Fall 2017 Coffee House

Winter Dance Recital 2018

Mr. Kane's students - "Minecraft Art: Online and Unplugged"

Mr. Kane's Cartooning and Comic Creations student artwork

Mr. Kane Film Class

Check out Mr. Kane's Beginning Film Making and Music Video class Trailers here. 



National Core Arts Standards

National Core Arts Standards

·                     Create


Generate, develop, refine and conceptualize artistic ideas to complete artistic work.


·                     Present


Select, analyze, Convey meaning through and interpret artistic work for presentation.


·                     Respond


Perceive and analyze artistic work, Interpret intent, and apply criteria to evaluate artistic work.



·                     Connect


Synthesize and relate knowledge, personal experiences,   cultural and historical context to make art with deeper understanding.


What are we doing? (See Aim)

Why are we doing this?

-To meet Visual Arts standards:

1) Create

2) Respond

3) Present

4) Connect



Where is it leading? To the creation of artworks that reveal personal expression, problem solving, creative and critical thinking skills.



Visual Arts Goals and Standards

Visual Arts Instructional Goals

  • Introduce students to the creative world of visual art through discussions, projects, and group work.
  • Teach students specific concepts, terms, and vocabulary associated with art.
  • Teach students art techniques using a variety of materials including photography, Movie Maker, film, Photoshop, painting, drawing, perspective, gestures, silhouette, and abstraction.
  • Introduce students to historical and cultural aspects that evolved and changed art over time.
  • Teach students to self-reflect and critique art using observations, insights, and critical thinking.


Criteria for Assessment

  • Understanding and application of learned concepts and ideas.
  • Craftsmanship and completion of classwork assignments, art projects, and homework drawings.
  • Evidence of time, thought, and effort in all work.
  • Composition and creativity within art projects.
  • Active participation in class discussions, critique sessions and group work.
  • Use of computers/technology to obtain visual aids and reference materials when appropriate.


Means for Assessment

  • Art projects, films, photographs, quizzes, exams, homework drawings and worksheets, participation, personal growth in aesthetic achievement, portfolio development, classroom cooperation and use of critique for self-reflection, personal and  peer assessment.

National Visual Arts Standards Based Learning Objectives

Creating- Students will be able to:

- Use multiple approaches to begin creative endeavors and reveal personal expression.

- Choose and effectively use a variety of art making approaches to begin creating a work of art.

- Use varied art-making approaches to develop works of art that communicate a current theme or idea.

- Demonstrate safe handling of materials, tools, and equipment.

-Implement Art Elements and Art Principles to create thoughtful and creative works of art.

-Apply relevant criteria from traditional and contemporary cultural contexts to examine, reflect on, and plan revisions for works of art and design in progress.

-Apply relevant task criteria from rubrics, self and peer assessments to refine and revise artwork.

Present- Students will be able to:

- Analyze and curate completed art works for preservation, display and presentation.

- Analyze, explain and evaluate the quality, craftsmanship and intentionality of completed artworks.

- Analyze, explain and evaluate the effectiveness of the chosen plan and execution of artwork providing rationale for artistic claims and artistic choices.

Respond- Students will be able to:

- Hypothesize ways in which art influences perception and understanding of human experiences.

- Explain and gives examples of ways in which art influences perception and understanding of contemporary themes or ideas.

- Interpret personal and historical artwork or collection of works, supported by relevant and sufficient evidence found in the work and its various contexts.

- Establish relevant criteria in order to evaluate a work of art or collection of works.

- Establishes relevant criteria and applies to evaluating a work of art or collection of works.

Connect- Students will be able to:

-Document process of developing ideas from early stages to fully elaborated ideas.

-Documents process of developing a theme or idea from early stages to the completed work.

-Share relationship between themes and subject with personal experiences and interests.

Winter Concert 2018, Metallica - Moth Into Flame, Bronx Borough Arts Festival

The Lehman High School Advanced Guitar Ensemble has been accepted into the 4th Annual Bronx Borough Arts Festival’s Performing Arts Showcase! This is the second consecutive year that Lehman’s advanced guitar students have been asked to participate at this borough-wide event. The performance will take place on May 11th from 6-7:15 pmat The Performing Arts Center at Lehman College, located at 250 Bedford Park Blvd W, Bronx, NY 10468.

The audition video for our festival submission "Moth Into Flame" was filmed by students in Mr. Bland’s class at the 2018 Lehman Winter Concert, with live multitrack audio engineering and recording by Mr. Rader’s music production students. The final audio mix and video edits were created by Renier Suyot, who also sang and played guitar for the song.

The Lehman Dance Company - Bronx Borough Arts Fetisival

“The Lehman Dance Company was accepted to perform at the 4th Annual Bronx Borough Arts Festival! This was their 3rd year in a row performing at  the showcase. They auditioned the piece "Glory" from the Spring Dance Concert 2017 and the advance dance company were asked to perform this piece at this showcase!  "Glory" is not just a dance piece but a message of belief and hope. Hope that one day there will be justice for all and hope for love and equality for all. Congratulations to the Lehman Dance Company! The Advance Dancers who performed are Tonima Asma, Kaylee Lopez, Christina Rodriguez,Angela Soriano,Viola Hamazaraj, Duyen Marie Tran, Brianna Mueller, Aaliyah Rivera(PLHS), Ansi Rodriguez (RHS) led by their dance teacher Ms. Kalloo.” The piece was choreographed by Kevin Williams a Lehman High School dance alumni, graduate of Hofstra University (BA in Dance Education)

Lehman Dance Company - Performs "Glory"