Visual Arts

Welcome to the Queens Technical High School Visual Arts Department!

Ms. Miaoulis and Ms. Volpe, Teachers

Mr. Garcia, Assistant Principal

 

Recent Units

  • 2020-2021 Queens Borough Arts Festival

    Congratulations to 10th graders Sara Barrientos, Noe Carrasco, Genesis Lazo and Seniors Candice Greaves, Naidelyn Hernandez, Jennifer Popovici, Lizbeth Ramirez. Their artwork from 20-21 has been selected to be exhibited in the 2021 New York City Department of Education Queens Borough Arts Festival. Student artwork will be displayed in a virtual gallery accessible online, opening in June 2021. Their hard work paid off and they represent the amazing artistic talent of Queens Tech! #QTArtists #Artclass
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  • Kusama Whimsical Drawing Project

    Students learned a new techniques which is more automatic. Only given less than a minute and holding down their marker (no erasing), they

    created spontaneous, whimsical line fluency and added pop color as we learned about one of the world's most notorious female artists hailing from

    Japan Yayoi Kusama. Students featured include: Joselyn Aquayza, Rachel Naspud, Sara Barrientos, Joanne Farmor, Evelyn Tacalero and Nicole Fuentes Rodriguez, Marco Vallerugo

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  • Visiting Yayoi Kusama Botanical Gardens

    Students staying covid safe and enjoying NY arts events happening now.
    Students Jose Espinoza, Kevin Camas, Kevin and Melanie Zhagui and Valeria Vacacela
    earned extra credit in art class by
    visiting the Yayoi Kusama Garden Show at The Bronx Botanical Gardens.
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  • Portraiture Work for Black History and Women's History Month

    Beginning with Black History Month and moving into Women’s History Month, students in Ms. Volpe's Creative Art Class learned the techniques of proportions, dimensions and shading for realism with colored pencils. As a class, We spent time learning about famous Black portrait artists like Kadir Nelson and Amy Sherald, and their accomplishments. Sherald is the first black Woman to be featured in the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C. There was a lot of research and refinement and showcased here. are exemplary student work from a mix of classes :
    Candice Greaves, Genesis Lazo, Sara Barrientos, Jocelyn Chasi, Joanne Farmor, Kevin Palaguachi, Cristian Tenesaca, Bryant Navarrete, Brayan Lema Pallazhco,  Christopher Paredes ,  Marco Vallerugo, Rosaisela Alonso Vargas , Milagros Gomez Cruz, Gina Peralta Cardena and Arlin Ramos Chango.
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  • Arts Connection Awards

    Students Ann Sim (11th grade )and Stephanie Vidals (12thh grade) won $100 as part of Arts Connection Citywide Call to Art Showcase titled Flourish. The work will be framed and displayed at

    Centerview Partners, an investment banking firm , in Midtown Manhattan for a year. Both projects were completed in Created Art Class between Spring 2019 and Spring 2020.

    Projects: Portraiture and Picasso-Inspired. 

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  • Travel Art Unit

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    Even though we can not travel right now in person, we can dream in our art. Students researched varied cities and learned the technique of 3D angles to make structures look realistic, overlapping of elements and applying color variations to make a real travel poster. Here is a great group of highly executed posters by: Christopar Diaz, Sara Barrientos, Jose Espinoza, Alexis Tenesaca, Naidelyn Hernandez, Jaedrtiz Agustin and Henry Ponciano Garcia
     
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  • RON ENGLISH X reinterpretation of A Famous Character

    After learning about the infamous Street Artist turned Gallery Artist turned toy maker Ron English, Students re-invented a famous character so they became a new character. Think Alter-Ego with a twist!! There were 6 winners because it was so hard to choose. Students not only re-interpreted the character but had to learn shading techniques with colored pencil. Students showcased are: Henry Ponciano Garcia, Sara Barrientos, Jocelyn Chasi, Joanne Famor, Alex Tenesaca and Sherlyn Bernal. Each student will receive a special gift pack at home included with some Ron English Stickers. All work created in Ms. Volpe's Creative Art Class. @RonEnglish
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  • RON ENGLISH X reinterpretation of A Famous Character

    After learning about the infamous Street Artist turned Gallery Artist turned toy maker Ron English, Students re-invented a famous character so they became a new character. Think Alter-Ego with a twist!! There were 6 winners because it was so hard to choose. Students not only re-interpreted the character but had to learn shading techniques with colored pencil. Some of the Students showcased are: Henry Ponciano Garcia, Sara Barrientos, Jocelyn Chasi, Joanne Famor, Alex Tenesaca and Sherlyn Bernal. Each student will receive a special gift pack at home included with some Ron English Stickers. All work created in Ms. Volpe's Creative Art Class. @RonEnglish
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  • POSTERS FOR THE FUTURE (2021) INSPIRED BY OBEY GIANT

    Students learned about Shepard Fairey/Obey Giant and created posters that would inspire others for the future. Topics discussed were science, nature, equality and freedom.

     Students learned about Shepard Fairey a.k.a. ObeyGiant and how his posters inspire many people and he is the first street artist to be showcased in The National Gallery in Washington, D.C.
    He was invited to meet Barack Obama and attended the festivies in Washington, D.C in 2008.
    Students highlighted here are : Eric Flores, Sara Barrientos, Gina Peralta Cardena, Tamara Bueno and Alexis Tenesaca.
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  • INVADER WAS HERE ART CONTEST

    Students put on masks and took their pixel artwork inspired by the real French Urban Artist Invader out into the real world. Artwork is comprised of exact squares with varied colors to make pixel inspired artwork. Students chose their own topic. The winner of the contest was Rachel Naspud. She took her invader art and hit up Times Square.
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