Art - Itinerant Services
ONC BOCES provides Art Educators to both the
Northern Catskills Occupational Center (NCOC) and the Otsego Area
Occupational Center (OAOC), in addition to component school districts as
dictated by student enrollment at each site. Art Educators provide art
courses to regular education, special education, and alternative
education students in the Pre-K through Grade 12 populations.
BOCES Art Educators strive to encompass both the National Standards for
the Arts and the New York State Standards for the Visual Arts. Our Art
Educators incorporate the Elements and Principles of Design in the
creation and production of student work. By using the elements and
principles of art, students will gain knowledge within the four New York
State Learning Standards for the Visual Arts. These are:
- Creating, performing, and participating in the arts.
- Knowing and using art materials and resources.
- Responding to and analyzing works of art.
- Understanding cultural dimensions and contributions of the arts.
develop an appreciation of art by using multicultural art projects and
lessons. Art Educators link art projects with other core curriculum to
create interdisciplinary lessons showing students the value of art and
the role it plays in other areas of study and our daily lives. Using
technology, we are able to bring the art world to our students by taking
virtual tours of museums, and visiting current exhibits via computers.
Our students exhibit their works within the districts and at local,
county, regional, state, and national levels. They learn production,
preparation, and installation of artwork. Using the Learning Standards
in the Arts, we provide our students with the knowledge to explore their
creativity beyond the classroom.