Art teachers Joanne Ellis (left) and Sheila Curran (right) were selected to be a part of New York City’s Department of Education’s “Museum Ambassador’s Program” for 2004. The teachers participated in a series of workshops at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. They are pictured by a Rodin sculpture at the museum’s roof garden.
Students from the seventh grade visited T6 and T7 at Fort Tilden with their art teacher Joanne Ellis, studied the work of local artist Jeff Berman and then created their own artwork in his style. The event was coordinated by the Rockaway Artist Alliance. Berman made a surprise visit and answered questions from the students. Pictured, left to right: Chris Rosales, M.J. Biteng, Kevin Harrison, Naquan Ingram, Gregory Ibe and Jeff Berman.