WHSAD students along with the teachers and mentors who supported during the process From this past October to last week, students have been working with WHSAD teachers and community mentors in developing innovative products. Throughout the course of the Incubator project, students have learned how to plan, pitch, and execute on their ideas, and how to modify their work based on feedback from teachers and mentors. Due to the efforts of teachers Ms. Pia Moos and Mr. Ira Geringer, and mentors Sinclair Smith, Director of Groundfloor Incubator at School of Visual Arts; Noel Wiggins, co-founder of design and manufacturing company, Aeraware; and Bill Harvey, a sculptor and housewares designer, musician, supporter of WHSAD for many years; … [Read more...]
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Spring is here, hibernation is done, get out of the house and have some fun. Here are some ideas for you: There is a free prom dress giveaway on Sun, April 28th from 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM at the PINK PRINCESS PARTY BOUTIQUE 1470 WILLIAMSBRIDGE BRONX, NEW YORK. All items are free for teens who attend on a first come first serve basis. One parent may accompany you if they like. There is one ticket per family. ITEMS INCLUDE: dresses in all sizes (new or in great condition), shoes, ties, jewelry, handbags and accessories. Do you want to develop your sketching skills and discover new ways of seeing as you draw live models in poses inspired by images of dancers from ancient artifacts? If you do, illustrator and teaching … [Read more...]
Visitors at the museum could sit down and experience the Andy Warhol—From A to B and Back Again: Print, Video, TV, Film Exhibit. On Thursday April 4th, WHSAD Students went on a trip to the Whitney Museum of American Art. Students got to have a tour of the museum and get in-depth information on specific art pieces and installations. Students were able to view works created by renowned artists like Isamu Noguchi. A majority of the installation was very relevant and spoke about issues that many of us experience on a daily basis. There were interactive installations such as Unexpected Growth which was an AR based experience. It allowed students to use an iPad to move around the city skyline but it was submerged under the ocean. Once … [Read more...]
From left to right: Juniors, Jonah Vazquez and Ariana Lowery; Seniors, Trevon West and Dante Meade For the 2nd year in a row, The Williamsburg High School for Architecture and Design juniors/seniors took part in Ruth Sergel’s living art that commemorates the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire. On March 25th, 1911 the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire took the lives of 146 workers, mostly young immigrant women and girls. The tragedy began a movement to deal with dangerous working conditions in the city. This commemoration is a capstone for the students following a unit of study on immigrant communities at the turn of the 20th century. This year our students commemorate the lives of seven victims of the fire, many coming from the same … [Read more...]
As the weather warms and the calendar pushes along, WHSAD seniors get closer to the culmination of their years of high school study. Such closure brings them closer to life beyond WHSAD, and while the "real world" and its trials and tribulations beckon, many students have already taken some significant steps into such reality. Through internships, after-school programs, and partner projects, WHSAD students, in particular the seniors, have had ample opportunities to get tastes of punching the clock and developing networks that they can call upon in their future career searches. One such example of real-world experience is this year's Bushwick Generator project. The following includes an overview of the project and student narratives … [Read more...]
Through the internship application and interview process, students gain valuable real-world experiences. For the 10th year in a row, WHSAD hosted its annual Internship Interview Breakfast. Partner organizations, such as Silman Structural Engineers, The Park Avenue Armory, Heritage Equity Partners, and others, conducted over forty interviews with two dozen students who applied for summer internships. In the following narratives, students share their thoughts regarding the experience, including why they applied to specific internships, how they prepared for their interviews, and advice to future students who will be applying and interviewing for internships. I applied for the internship at Silman Structural Engineering and the World … [Read more...]
Spring is here, hibernation is over, get out of the house and do something this weekend. Here are some ideas for you: Want to go to the prom but don’t want to spend a lot of money? I’ve got news for you. Operation Prom is giving away free prom dresses, men’s suits and tuxedos on March 30th from 11am - 3pm at Urban Assembly Institute of Math and Science for Young Women at 283 Adams Street in Brooklyn. To receive these free items you have to be a graduating high school senior and register in advance at OperationProm.org and click on the dresses & tuxedo link at the top of the page. There is another free prom dress giveaway on Sun, April 28th from 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM at the PINK PRINCESS PARTY BOUTIQUE 1470 WILLIAMSBRIDGE … [Read more...]
Students familiarize themselves with the day's agenda. Thank you to The Park Avenue Armory for being a consistent partner of WHSAD's. Through trips, artist-in-residence partnerships, internships, and employment, WHSAD students have enjoyed tremendous opportunities due to the generosity of The Park Avenue Armory. In the following narratives, students who attended this most recent trip recount their experiences and the impressions those moments left. On Thursday, March 14, a group of WHSAD students visited The Park Avenue Armory. On this trip we did several activities. One of the activities was a scavenger hunt throughout the first floor of the Armory. We were able to freely roam throughout the rooms on the first floor. Inside … [Read more...]
Joshua, Police Comissioner O'Neill, and Justin together at the 75th Precinct Neighborhood Violent Crime Strategy Meeting. As a community-based school, WHSAD recognizes the need to develop lasting relationships with organizations in order to inspire and advocate for our students. Ms. Dana Rachlin and NYCTogether bring a crucial element to WHSAD, and we appreciate the organization’s continued support of our future leaders. The following narrative comes from the NYCTogether website. Ms. Rachlin and her team have been instrumental in bringing adolescents and New York City police officers together in creating a dialogue that promotes constructive relationships for the betterment of the city’s future. WHSAD’s students have enjoyed … [Read more...]
Spring is coming, hibernation is almost over, get out of the house and do something this weekend. Here are some ideas for you: Pop Cake Shop is now at DeKalb Market Hall. They sell push pops filled with customizable cake flavors and toppings. If you’re not into that, there are many other vendors At DeKalb Market Hall with lots of different and delicious food available for purchase. They are open everyday so don’t hesitate to try something new and different. It’s located at 445 Albee Square W, Brooklyn, NY 11201. Do you have a library card in Brooklyn, Manhattan, or Queens? Do you enjoy going to museums and other New York attractions for free? If you answered yes to any of those … [Read more...]