TANYA STANGER-MINOND, Art Teacher
Tanya Stanger-Minond earned her Masters degree from NYU in Visual Art Education in 2007, but says that “some of my best learning as an educator has taken place in the classroom!” Her personal artwork focuses on clay sculpture, while she also enjoys sketching and drawing. She and her family love hiking and biking and exploring the great outdoors. She has been teaching at PS 261 since 2007 and her greatest pleasure is seeing her students year after year, getting to know them better as artists and as individuals. She also deeply appreciates the dedication of the Arts Committee to integrating art into students’ lives, and regularly adds support to their work.
Haya Moline, Art Teacher haya
Haya was born and raised in Brooklyn and has been teaching at PS 261 since 2007, previously she taught at two private schools and a public high school in the Bronx. Before Haya became an art teacher she used to work on film and photography sets as a photo stylist, and an accessories editor for fashion magazines. Haya studied art and media at Brooklyn College then got her Masters degree at Pratt Institute in Art and Design education. During her free time, she goes to coffee shops to write, takes walks around the city and visits museums. Haya lives on Long Island with her husband and loves to bake and do art with her two children.
The P.S. 261 Arts Committee organizes arts activities and residencies throughout the year, for all grades. Want to get involved? Email us at [email protected] and become an arts champion!
ARTS WEEK, SPRING 2019
This year, the Arts Committee celebrates the idea of building bridges, both literally and figuratively, to help promote collaborative, creative thinking rooted in S.T.E.A.M. principles.
Functional. Supportive. Constructive.
Bridges are created through teamwork—and once built they connect people and places.
When we work together to create something, we stop focusing on “me,” and instead, focus on “we.” Through coop-eration and collaboration we become greater as a whole. And in holding each other up, we come to represent the supportive structure that inspired this year’s theme.
ARTS CALENDAR FALL 2018
Fall Fest was a grand success, and so much great art was made by the students! Maker Night, a fun-filled evening of creative projects, is coming up, you won’t want to miss it. Find out more about Maker Night and free arts programs happening all around the city by downloading our newsletter here.
A YEAR OF THE ARTS
This year has been packed with amazing artist residencies, art projects, and art-centric events. Download our PDF round-up for a brief review of everything arts-related that we’ve accomplished at P.S. 261 in the past school year. We are already making plans for next year, so we welcome ideas and new members—email us at [email protected] and become an advocate for the arts in your school!
COUNTDOWN TO ARTS WEEK!
Arts Week is a weeklong celebration of the arts at PS 261, kicking off with the Talent Show on March 19th! There will be workshops for all grades, with such activities as performance, painting, graphic design, music, photography, silkscreen and more. This year’s theme is “React, Reuse, Reimagine!” and we invite all grown-ups to join with their kids in appreciating the role of the arts in life.
ARTS CALENDAR MARCH
ARTS CALENDAR FEBRUARY
ARTS CALENDAR NOVEMBER/DECEMBER
ARTS EDUCATION NOV/DEC NEWSLETTER DOWNLOAD
Download our newest Arts Education Newsletter and find out about the art residencies at P.S. 261, free art programs throughout the city, and more! These art experiences will thrill you and are perfect for cold weather. Download the full newsletter here.
Join us on Thursday September 28th at 8:20am in the PS261 garden. The Arts Committee is dedicated to enriching students’ lives with art performances, activities, celebrations and more. Learn about what we do and how to get involved!
ARTS EDUCATION OCTOBER NEWSLETTER DOWNLOAD
Download our Arts Education Newsletter and find out about all kinds of art activities for kids throughout the city! Learn about festivals, programs on Governors Island, free events at the Brooklyn Museum, and more. Download the full newsletter here.