Fine and Practical Arts
Message from Mrs. Melissa Abramo
The Fine & Practical Arts Department includes Visual Arts, Family & Consumer Sciences (FACS), Music and Technology. While we are comprised of four unique content areas, our curricula emphasize creative thinking and problem solving. Whether composing music, creating a piece of art, developing a personal nutrition plan or designing an engine, students in our classes apply new knowledge to interactive projects, understanding how content-specific information is used in real world contexts. Our focus on the creative process encourages students to reflect, revise and refine their work.
Our department is fortunate to have the support of the North Salem Advocates for the Arts. This energetic and dedicated group of parents, teachers, students, artists and administrators work to develop learning partnerships between the North Salem School District and professional artists in our community. This is accomplished through applied art workships, demonstrations, residencies and performances. For information on joining this group, contact George Bovino at North Salem Middle/High School.