Recently several STEAM students from the School of Government (Rosely Martinez and Amado Villar,) the School of Information Technology (Shammoi Brown, Angeline Francois, Dahiana Medina, Alan Rodriguez, Shaviann Thomas, and Lizbeth Ullloa,) and the School of Culinary Arts (Katherine Aguilar, Jaqueline Romero, and Coralys Tavarez) participated in the 2015 ArtStart Exhibition taking place in the Power Art Gallery at William Paterson University.
with other members of the WPU Fine Arts
In addition to the student artworks on view, ArtStart invites art teachers to exhibit works of art alongside their students, creating a unique opportunity for students to see their teachers as artists and creators in their own right, and ultimately as their mentors. Participating art teachers Marilyn Simon (School of Information Technology) and Vivian Reyes (School of Culinary Arts) each exhibited alongside their students.
In additions student were invited to the 3-D printing lab where Professor Michael Rees showed them a work in progress and discussed the bright future of 3-D printing technology in the arts. Rees explained to the students that 3-D printing and other emerging technologies will create jobs and new types of employment for the art students of the future.
Professor Rees with Dina Scacchtti and Vivian Reyes
Right: Professor Michael Rees in the 3-D Printing Lab with STEAM Students
Three D printing technologies and art making would appear to be the ultimate STEAM project/curriculum that might start at the high school level and then continue into college level courses perhaps even at WPU.
WPU Art Department
Above: WPU Art PIR Triada Samaras and Math/Science PIR Dina Scacchetti