A group of North Brooklyn students are learning about an ancient but often overlooked art form, and ensuring that it’s tradition is preserved in the neighborhood and beyond.
For just over a month now, four students from the Williamsburg High School of Architecture and Design (WHSAD) have been interning at the Pellettieri Stone Carvers Academy on Kingsland Avenue as part of the school’s Summer Internship Program, with 28 students from the school currently enrolled in different programs throughout the neighborhood.
For stone carver and academy head Chris Pellettieri, it is the first experience working with students, but on a recent balmy afternoon at his workshop on another quiet industrial strip of northwest Greenpoint that is surrounded by other artist and manufacturing studios, Pellettieri seemed to have seamlessly transitioned into his role of teacher
To read the full story, as published in the Greenpoint Gazette, click here.
Please view the video below, which details the work of WHSAD students Crystal Roque, Frank Zayas, Santiago Budier and Aboubacar Keita at Pellettieri Stone Carvers Academy.