jewelry
  • Textiles and Fabrics
  • Crafts/Visual Arts
Experiencing Van Gogh and Kandinsky
To view photos of student's work exploring Van Gogh and Kandinsky, follow this link: https://www.nyise.org/apps/albums/school/0/299363/0?uREC_ID=0&backTitle=&backLink=
Africa: Art and Culture through Mask Making