ONC BOCES provides experienced Art Educators to both the Northern Catskills Occupational Center (NCOC) and the Otsego Area Occupational Center (OAOC), in addition to component school districts. We provide art courses to regular education, special education, and alternative education students in the Pre-K through Grade 12 populations.
ONC BOCES Art Educators strive to encompass both the National Standards for the Arts and the New York State Learning Standards for Visual Arts, which are now aligned with the National Common Core Standards.
Our art teachers help students to develop an appreciation of art by using a wide range of art projects and lessons. 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.