P.S. 163 Bath Beach
MARYANN WASMUTH, PRINCIPAL
109 BAY 14TH STREET, BROOKLYN, NY 11214Phone: 718-236-9003
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Fostering our students’ creativity and talent has become a major part of P.S./I.S. 163's mission and a major component of our students' education. At P.S./I.S. 163, there are additional arts groups, such as an art club, a dance troupe, a chorus, a guitar club, a band, an orchestra, and a recorder group. These students, as well as many others, participate in and perform in our Winter Concert and Art Exhibit.
At P.S./I.S. 163, the arts are an integral part of student learning. The arts help students to make connections between subjects. In addition, art education can also help students realize their talents and instill a sense of pride and accomplishment.
High School Art Portfolio
In order to prepare students who are interested in applying to arts focused high school, PS/IS 163 has begun to offer an after-school portfolio preparation program. This program, helps students to further develop an arts portfolio that shows their talents, interests, and focus in art.
Below are some ideas and examples of what is typically included in each student's portfolio:
1. Watercolor Landscape:
Tips: First begin by LIGHTLY sketching a nature setting. When you begin painting, start applying the paint very lightly at first (use a lot of water). Let the area dry, and then go back and add darker shades of paint by using less water on your brush. Remember: You can always add more paint….but you can’t take it off the paper! So start lightly!
Take some pictures of random things: beach scenes, parks, still life setups….etc. Try to make the composition interesting by not centering the main subject and also by experimenting with lighting. Make it a little off center and crop your pictures in a unique way. You don’t have to print them we can do that at school. Just make sure to save the images so we can get them on paper eventually.