Common Core

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Art Alumni...

Bethlehem art alumni are invited to share their artist accomplishments with the community and your High School teachers. Share your stories...your art shows...

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Art Department

Photo of student artwork

Art Supervisor
Melanie A. Painter

(518) 439-4921
ext. 22056 or 25196  

The Bethlehem Art Program is based on the concept that art is a significant part of a student's life and an important segment of the high school structure. Art serves as a tool for building self-confidence through personal expression and communication. It enriches the present and future lives of those young people who experience it. In essence, it becomes a catalyst for preparing young professionals and/or appreciation of the arts through lifelong learning. READ MORE ABOUT THE PHILOSOPHY OF BETHLEHEM CENTRAL'S ART DEPARTMENT »


News & Announcements

The Second Annual BC Alumni Art Exhibition

Exhibit open for all of October online and in the BCHS main lobby

The Bethlehem Central School District Art Department is pleased to announce the featured artists for The 2nd Annual BC Alumni Art Exhibition. This virtual art show is an exhibition of artwork by alumni of BCHS. READ MORE

Attention: Junior and Senior Art students!

The Portfolio Series is up and running for students that are thinking about submitting a portfolio for college admission. Several college representative will be at these sessions to advise students and review portfolios. Art portfolios can be submitted as part of the application process or simply as a supplement to your application. Art is MORE not LESS. Show off you hard work and talent by creating a digital portfolio. Mrs. Painter is available during the set portfolio sessions or by appointment in C111. Don’t miss this great opportunity!

familiar face joins art department

A familiar face to the district has joined the art staff at the High School. In the fall, Mrs. Marielle Martin a long time BC art teacher joined the High School Art Staff.

Students' design skills aid Rockin’ for Relief

Advertising Agency students help local musician aid flood victims with work on iTunes cover and benefit concert. READ MORE

Art Club students making blankets for flood victims

Art Club students at Bethlehem Central High School are busy making fleece blankets for flood victims, but they need your help. READ MORE



Art Department links

Bethlehem Art Curriculum

Art Department Faculty

College & Portfolio Information

NYS Learning Standards for the Arts

Bethlehem Parents as Art Partners

Art Supply Lists

Art Links


Art teacher web pages

Click on the links below to view teacher pages.

Mrs. Painter - AP Art History
(User name is "aparthistory" and password is "aparthistory")

Ms. Forman

Mrs. Martin, Elsmere Elementary

Ms. Caron, High School

Mrs. Baron, Middle School

Mrs. Hahn, High School Studio Art

Mrs. Hahn, High School Ceramics 2