Division of the Arts
David D. Oquendo
Assistant Professor of Visual Arts
BFA, Rutgers University-Newark; MFA, Montclair State University
Curtis W. Stedge
Assistant Professor of Dance
B.S., SUNY Potsdam; M.A., University at Buffalo; MFA, University of Maryland; CMA, Laban/Bartenieff Institute of Movement Studies; R-DMT Candidate, Kinections
High School Courses
BARD091 Introduction to Arts I
BARD092 Introduction to Arts II
In this two-semester sequence, modular in nature, students experience a wide variety of art forms, including visual arts, theater, dance, and/or music. Students are encouraged to explore these different forms of artistic expression, and in the process discover commonalities and variations. These explorations prepare students to select one or more art forms to study in greater depth the following year.
The goal of this course is to introduce you to the history of dance from folk/vernacular dance to the concert stage. As a class we will explore movement from the early 1900’s to present. This course is a mixture of lecture, discussion, and movement workshops. Students will engage in challenging movement workshops consisting of dynamic variation, improvisation, and spatial awareness. Students will learn how to express their social and psychological development through the arts.
BARD093 Studio Art
This course is an introduction to the basics and principles of color theory in practical usage. It will focus on the physics and applications of color in the visual art and design worlds. Students will explore the history, scientific background, emotional effects, and power of color and its presence in our and other cultures.
BARD098 College Studio Art: Color Theory, Painting & Drawing
Modeled on an art school foundation program, this course enables students to develop basic skills in drawing, painting, and design. Students meet in the studio each week to explore various media and develop an understanding of the principles of representation and of abstract composition. Emphasis is on observation and self-expression. No previous art experience is required. Students may earn credit for this course more than once.
BARD101 College World Dance
This course is an Intermediate/Advanced Modern dance class. This class will prepare BHSEC students with the tools and movement skills to enter into a B.A. or B.F.A. program in dance post-graduation. Students will engage in several different somatic practices to increase body awareness. This course will focus on spatial awareness, poly-rhythms, modern dance technique, and basic composition. All students are required to wear appropriate dance clothing during this course (sweats, shorts, leggings, etc).
BARD100 College Dance: Intermediate Modern
This course is an intermediate Modern dance class. This class will prepare BHSEC students with the tools and movement skills to enter into a B.A. or B.F.A. program in dance post-graduation. Students will engage in several different somatic practices to increase body awareness. This course will focus on spatial awareness, poly-rhythms, modern dance technique, and basic composition.