27 Dec 2021

Teacher Visual Arts Teacher, 6-12

Theatre Arts Production Company School (TAPCo)
 Bronx County, New York, United States

Job Description

What do we want you to help us create and build?

We have a Visual Arts program known for preparing students to successfully enter outstanding colleges and universities that lead them to their desired career. Our young adults are self-aware, self-directed, collaborative and become compassionate contributors to society. We forge a safe place to explore new techniques and concepts and develop new ideas. Our students will be able to utilize their visual communications arts skills towards their career or personal purposes and enjoyment. We want to continue developing our program where students create original works of art using the studio skills taught throughout their coursework. Our students apply critical thinking and analysis skills studying a variety of art movements, artists, and works of art. They communicate their ideas about works of art in verbal and written form. Students are encouraged to consider art in a personal context and open to learning about art created by multiple cultures.


Course Curriculum (Learning Outcomes Based on NYC DOE Blueprint for Teaching & Learning in the Visual Arts)

Introduction to Drawing & 3D Forms          9th Grade – Fall

Figure /Portrait Drawing & 3D Forms         9th Grade– Spring

Landscape Explorations                            10th Grade – Fall

Printmaking & Digital Design                    10th Grade – Fall

Visual Communication Design                   10th Grade – Spring

Human Figures (drawn, painted, sculpted)    10th Grade – Spring

3D Visual Design and Sculpture                 11th Grade – Spring

Portfolio Development & 3D Design           12th Grade – Fall

Visual Arts Capstone                               12th Grade– Spring


What does student excellence look like?

Excellence is achieved over time through the perpetual development of visual skills and techniques which allow artists to fully express their artistic vision. Excellence is not only an end product- it’s the process. A journey. It takes commitment, persistence, open-mindedness, reflective, fearlessness and pure and simple hard work. Excellence in a visual communication arts program is to expose students to the highest standards globally through museums, web, and print. Students strive for contests, exhibitions and internships and takes additional courses after-school, Saturday or summer programs at reputable sites/institutions. Students take the NYC Commencement Arts Exam in their Senior year.


Visual Arts Program Use of Our Rooftop Garden

  • Students use the garden plants from our rooftop garden space to create their designs from life.
  • Students can draw the buildings around our school in perspective using the rooftop garden.
  • Exhibition of work from the semester -Work is viewed as a gallery walk in our new outdoor garden space.
  • Students take their sketchbooks outside on sunny days in our rooftop garden space to record how sunshine casts shadows and hits a subject.
  • Students use the new rooftop garden as inspiration and plein air.
  • Plein air drawings completed from the rooftop space emphasize the urban landscape surrounding our school.
  • Trees and gardens are great subjects for artists with students creating nature inspired drawings.
  • A good opportunity to view the urban landscape from our rooftop space in different atmospheric conditions to observe atmospheric perspective.
  • Floral drawings are created observing flowers and plants grown in the rooftop garden space.

How to Apply

Please email a cover letter, resume, and letters of recommendation to Principal Ron Link by 1/21/2022. A video about us.

Bureaus: New York. Job Categories: Full-Time. Job Types: Teacher. Job Tags: arts, teacher, and visual. Salaries: 60,000 - 80,000.

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