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Updated 02.13..2015
Welcome to the Art and Design Alumni Association website! Stay in the “know” on alumni meet ups, class reunions, achievements and fund raising. Share your events, celebrate your accomplishments and support your fellow A&D alumni. Become a member.  Your membership supports future alumni and school events, supplies for school projects and scholarships. Click the following link and please become a member or give a donation.

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We invite you to attend the High School of Art and Design Annual Spring Arts Festival. The festival is an honored tradition which showcases student, teacher and alumni artwork. This year, for the first time, the Spring Arts Festival will sell student, teacher and alumni artwork and hold an auction to raise funds to support our students. The funds raised will be used to provide free tutoring and SAT test prep to prepare our juniors for successful college careers and beyond. Help us exceed our goal of $50,000 by spreading the word and joining us at the school Wednesday, May 27, 2015 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Beverages and light refreshments will be served. This is a free event, 21 and over only please. 


During the event, Friends of Art and Design (FAD) founder Sara Koffman, will be honored. Mrs. Koffman created the organization 20 years ago to provide free tutoring to students attending Art and Design. Please join us to celebrate this wonderful organization and its founder.


If you are interested in donating a piece of artwork to sell or you have goods and/or a service you would like to donate to the auction, please click the appropriate link located below. 


This event is a collaboration between the High School of Art and Design, the A&D Parent Teachers Association, the A&D Alumni Association, Friends of Art and Design (FAD), the Sutton Area Community (SAC) Pride Global and the East Midtown Partnership. Together we make a difference.


Click here to help sponsor this event

Click here to donate to our auction
Click here for Artist Artwork Submission form. Artist can choose to donate their artwork and all proceeds will go to the school or choose our 50/50 option. Artist will receive 50% of the proceeds and the other 50% goes to the school.

draw-a-thon-Nov2014The 2014 Art and Design Draw-a-thon 2.0 on November 15 was a total… smash! First off, big thank you to ALL the participants, sponsors, donors, student and alumni volunteers, FAD and Art & Design high school. Over 460 attendees including 91 middle school students with their parents, the draw-a-thon was again a huge success. Manhattan borough president Gail Brewer dropped by to lend support for the school and for the student. Big thank you to illustration teacher Richard Weinstein who again supervised the “ebb and flow” of the draw-a-thon and the models. Another score for team Art and Design! See photos.




25th Reuion call of 89

Saturday May 9th. 8pm to 12PM

Art & Design Students in the News

Celebrating the Life Work of Mac Connor


November 12, 2014Art & Design’s senior graphic design students  class trip to the Museum of the City of New York to meet and celebrate illustrator/designer Mac Conner’s birthday. The 101 centenarian, Mac Conner spoke about his work, and gave some inspirational words to the students. Channel 7 local news was on hand marking the occasion. Click Here

HS of Art Design students meets the First Lady Michelle Obama


In some very exciting news, The High School of  Art & Design and The High School of Fashion Industries were invited to the White House on October 8th, 2014 to participate in a Fashion Industry Workshop hosted by none other than First Lady Michelle Obama! High school and university students from across the country were provided an opportunity to network with prominent figures of the Fashion Industry to strengthen their skill sets, open their minds to new concepts and understandings, show young artisans interested in fashion what it takes to succeed in the industry, and the importance of remaining committed to their education. “Students at the workshop learned about everything from construction of a garment and fashion journalism to wearable technology”.

We’re Getting Closer… Missing 1973 Year Book

Yearbook Production Update via Joseph Notovitz– Several weeks ago we received a printed proof from the printer, based on the PDFs we provided. Laurie and I looked through it, found a dozen or so items that needed correction (several were mistakes by the printer), and Laurie has been working on those fixes and creating a new high resolution PDF of those pages. One of those fixes were scans that I needed to redo in higher resolution and retouch. I sent those to Laurie this past Monday.

I anticipate tomorrow I will have those fixed pages ready for the printer. I will upload them and follow up with getting one more finished printed proof (printer said they would be ready in one week). I hope and trust that this proof will be close to perfect and I can give the OK with minimal further corrections.

If that happens, yearbooks will begin shipping by July 21.
Thank you all for your patience.

Thank you for your patience, and enjoy the summer!

Congratulations to the Newest Art & Design Alumni…
Class of 2014!


A&DAA congratulations Art & Design HS class of 2014. A&DAA President Edward Valendria, Vice President Myrna Perez-Fung and 2nd Vice President George Alonso were in attendance to witness the next “crop” of budding artist. This year’s keynote speaker was James Parris (Class of 1987). James was one of the speakers at the TEDxYouth@Hewitt Conference in November 2013, at the Hewitt School in Manhattan. Class of 2014 valedictorian Lisa Li and Salutatorian and Class President Kreg Franco.

Senior Night


BIG CONGRATS to Our A&D Film Students
Winners of the 2014 ABC/Disney Get Reel With Your Dreams


Congrats to Art & Design film/video teacher Mr. Hanan Harchol and to his wonderful students who won this year’s 2014 ABC/Disney Get Reel With Your Dreams competition presented by ABC news anchor Sade Baderinwa. The Art & Design student won 1st prize ($12,000) for “Don’t Judge a Book by it’s Color” and 3rd prize ($5,000) for “Human Trafficking.” With less than a year of film study, both films were entirely written, filmed, and edited by the sophomore class. A&D Rocks Again!


open-for-businessThe alumni association is featuring a new blog section titled “The Marketplace.” This blog section will feature the goods, products and services for paid members. Market your events, specials and updates to the art and design community. Let us, help you get the word out.

Alumni In The News

Richard Deane Taylor
1/13/1925 – 11/21/2014

The A&DAA notes the passing of former Art & Design teacher Mr. Taylor.

Help Support the Next Generation of Artists, Designers, Photographers and Architects… Become an A&DAA Member.

Max+Ginsburg+2013.smIf you are an A&D alumni or supporter of the arts, you know what it takes to succeed in the artistic fields. With money even tighter these days, it is not only difficult for students to get the supplies they need, but it has become increasingly difficult for them to further their education as well. The Art and Design Alumni Association is committed to supporting every A&D student by providing the best resources to help them succeed in the future. We need your help to support the students and school. You can help by: Donations – Your donations fund professional development workshops for A&D students and much needed art supplies for A&D classrooms. Scholarships – You can choose an existing A&DAA scholarship to donate too or start a new scholarship fund. Mentors and Speakers – Art and Design students need YOU! Nothing is more inspirational to a student than a mentor with experience in the arts. As former Art and Design students, we have all shared similar experiences and struggles as we tried to break into the field. The Art and Design Alumni Association would like to provide the current A&D students with invaluable opportunities such as internships, workshops, and lectures. Join us in our efforts to inspire, support, and encourage the next generation of artists. Click here to help. This page will bring you to our donation page. Thank You for your support.

Click here for Artist Artwork Submission form. Artist can choose to donate their artwork and all proceeds will go to the school or choose our 50/50 option. Artist will receive 50% of the proceeds and the other 50% goes to the school.