Junior-Senior High School students participated in the 34th annual New York Art Teachers Association Olympics of the Visual Arts in Saratoga Springs on April 21. Nineteen students, along with art teachers Pat Stork, Cheryl Schweider and Stacey Famiglietti, competed in four teams.
More than 800 students from 34 school districts throughout New York State participated in the art competition in categories including fashion design, architecture, photography, sculpture, drawing, painting, illustration and graphic design. Babylon students worked as teams and were required to create a project prior to the event. At the competition, each team worked together to complete a spontaneous team challenge. Students were judged on brainstorming, research, creativity, how they solve the problem given and craftsmanship.
One junior high school team worked on “Trashy Fashion,” creating a wearable garment entirely out of reused paper products. The other junior high school team created a sculpture based on the theme “Shake, Rattle and Roll.” The senior high school team created a sculpture using one of Adele’s songs as the subject. The second senior high school team, a graphic design team, created stamps based on American artists.