Photo of the Week – January 6, 2012

Maria (left) and Alyssa (right) show off their visual art projects at the IS 528 holiday share.

Before the winter break, Students in the Video and Visual Arts after school programs at IS 528 middle school in Washington Heights held a Holiday Share event at the school to celebrate their recent work.
Visual arts students displayed recent pieces covering serveral projects, all rooted in cultural traditions from around the world. They discussed their process and decision-making, highlighting various visual arts concepts they had worked on, such as realistic body proportions, symmetry and patterned decoration.Video students held a screening featuring two of their finished projects, the IS 528 Digital Portrait and “Revenge,” a short horror movie that tells the story of the ghosts of bullied teenagers that haunt the students that harmed them, wreaking havoc on their Halloween party. They also alswered questions from the audience and gave a preview of their current project which consists of paper characters in stop motion scenes with original dialogue.


“In video we’re working on animating paper avatars.  The stories are about heartbreak and friendship and stuff.  I’m excited about what we will try to do in 2012.” – Isabel, 7th grade


“In visual arts we share our projects.  We help each other to do good work and encourage each other.  We’re working on adding lines and patterns to a photo of a face.  We could do our own face of another face.  I like that so many people get to see our art and when they ask me questions about my art, it makes me feel like a real artist.” – Joseline, 6th grade

To see more photos from the IS 528 Holiday Share, click here.