High School Arts

The Arts Department offers a range of courses through which students can develop their abilities in creative expression.


Students work in a variety of mediums, with a range of tools, in an environment in which the only limitation is their imaginations. Students can register for art courses such as the Introduction to Woodworking, 3D Design, Drawing, and Painting. Students will be able to showcase their work at the Inwood Academy Arts Night each winter and spring.

A student’s artwork is as unique as they are, and I feel privileged to get a peek into the person they are through their art. Amie Savage, Art Teacher


No other school in Upper Manhattan features a fully operational woodshop. Filled with saws, sanders, drills, jigs, and music, the woodshop is an excellent place to build things from the practical to the imaginative. Students learn to safely and effectively build projects like boxes, shelves, and tables, and experiment with complex joining techniques.

3D Design

If you enjoy building things or getting messy while creating art this is the class for you. In 3D Design, students learn the design principles, planning techniques, and technical skills necessary to create tangible artwork. Students develop their skills in visual art, working in a variety of mediums and with a multitude of materials.


In Drawing, students explore how to create complex and mature art with simple tools. For students who dream of being cartoonists, animators, graphic artists, or fashion designers, drawing is an essential skill. For students who like nothing more than to sit down with a sheet of paper and a pencil and sketch, this class will still be both challenging and enjoyable.


From the Sistine Chapel ceiling to the subway mural, painting is an integral expression of human creativity. In Painting, students will learn to work with oils and watercolors, creating art from the simple to the complex. If you have ever enjoy experimenting with color and style, and enjoy the challenge of turning a blank canvas into art, then Painting is an excellent choice.

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