Art majors choose one discipline to explore in depth. Students work in studios designed for their medium and learn from working artists who are specialists in their fields. Studios feature large skylights as well as indoor and outdoor courtyards to take advantage of natural light and the inspiration of nature.
For detailed information about these and all other Usdan courses, please visit the "All Classes" page.
- Painting & Drawing
- Fashion Design
- Illustration and Book Design
- Art Adventure
- Jewelry & Fine Metalsmithing
- Studio Art
- Video Arts
- Video as a Film Art
- Video Game Art & Design
- Painting & Drawing
- Life Drawing
Lorraine Angeletti | Painting, Art Adventure
B.A., Long Island University, M.A., SUNY Stony Brook. Professional Development Coordinator, SCALA. Art Teacher, Middle Country Central School District.
Ivy Michelle Berg | Painting
B.S., University of Massachusetts. Painter and digital artist specializing in character illustration, portraiture, wildlife, and nature art. Faculty, Smithtown Township Arts Council.
Hillary Broder | Painting
B.F.A., Rhode Island School of Design, M.A., Adelphi University. Faculty, Rockville Centre Schools.
Diana Cavallero| Cartooning, Fashion Design
B.F.A., Maryland Institute College of Art. Graphic designer.
Nancy Costa | Painting
B.F.A., SUNY New Paltz, M.S., Hofstra University. Faculty, Levittown Schools.
Jacqueline Dubarry | Sculpture
B.F.A., School of Visual Arts, M.S., Queens College. Faculty, Middle Country Schools.
Alicia Edgar | Painting, Jewelry
B.S., SUNY New Paltz, M.A., Stony Brook University. Faculty, Shoreham-Wading River Art Faculty.
Laura Forrest | Ceramics
B.F.A., LI University. Additional studies, Columbia, Alfred, The New School. Faculty, Art League of LI.
Rachel Geier | Art Adventure, Introduction to Studio Art
B.A., Queens College. Faculty, Nassau BOCES, North Bellmore, and Jericho School Districts.
Daniel W. Gosnell | Photography, Life Drawing
B.F.A., SUNY Purchase; M.F.A., Brooklyn College. Faculty, Southold High School.
Max Gottfried | Painting
B.F.A., Pratt Institute. Exhibits: St. James Gallery, Freeport Memorial Library, Coffee Nut Gallery, Firehouse Gallery. Faculty, Nassau Community College, Hebrew Academy of Long Beach, Rambam Mesiv'ta H.S.
Heather Heckel | Cartooning
M.A.T., School of Visual Arts; B.F.A., Ringling College of Art and Design. Illustrator of children's books.
Todd Hiscox | Painting, Discovery Art
B.F.A., Syracuse, M.A., Purdue. Faculty, Huntington Schools.
Sibel Kececioglu | Painting and Drawing
B.A., Queens College. M.A., Touro College. Faculty, New York City schools.
Thea Lansizero | Ceramics
B.F.A., SUNY Purchase, M.F.A., Queens College. Grantee, NYSCA, JPMorgan Chase, NYFA. Designer of Public Art Installation Project, Governor's Island, Key West, Rhodes Greece. Community and outdoor artist.
Dorothy A. Macgregor | Painting, Ceramics
A.A., Suffolk Community College. B.A., M.A., Adelphi. Ph.D., Capella University. Faculty, Amityville Schools.
Derek Mainhart | Painting, Portfolio Preparation Track
M.F.A., School of Visual Arts. Published illustrator and cartoonist. Faculty, Deer Park High School.
Melissa Manzione | Photography
B.A., Long Island University. M.A., Stony Brook University. Faculty, Glen Cove Schools.
Amanda Marino | Painting
B.S., SUNY Buffalo, M.A., Long Island University. Faculty, Garden City Schools.
Rochelle Morgan | Chair, Art Department
B.A., Queens College, M.S., M.F.A., Long Island University, M.S., College of New Rochelle. Faculty, Plainview-Old Bethpage Schools.
Dena L. Mortell | Photography
M.A., Long Island University. Art Director and Graphic Designer.
Jeremy Quitko | Video Arts
B.F.A., Maryland Institute College of Art, M.A. C.W. Post. Shows work in local gallery shows. Faculty, East Hampton High School.
Christine Roepken | Art Adventure, Animation
B.F.A., School of Visual Arts. M.A.T., Adelphi University. Published comic book artist. Freelance Animator, Illustrator.
Tracie Max Sachs | Jewelry
B.F.A., Washington University, St. Louis, M.F.A., Cranbrook Academy of Art. Metalsmith, Guggenheim Museum, Brooklyn Museum of Art.
Mark Sandor | Video Arts
B.A., M.L.S., St. John's. M.A., NY Institute of Technology. CATV Paragon Cable Award, Telly Award. Faculty, Harrison High School.
Lori Sklar | Photography
B.F.A., Art Center College of Design. M.S., LI University. Commercial and fine art photographer and teacher.
Allison Solomon | Cartooning/Fashion Design
B.S., Cornell University, M.A., Teacher's College, Columbia University. Web cartoonist. Faculty, East Side Middle School.
Chris Vivas | Sculpture
B.A., Stony Brook University, M.F.A., SUNY New Paltz. Residencies at The Shigaraki Ceramic Cultural Park, Museum of Arts and Design, Stony Brook University, Air Valluaris (France). Faculty, Nassau Community College, Suffolk Community College.