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Ichabod Crane Art Department

The Ichabod Crane District-wide Art Department is committed to enriching our students’ lives through the study and experience of art making. We offer students a diverse program based on the history of art, individual personal expression, critical thinking and creative problem solving. Students are exposed to a wide range of media, including tempera, charcoal, ceramics, and computer graphics as they learn skills such as contour drawing, linear perspective, ceramic slab construction, and mixed media collage.

Art education challenges students to use multiple criteria while creating artwork and promotes cultural understanding and global awareness when students respond to art history. In creating art, students build confidence through self-expression, visual communication, and self-knowledge. The art classroom environment encourages interpersonal skills and collaboration as students integrate ideas, materials, and resources into their work.

Ichabod Crane graduates have attended top art schools such as Rhode Island School of Design, New York School of Visual Arts, Pratt Institute, FIT, Rochester Institute of Technology, the Center for Art and Design at the College of St. Rose, and Massachusetts College of Arts to name a few. Graduates of ICC are now working in the fields of fine arts, art history, architecture, industrial design, fashion, textile design, graphic arts, film, children's book illustration, art education, and art therapy.


Chatham Fair School Art Exhibit
Portfolio Reviews at Sage College of Albany
Winter Walk Student Art Exhibit at Hudson Opera House
Columbia-Greene Community College Juried HS Art Exhibit
Art Club Empty Bowls Supper at ICHS
Art in 3 Dimensions Exhibit at Mohonasen HS
Empire State Plaza Art Exhibit (K-8)
Media Arts Exhibit at Bethlehem HS
Regional High School Juried Art Exhibit at the College of St. Rose
Juried High School Art Exhibit at the Arts Center of the Capital Region
Olde Kinderhook Fair ICCSD Art Exhibit


Students Visit Local Gallery: The School

(October 1, 2018) On September 27 & 28, ICHS students in art classes and humanities classes toured the Travelogue exhibit at The School - Jack Shainman Gallery in the former MVB building in Kinderhook. The exhibit featured mixed media artwork by contemporary artist Radcliffe Bailey and included sculpture, paintings, photography, and video by nine additional artists. Jack Shainman sponsored this field trip for our students which provided an excellent opportunity for them to perceive, interpret, and respond to contemporary art. Two hundred students visited the gallery over the course of the two days.

Upcoming ICC Arts Programs in October 2018

(September 17, 2018)

October 12 at 8am for grades 6-8 in HS auditorium, 9am for grades 4-5 in HS auditorium and at 1:15pm for k-3 in PS gym - Magic with a Message by James Warren... The show magically demonstrates the theme of peer pressure and making wise choices, anti-smoking and drugs. Students will become educated about the perils of bullying in an open- non-threatening atmosphere and learn to become aware of the role peer pressure plays in the choices they make.

October 15 at 8:30am in MS cafeteria. Captial Rep On the Go will present a live performance of Sleepy Hollow to our 4th grade students.

October 31 at at 8:15 am for grades K-1 and 9:30 am for grades 2-3 in PS gym. The Storycrafters are back for their annual storytelling on Harvest Day.

10/3/18, 10/10/18, 10/17,18, 10/24/18, 11/7/18, 11/14/18 - A 6 week program for 5th grade students with Sasha Sicurella entitled I Am: We Are.


Ceramic Columns in the High School Courtyard

(May 22, 2018) Students in Sculpture and Ceramics Classes at Ichabod Crane High School worked cooperatively to design a sculpture installation which is on display in the high school courtyard through June 6. Learn More

Artworks by ICHS Students Selected for 19th Annual Regional HS Juried Exhibition

(May 2, 2018) The Ichabod Crane Central School District Art Department is pleased to announce that three artworks by Ichabod Crane High School art students Erin Pulver, Dayna Scott and Cristina Vlad have been selected for the 19th Annual Regional HS Juried Exhibition being held this year at Albany Center Gallery, 488 Broadway, Albany, NY. The show will be displayed through May 18. Learn More

ICHS Student Artwork Selected for Capital Region Media Arts Exhibit

Two students awarded
(May 1, 2018) Twelve artworks from ICHS students were selected to be a part of the 2018 Capital Region Media Arts Exhibit at the Bethlehem Gallery located in Bethlehem Central High School. Congratulations to the following students who have artwork in this exhibit: Jack Kolb, Adam Lambert, Lauren Bertrand, Bridget Pulver, Calista Phippen, Mackenzie Scheuttig, Kayla Walsh, Abby Filli, Kylie Rivers, Jenna Rothwein, Markliam Sappington, and Keri Cammer. Learn More

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Contact Information

Laura Cannamela, Department Chair - High School
Sandra Dwileski - High School
Gayle Abrams - High School
Jessica Mascolo - Middle School
Elizabeth Rossback - Elem/HS
Elizabeth Addison - Primary School


ICHS Art Department

Mrs. Mascolo

Elizabeth Addison