Visual Arts

Welcome to the Queens Technical High School Visual Arts Department!

Ms. Miaoulis and Ms. Volpe, Teachers

Ms. Ramdeo, Assistant Principal

 

Recent Units

  • POP ART UNIT

    Students learned about two of the most famous leading Pop Artists Andy Warhol and Roy Litchenstein. Thank created a pop art inspired piece of their own using the style guide of that movement. Included are exemplary works by students.

    Some themes include: brands, logos, words. comics, icons

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  • ART CLUB MURAL PROJECT

    Students are volunteering this year to improve the school by helping paint panels on the 3rd Floor.

    We will be posting out work as we add to it on a regular basis. 

    Wednesday 3:30 - 5:00 and Saturdays 11:00 - 1:00 

    Theme from African to Asia: Animals of the World

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  • Basquiat Inspired Expressive Animals

    Students learned about Jean-Michel Basquiat and his life, art and how expressive he was with his style. They then

    created animals using the techniques of distortion, blending with oil pastel to create lively works.

    Featured here are a array of animals from varied periods and grades Fall 2021.

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  • KAWS ABSTRACTION PROJECT

    Students learned about Brian Donnelly a.k.a. KAWS> KAWS began as a graffiti artists, turned toymaker and built his empire to clothing and accessories of wearable art. He also paints and has shows in galleries worldwide. Some of his licenses  include SUPREME, UNIQLO and The Simpson. He is the first artist to have his work in the Macy's Day Parade leading the way for other fine artists to have a balloon made in their style of art. Included are works from students that highly executed the concept of abstracting a form of American Pop Culture into art. They drew something like a character or pop culture product cut it up arranged and re drew to create something unique and colorful.

    Students featured include: Christian Atemis, Alejandro Acevedo, Hugo Aspiroz, Kimberly Gonzelez, Milagros Cruz, Genesis Lazo, Sara Barrientos and Gina Peralta Cardena

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  • Tribute to Van Gogh (Art Club)

    Students have been meeting via Google since March to discuss and create art together : one project we dedicated to was a tribute to Vincent Van Gogh. The special Show The Immersive Van Gogh  opened in NYC in June and we wanted to pay tribute to this legendary artist.

    Artists are Kelly Lin,  Sara Barrientios,, Milagros Cruz Gomez, Kelvin Dutan, Myckie Weng, Stephanie Peralta, Lindsy Ruiz, Carolina Delrio Rodrgue, Christopher Vargas, 

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  • 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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  • Keith Haring- Inspired Art

    Haring, a well-known  artist of the 80s took on many social issues

    such as LGBTQ rights, Safe Sex, Mental Health, Oppression

    among many others inflicted upon society. 

    Students  chose an issue and aimed to show humans in action

    to change a serious issue. Issues of today such as 

    COVID-19, recycling, planet earth, mental health and 

    more.

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  • Animals inspired by Jean-Michel Basquiat

    Students learned about this famous 80s artists whose whimsical animals are now adorning the clothes or Coach, Uniqlo and Supreme.

    Students created animals in an expressive style similar to Jean-Michel Basquiat and then

    added Jean-Michel’s famous crown to pay tribute to

    him, but yet showing their own innate expressions.

     

     

     

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  • Jean-Michel Basquiat Unit

    Students learned about the highest selling American 

    Artist at auction. Born in Brooklyn, moved to the artsy Lower East Side. Basquiat turned the artwork upside down : students learned about many topics surrounding this legend. The time and place of his art ride to fame, racial I equality in the art world and his legendary status. Showcased are essays by students that took an in depth view of JMB.

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  • Graffiti unit inspired By Crash One

    Students learned about NYC legend Crash one. They learned 3D lettering, overlapping a d applying complimentary colors.

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