Cadet Creativity (6/13)

Our cadets wrapped up the year in Studio Art creating installation projects that were designed for an area inside our buildings…

1. Cadets Montes and Vas created this mural to represent NYMA.

2. Cadets Isaacs and Antoine created this basketball hoop out of plastic, cardboard, tape, wire, and paint.

3. Cadets Zhao, Zhou, and Yang created this musical mural.

4. Cadets McKenzie and Urso created this astronaut helmet.

5. Cadet Pauletta’s printmaking peace banner.

6. Cadet Elhouti’s NYC mobile is made from CD’s.

7. Cadets Graham and Walker created this jellyfish mural.

8. Cadet Yang created this large painting that is displayed in the main office.


Cadet Creativity (5/12)

1. Cadet Montes created this polymer clay sandwich shaped like the state of Oregon for his Body project.

2. Cadet DelUniversita created this linoleum block print of a bald eagle using three separate pieces for his Extinction project.

3. Cadets McKenzie and Urso are creating an astronaut’s helmet with a galaxy for their final project.

4. Cadets Lhermite and Kruk are working on a mural of Frida Kahlo. Beside them are Cadets Graham and Walker who are working on a jellyfish.

5. Cadets Zelenger and Sun created Spongebob and Patrick linoleum block stamps for their Childhood Printmaking project.

6. Cadet DelUniversita poses with Mr. Mavrikis. He is creating Medieval weapons out of cardboard and leather for the History Room.



Cadet Creativity (5/5)

1. Cadet Elhouti created this distressed treasure map for her Extinction project. She dyed the paper with tea to make it look aged.

2. Cadet Sun created this oil painting.

3. Cadets Zhou, Zhao, and Yang are currently working on a mural in the art/music hallway for their final project.

4. Cadet Isaacs created this wood-burned and lightly painted honey bee for his Conservation project.

5. Another cadet focused on honey bees as well. Cadet Lhermite just joined our art class and created this elaborate Altoid tin with polymer clay and pages of a book.

6. Cadet Kruk created this geometric/cubist cloud out of cardboard and fabric fill.

7. Cadet Yang attended the Congressional Art Reception and received a certificate for her participation in the Congressional Art Competition. She was also able to meet Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney. It was a lovely event!

8. Cadets Dong and DelUniversita created cardboard weapons and used them to battle one another for this photo taken by Cadet Parker.


Vote for Serena!

You’ve been seeing a lot of beautiful artwork by Serena Yang showcased in Ms. Simon’s art section of our newsletter and on the website. One of her pieces entitled Violetta was entered in the 2018 Congressional Art Competition through the office of Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney.

There will be one winner selected per medium entered as well as a Facebook fan favorite. We would love for our NYMA community to show support for our talented cadet by liking her entry. You truly can’t help but like it!  She and Ms. Simon were invited to the awards ceremony on May 3rd where the winner will be announced.

Her work is pictured below and here is the link…please vote and share with your friends!

Cadet Creativity (4/21)

1. Cadet Serena Yang for worked diligently on this piece that she submitted to the Congressional Art Competition. The winner’s artwork will be hung in Washington D.C. for an entire year alongside winners from other districts. Cadet Yang created this stunning watercolor that will be judged by Hudson Valley artists and the public. We ask that you take a moment to vote for Serena’s work from April 23-30 on Representative Sean Patrick Maloney’s Official Facebook page at Spread the word!

2. Cadet McKenzie created a linoleum block print for our Conservation/Extinction theme. His first print was pulled and turned out beautifully!

3. Cadet Zhao worked with our 3D printer and software to create pieces for his project.

4. Cadet Yang is working on a watercolor for Conservation.

5. Cadet Zhou finished her bouquet of polymer clay flowers.

6a. Cadet Farzan embroidered a lion for his Conservation project.

6b. Cadet Parker finished up a pixelated jellyfish out of yarn on plastic chicken wire for his textile project.


Cadet Creativity (4/14)

1. Cadet Ricks created a linoleum block print inspired by superheroes.

2. Cadet Isaacs finished up his ceramics project by creating a polymer clay apple which he painted with acrylic paint. Cadet Isaacs used a real apple to create realistic bite marks.

3. Cadet Graham created a Dahlia using our wood-burning pen and watercolors.




Cadet Creativity (4/7)

1. Matthew Montes created a plaster cast by applying gauze to his face and filling the cavity with plaster. After it dried, Cadet Montes painted it gold with a red drip.

2. Gal Svartz meticulously works on his extinction/conservation themed art project by experimenting with the wood-burning pen.

3. Charlie Dong finished his paper mache cargo plane for his sculpture project and hung it up in the main lobby of the Academic Building.


Cadet Creativity

The cadets have been busy in their various art classes and we think you’ll agree…the results are outstanding!

1. Our cadets in Studio Art worked with clay to create pieces that represented “Body”. Ethan Hassane created a pond within an Altoid tin using polymer clay and resin. Serena Yang created an anatomical model of a head out of air-dry clay and acrylic paint. Robin Zhou created a model of the Japanese character, Totoro, using air-dry clay and acrylic paint. William Mayfield created a turtle out of polymer clay.

2. Cadets in Studio Art also finished up “Identity” in textiles. The cadets learned to sew, weave, and embroider to create these pieces. Woven Nike headband by Josh Antoine. Bart Simpson embroidery by Sara Elhouti. Stuffed plushie based on a video game character by Robin Zhou. Airborne patch by Michael Yusupov. Woven piece by Matthew Montes.

3. Zhengkun Yang created this elaborately woven tapestry.

4. In Middle School Art, Michael Zelenger is currently using the grid method of drawing to accurately represent his dog. This method is championed by the artist Chuck Close.

Uniform Design Collaboration

NYMA has joined forces with Accademia Della Moda Institute of Universal Art and Design. The first part of the collaboration is a design contest for their students to re-imagine our uniforms. On March 1st NYMA will announce the winner. The winning design will most clearly resonate with the spirit and history of NYMA and will also add a new flavor of dignity and excitement to our campus. Many staff members have already volunteered to help judge. The winning designer will be invited to the campus to offer design classes for the cadets and some of their ideas will be incorporated into the orders for next year. The winning uniform design will also be on display in the Academic Building for all to see!