The Arts

At the iSchool, experiences in the arts are offered as both Modules and Core Experiences.  All students are eligible to participate in these courses, which include:

  • Introduction to Drawing
  • Advanced Drawing
  • Introduction to Painting
  • Advanced Painting
  • Sculpture
  • Printmaking
  • Painting NYC
  • Guitar 1 and 2
  • Piano 1 and 2
  • Beatmaking
  • Bash the Trash
  • Some modules have included:

    o   Children's Bookmaking: In this module, iSchool students travel to an elementary school and meet with first graders to survey their interests and likes.  After consulting with professional children's book authors and gaining a thorough understanding of the various types of children's books that exist, iSchool students spend the quarter writing, illustrating, and binding a children's book for the child who they met.  At the end of the quarter, the iSchool students bring their finished books back to the elementary school to read their stories.

    o    Inside the Music: In this module, students become classical music composers whose pieces are performed by professional musicians at a final concert.  Through this course, students learn music theory and techniques of composition in order to produce and direct the performance of complex pieces.