Arts

JanineCName: Mrs. Janine Collins, AMSU ’06
Position/Title: Art Teacher, Department Chairperson
Email: jcollins@amsu.org
AMSU Start Date: September 2015
Classes Currently Teaching: Basic Art, Studio Art, and Animation
Extra Curricular: Anime Club
Personal Interests: Reading, Singing, Playing Guitar, Life Drawing, & Graphic Design for print
Credentials: Bachelor of Science, Macaulay Honors College at Lehman College, – Computer Graphics and Imaging
Master of Fine Arts, Lehman College – Digital Media

Bio: The visual arts program starts the students off with 9th-grade basic art where they hone the skills and techniques necessary to accurately represent what it is they are seeing. Throughout the process, they are challenged to look critically and analyze their subject matter and their drawings to see how they can develop their work further. They learn that drawing is a skill that requires practice and discipline. For students who have done well in basic art and are interested in the digital arts, we also offer an animation course and a graphic design course. Animation students learn about creating storyboards and translating them into short films. Graphic design addresses such topics as typography, logo design, and poster design. Both of these classes teach the students to use the computer and Adobe software (Flash, Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign) as creative tools.