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‘A voice amidst all the chaos’

The New York City Art Teachers Association/UFT (NYCATA) challenge asked art teachers and their students — from elementary to high school — to create visual images of their feelings and concerns this school year. 


Bringing home art

Art teacher Yolanda Lyn considers art a means to emotional well-being. Teaching remotely has challenged her to create lessons that will help all her students at PS 194 in Harlem continue to feel connected to their classmates and to the world.

Kids’ pandemic reality on display

“I Will Not Die,” 3rd-grader Samantha Mercedes’ winning pandemic mask design, told the story of her grandmother’s victorious fight against the coronavirus.

Illustrating social concerns

Every day, the students in A. A. Sieunarine's Studio Art 2 class at August Martin HS in Jamaica come prepared with five pieces of news to discuss. "I want them to know what's happening outside of Queens," Sieunarine said. "We don't live in a vacuum."

NYCATA/UFT conference

“There’s something so rewarding and magical about starting with nothing and making something amazing,” said teacher Mary Agramonte of Origins HS in Brooklyn, a presenter at the 38th annual conference of the New York City Art Teachers Association/UFT...

NYCATA/UFT Young Artists Unite Against Bullying 2018

The winning artwork of 59 students was on exhibit at the second annual Inside/Outside: Young Artists Unite Against Bullying contest sponsored by the New York City Art Teachers Association/UFT on May 11 at union headquarters. The culminating awards ceremony included 200 participants.

Professional Committees

Learn about professional committee workshops where you can earn CTLE hours.

NYCATA/UFT Art Education Conference

“Art Education is the Key” was the theme of the 37th annual conference of the New York City Art Teachers Association/UFT.

NYCATA/UFT Art Education Conference 2017

“Art Education is the Key” was the theme of the 37th annual conference of the New York City Art Teachers Association/UFT on Oct. 28 at New Beacon HS in Manhattan. Activist and educator Linda Stein was the Artist of the Year and keynote speaker.

NYCATA/UFT anti-bullying art contest

Students in grades 2–12 from public schools throughout the city were recognized May 19 for their entries in the UFT/New York City Art Teachers Association's anti-bullying art contest, inspired by the suicide of a victim of bullying.