Visual Arts

Welcome to the Queens Technical High School Visual Arts Department!

Ms. Miaoulis and Ms. Volpe, Teachers

Mr. Garcia, Assistant Principal

 

Recent Units

  • 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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