Cadet Creativity (1/18)

1. Cadet Edison Zhang is working on origami from YouTube tutorials.

2. Cadet Mike Zhang sketches ideas for his paper-cut relief sculpture.

3. Cadets Kratman and Vinerte tackle a packing tape sculpture of a person using Kratman as a live model.

4a/b. Cadet Danilov created an embossed metal sculpture as a tribute to R. Lee Ermey from a scene in Full Metal Jacket.

5. Cadet Wang is creating a paper mâché sculpture of a trophy.

6. Cadet Liang is assembling a robot from found objects.

7. Cadet Jiang cuts newspaper to begin a design for a sculpture. Cadets Wang and Wen work on paper mâché.

8. Cadet Fan designs a paper lantern.

9. Cadet Hernandez reflects on another cadet’s project and offers a critique of their work.

10. Cadet Avaras tackles metal tooling.

11. Cadet Deluccia practices with metal tooling.

12. Cadet Sykes covers a balloon in paper mâché.

Cadet Creativity (12/11)

Our Drawing and Painting class is wrapping up our Figure Drawing unit. Ms. Satcher and several cadets came in as live models for our students to work from.

Below we have Cadet Zhou creating an oil painting on wood, Cadets Yang and Bjornman are creating portraits and self-portraits in colored pencil, and Cadet Hassane added a watercolor background to his pencil drawing. Cadet DeBree completed his stencil print of Stan Lee for Studio Art. The print has been well-received by his peers in other art classes. Well done!



Cadet Creativity (10/30)

Our Studio Art classes have been busy with their painting projects. Everyone started with four pumpkin paintings to experiment with the materials.

1. Cadet Wen’s practice paintings demonstrate a lovely example of each type of paint.

2. Cadet Avaras tried pour-painting based on the work of Emma Lindstrom and created a surge of interest in other classes.

3. Cadet DeBree tried his own pour-painting.

4. Meanwhile, Cadet Martinez created a primary color scheme with her pour.

5. Our Painting & Drawing class warmly welcomed two designers from Italy that created a NYMA shirt which is available for purchase. The designers presented a three-day workshop on the difference between Design and Art, body proportions for fashion design, and developing fashion sketches.


Cadet Creativity (10/23)

Our Painting & Drawing class is wrapping up their projects and we would like to showcase the following landscapes:

1. This lovely oil pastel parade field was created by Cadet Bjornman.

2. Cadet Koumas created this Halloween-inspired colored pencil piece.

3. Cadet Zhou created this beautiful colored pencil and marker piece showcasing the east side of the Academic Building.

4. Cadet DelUniversita completed this serene oil pastel landscape across the Quad.

5. Our classes are now beginning their painting unit and are busy experimenting with different paints to create mini-pumpkin paintings before they will start their new project.


Cadet Creativity (10/16)

Our Middle School Art class finished up their color drawing projects under the theme of “Fact or Fiction”.

1. Cadet Salameh created this mixed media of the Eiffel Tower surrounded by fireworks.

Our Studio Art class is finishing up their color project.

2. Cadet Kratman created this mixed media piece using colored pencil and chalk pastel.

3. Cadet Vinerte completed her large black & white assignment and included poems and observational sketches with conte crayon, charcoal, and drawing pencils.


Cadet Creativity (10/2)

Our Studio Art classes are wrapping up their first project. They have begun getting their artwork “display-ready” as well as offering constructive critiques using our TAG method: Tell them what you like using elements and principles of art, Ask a helpful question, and Give advice.
To the left cadets work on their critiques, self-assessments, and adding a border to finalize their work. Cadet Ren (above) shades in his soldier using drawing pencils. He made practice sketches and tweaked the proportions of the body before moving on to his final piece. Cadet DeLuccia created this pencil drawing below of a snowy scene based on the work of an artist that uses black and white to create landscapes.


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.