Philosophy and Goals of K-12 Art Program
Angela Branco, K-7 Art Teacher
Tom Locascio, 8-12 Art Teacher
The primary goal of the art program in the Haldane Central School District is to teach art-related skills and techniques while concentrating on the development - artistically, socially, and emotionally - of each individual student. This is accomplished by promoting an atmosphere of respect among students, for oneself, and the teachers, as well as the confidence to express one's ideas and opinions.
Haldane’s visual arts offerings include Studio Art, Drawing & Painting, Ceramics/Sculpture, and Advanced Art. Students submit and place in regional arts competitions each year and their works are displayed throughout the campus and local community. Curricular offerings are enhanced through periodically hosting “artists in residence” to conduct specialized workshops and mini-courses
The 7th graders learned several strategies to create interesting photographic portraits: striking a pose, using props, zooming in, and manipulating lamps.