WHSAD students, along with Guidance Counselor, Ms. Terraferma, and Junior Architecture teacher, Ms. Moos, show off their final products. Makeville Studio is at 119 8th St. in the Gowanus section of Brooklyn. Part of Makeville’s mission is “ to educate, inspire and empower people to build and fix rather than consume and dispose. We do that by providing affordable access to shop space, the right tools for the job, and small classes led by craftspeople who love to teach.” WHSAD Guidance Counselor, Deborah Terraferma, provides her thoughts on what the Makeville program has to offer students. Makeville provides students with a hands on woodworking experience in a studio setting. WHSAD Junior Edgar Cruz uses the band saw to cut his … [Read more...]
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WHSAD students and Senior Architecture teacher, Mr. Alain Codio, present Mr. Paul Stache with the final designs. Thank you to Mr. Paul Stache and the employees of Smoke Jazz for hosting WHSAD students. The following narrative was written by WHSAD Junior, Johnathan Walker. The month of January we celebrate Black History Month. To honor this month WHSAD students did a collaboration project with the owner of Smoke Jazz Club, Paul Stache. The club can be found in Harlem, Manhattan, 2751 Broadway, New York, NY 10025. You can take the 1 train to 103st and walk a couple of blocks to get to the club. Smoke Jazz Club even has its own website showing performance times and information about the club. On February 27, 2019, Mr. Codio, … [Read more...]
Seniors Melina Jorge and Kiyana Williams increase their cultural capital at the Africa Diaspora Dance Class at University Settlements Atlantic Terminal Community Center. On Saturday February 16, 2019 I attended an African Dance class. Prior to attending this class I was skeptical about how I would feel trying out a new dance style. Once I walked in, it was a very welcoming environment. We stretched with the instructor to warm up our bodies. We also had a live drummer. Before dancing we were told that we would be dancing a mash up of two dance styles, Kuo Kuo and Dancza, which are welcoming dances in some countries in Africa. When we were taught the different moves, we started off on one side of the room and moved to the … [Read more...]
The Whitney Museum of American Art is inviting you to try your hand at the silk screening process and to experiment with some of the printmaking techniques used by famous artist Andy Warhol. You will look at artwork created by Warhol and then make their own prints on tote bags with guidance from the Printshop’s master printers and staff. Pick up a ticket in the lobby of the museum when you arrive. Refreshments and art materials provided. The event is today March 1st, 2019 from 4:00pm - 6:00pm. 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 … [Read more...]
From left to right: WHSAD Senior, Darryl Jones; Green-Wood gravediggers, Felix Hernandez and Gustavo Padilla; WHSAD Seniors. Antonio Rojas and Anthony Gonzalez; and Green-Wood’s Manager of Restoration and Preservation, Neela Wickremesinghe As one of WHSAD's original internship partners, Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn has long been a place where students have learned about history, preservation, and restoration. Since 2009, WHSAD students have participated in summer internships at the cemetery, learning how to restore monuments and working with different materials. In the summer of 2017, the WHSAD interns had the unique experience of helping to research and designate the Freedom Lots -- public lots that are the final resting places of a … [Read more...]
Mr. Codio, Senior CTE Instructor, said this about the project: “[WHSAD] was presented with a Black History Month project from the Department of Buildings. Over the past four years, they've been coming to WHSAD to do design projects, and for Black History Month, this year, they’re emphasizing jazz clubs in the New York City area. Rather than looking from an architectural standpoint, the Department of Buildings is looking at the culture and the buildings that helped foster jazz culture. Lisa Lewis, Director at New York City Department of Buildings and one of the coordinators of this project, proposed that we design pieces for some of the historic New York City jazz clubs, such as Esther and Carol, Birdland, Smoke Jazz, and various others. … [Read more...]
Issue 3 of the 1st volume of WHSAD's new student run newspaper, The Column, is now available. A special shout out goes to the editor in chief of The Column, 11th grader Antonio Perez, the team of WHSAD students who contributed to this edition and 10th grade English teacher Mr. Koestner for running the school newspaper. Download the PDF here or get your print copy in the main office at WHSAD. … [Read more...]
WHSAD's Incubator club enjoyed taking in the inspirational energy from booths such as Areaware's at NYNOW. On Monday, February 4th WHSAD's Incubator team had the privilege to be invited to attend the NYNOW-Product and Designs trade show at the Javits Center where Aeraware had a booth. The students where able to observe how product designers tell their stories and how designers display products for wholesale buyers. We had a chance to talk to many businesses hearing their stories of how they developed their products or started their business Such trips and experiences are made possible by Incubator's supporters, Mr. Noel Wiggins, founder of Areaware; Mr. William Harvey, founder of William Harvey studio; and Sinclair Scott … [Read more...]
Through service, WHSAD students gained a greater understanding of community. Mr. Michael Farfan (far left), assistant cook at New York Common Pantry, helped make both WHSAD students and staff feel welcome. This past Friday, January 25th, WHSAD students traveled to New York Common Pantry and helped provide dinner for those in need. Thank you to all the employees of New York Common Pantry for their on-going and selfless work in brightening the lives of less fortunate New Yorkers. Thank you to all those at New York Common Pantry, including Mr. Michael Farfan, assistant cook, Ms. Ivy Saltos, receptionist and volunteer assistant, Ms. Stacy Gonzalez, volunteer associate, and Ms. Debby Lowenstein, volunteer manager. The following are … [Read more...]
Congratulations to all of the students that made the honor roll for the 3rd marking period of the Fall, 2018 term! Keep up the good work! To see if you’ve made the honor roll, look for your grade in the report below. Remember, while your average may have been high enough, you can only make the honor roll if you’ve passed all of your classes. … [Read more...]