South Orangetown Central School District

This morning, 48 South Orangetown Middle School Studio Art students exhibited their work for their families, teachers and administrators. “This is a culmination of all Studio Work completed throughout the year,” explained Art Teacher Tatiana DiPierno. “We’re celebrating students’ artistic achievements.”

“We are so focused on each piece as they are created,” says Art Teacher Allison Meyers. “On this day, we get to stand back and appreciate each student’s full body of work.”

Studio Art is a high-school level course offered for eighth-grade students at SOMS. Students must apply for enrollment consideration and selection is competitive. The course is a pre-requisite for other high school art courses and places students on an advanced track so that they may take college-level courses at the high school. It was a compelling reason for Brayan, who “really likes drawing and painting”, to take the class. “I hope to continue with art in high school,” he said.

Congratulations to all the SOMS Studio Art artists, and Ms. DiPierno and Ms. Meyers, on an outstanding portfolio exhibition!

Studio Art students group photo with teachers