Sep 172020
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Teaching Creativity: A Case for Art Education

This panel will celebrate New York City students and their arts educators. We will also present a call to action: Ensure that arts education remains a leading factor in the curriculum of every child.

Location: Online

Supported by:

  • PhotoWings
  • Phillip and Edith Leonian Foundation

The 2020 Photoville Festival Education Month is proudly presented in partnership with PhotoWings with additional support by the Philip and Edith Leonian Foundation.

This panel will celebrate New York City students and their arts educators. We will also present a call to action: Ensure that arts education remains a leading factor in the curriculum of every child.


  • High School of Fashion Industries

    High School of Fashion Industries

    The mission of the High School of Fashion Industries is to provide challenging, creative, and effective career, technical, and academic training for New York City students. The faculty and administration of our school—working with the cooperation of the parents and student body—seek to provide a unique learning experience and a specially tailored program for all students who have an interest in a fashion-related field.

  • High School of Art and Design

    High School of Art and Design

    During one of the most challenging years of our lives, our students made incredible images that captured so many aspects of their experiences. As you can see, our students continued and increased their capacity to create invigorating images with perseverance and heart. We look at this past year, a year in a pandemic, where students got to pause and think about what really matters to them. Students increased their shared experience of photography to those they photographed and were asked to engage in projects on a much more independent level during remote learning. In this exhibit, students highlight this incredible work. By clicking on the QR codes next to the students photographs, you will be able to hear from the students directly.

  • East Side Community School

    East Side Community School

    We are a small, 6-12th grade college preparatory school, dedicated to the belief that all students can, must, and will learn and succeed academically. We set high standards for each of our students, and we help them meet these standards by providing personal attention, a strong sense of community, high quality instruction, and engaging and innovative learning experiences, inside and outside of the classroom. Students, staff, families, and community members, see themselves as part of a team, whose main goal is the success of every individual student in our diverse learning community. We have a school-wide commitment to promoting social justice and combating racism, sexism, homophobia, classism, and any other form of discrimination. The goal of the school is to create a community of highly skilled students, lifetime learners, critical thinkers, and socially responsible citizens who, upon graduation, will be prepared to succeed in college and beyond.

  • James Madison High School

    James Madison High School

    The mission of James Madison High School is: to instill the “Principles of Madison” by using a variety of data to address the individual needs and interests of students, and to provide a course of study that holds them to high standards, and that is inherently enriching and supportive.

  • Charles O. Dewey Middle School 136

    Working together with our community partners, our students at Middle School 136, will gain an understanding of the basic principles of camera functions and digital photography. Students will explore the design elements of images, creative and innovative approaches to conceiving photographs, and ways of developing visual awareness.

  • Digital Arts and Cinema Technology High School

    Digital Arts and Cinema Technology High School

    Located in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn, Digital Arts and Cinema Technology High School provides a rigorous academic program dedicated to preparing students to be college and career ready. Through a specialized program that incorporates academic, creative, and technical skills, students are immersed in authentic learning experiences in the fields of digital art, film, and technology. By maintaining a collaborative and supportive learning environment, students who graduate from the Digital Arts and Cinema Technology High School are persistent, resilient, and capable of being successful in college and beyond.

  • Hillside Arts & Letters Academy

    Hillside Arts & Letters Academy

    The mission of Hillside Arts and Letters Academy is to offer students a challenging college preparatory curriculum, with a special emphasis on visual arts, music, and writing. Students at Hillside Arts become self-directed and resourceful learners, with a deep appreciation for the arts as not only a source of enjoyment and personal growth, but also as a path to understanding, and changing, society. We prepare students to graduate as independent thinkers, who are academically well-rounded, creative, and especially well-prepared to innovate and collaborate.

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