About our Department

      • Our visual arts department is proud of our hard working students. The visual arts develop students’ imagination, self-confidence, creativity, and intrinsic motivation.  Through study of the arts, students gain the essentials to become leaders for the future. Students create individually and as teams. They self assess and work in groups to critique one another’s work, problem solve, and reflect. They discover creativity within themselves, appreciate the talent of others, and make connections that allow them to adapt to their rapidly changing world.

        The Glen Cove School District offers students learning experiences in visual arts from Kindergarten through High School, during the school day, and after school through extra curricular clubs and organizations.  Our highly qualified, certified Visual Art teachers deliver a curriculum rich with opportunities for self-exploration and expression.  We are committed to the importance of the arts in the development of well-educated citizens for our future.  

        We encourage you to learn about our programs and to support your children as they explore and create using their imaginations, work, commitment, and passion for learning.


      • The Glen Cove Elementary Art Program is designed to reach all K-5  students and offer them a wide range of experiences and learning opportunities. While supporting the New York State Standards for the Arts, our art instruction is based on the Elements of Art and Principles of Design. Children are exposed to a multitude of creative opportunities in various mediums and styles of self-expression, which are further enriched through an education of art history and the works of accomplished artists. Through the study and creation of art, we are developing important skills that can be utilized throughout life such as creative risk-taking and problem solving. Throughout this site you will see work of the creative young artists we are so proud to have in our GC family!

      Middle School

      • 21 Glen Cove Artists on Display in All-County Show at Adelphi

        Twenty-one Glen Cove student artists representing all six schools will have their work displayed at the Art Supervisors Association of Nassau County’s All-County Art Exhibit at Adelphi University in Garden City this Sunday, March 16, 2014 from 12:00 – 4:00 pm. The free exhibit will take place at the Ruth S. Harley Center and will honor more than 1,200 Kindergarten through twelfth grade students who have demonstrated excellence in a wide variety of two-dimensional visual art forms including drawing, painting, printmaking, computer graphics, and photography. This year, over 400 art educators from more than 200 schools in 45 Nassau County school districts, will submit student artwork for this prestigious exhibit.

        The following Glen Cove School District students will have their work on display at the exhibit:

        Connolly School: Colleen Coelho, Reese Comitino
        Deasy School: Alisa Tarasovskaya
        Gribbin School: Angelica Batres Guardado, Sofia Greco
        Landing School: Priscilla Dolan, Holly Farnan
        Finley Middle School: Tara Coelho, Elizabeth Chavez, Alexa Dominguez, Anna Nazarova, Lauren Retoske
        Glen Cove High School: Michelle Arguello, Martin Bonilla, Jennifer Canales, Jenna Cunniff, Herman Dakota, Taylah Hudson, Papa Kassandra, Delaney Montaito, Natalie Tenke (ASA scholarship winner)

      High School

      • Courses

        • Fine Arts
        • Media Arts
        • Studio Art
        • Digital Photography
        • Fashion Design
        • Media Art
        • Ceramics
        • Computer Graphics
        • Crafts
        • Animation
        • Drawing & Painting
        • Television Production
        • Advanced Visul Art
        • A.P. Art

        Fashion Illustration Junk Kouture

        Glen Cove High School’s Fashion Illustration classes are participating in Junk Kouture. Junk Kouture is a creative platform for students focused on sustainability and fashion. Please click here for more information.


        GCHS Media Arts student sophomore Ryan Koenig created this original Garageband instrumental/song. Listen LOUD!!

        Click here for Ryan Koenig's Song

        Photography Students Visit Canon

        Students in Melissa Johnides’ Photography 2 class enjoyed a rare trip to Canon U.S.A. in Melville.
        D.J. Montalto, the parent of junior and photo student Delaney Montalto, helped select 25 Photography 2 students to explore the showroom at Canon U.S.A.’s new office building. The students were given a taste of Canon through a number of presenters who covered various topics, including Canon's mission statement, intern program, photography and printing equipment, medical equipment and virtual reality devices. The students also enjoyed a hands-on experience with all of the items in the showroom.
        According to Johnides, Canon’s staff was impressed with the level of enthusiasm and photography knowledge shown by the students and shared information regarding the visit via Twitter.    

        Click here for more information

        Student Work Is Picture-Perfect

        Sophomores Samantha Barry and Alexa Mundell were selected as winners in the Photographic Society of America’s 2015 Youth Photography Showcase.

        Barry placed first in the Creative Color category with a silhouette made by using a double exposure technique. Mundell placed third in the Monochrome category with her black and white self-portrait. Both winning entries will advance to the Photographic Society of America’s international competition.

        Eleven of Melissa Johnides’ Photo II students entered works in the categories of Architecture, Landscapes/Seascapes, Portraits/Pets, Photojournalism, Monochrome and Creative Color. This is the second year that two of Johnides’ students have placed in this competition.

        To view all of the award-winning photographs from the 2015 PFLI Youth Showcase clink on the link below: