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Port Jervis High School
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Lucas and her Art go to SUNY Fredonia this Summer 

PJHS Art Student Earns Coveted Spot in State Summer Art Program

June 12, 2017, Port Jervis, NY -  Port Jervis High School art student Nina Lucas has been invited to participate in the 2017 New York State Summer School of the Arts Program at SUNY Fredonia.

Nina was one of only 95 students across the state selected to attend, based on the quality art portfolio she submitted. The residential program runs for four weeks and includes intensive classes in painting, drawing, printmaking and sculpture. Her Art teacher Liz Maloney is very proud and considers Nina "one of my most prolific and well-rounded artists."

Nina Lucas displays some of her art at PJHS

New York State Summer School of the Arts program is specifically designed to emphasize art experiences that cannot normally be undertaken during a 45-minute school period. You will work in the studio with drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture, mixed media, figure, and interdisciplinary arts under the direction of noted exhibiting artists/educators. Related activities will include drawing and painting from a live model, trips to farms and lakes in the area, and experience with art processes that include welding, casting, direct carving, modeling life-size objects in clay, and experimenting with a variety of printmaking techniques.

In addition to pursuing direct art processes, you will have the unique opportunity to work and live with 95 other student artists on an attractive college campus and to establish career goals while sharing in this rewarding precollege program. Because of the in-depth experience and number of class hours this program provides, students more than fulfill the requirements for one full unit of high school credit. Appropriate documentation is sent at the close of the program.

Studio and residential spaces are provided at SUNY Fredonia (link is external), a public comprehensive college offering a wide variety of undergraduate and graduate programs, including a BFA in Art with concentrations in areas such as sculpture, animation/illustration, ceramics, drawing/painting, graphic design, media arts and photography.