Photoville Student Exhibit  

Identity and Fashion

Thursday, September 12 – Sunday, September 22

Art & Design High School students are exhibiting their work in Photoville again this year and partnering with the HS of Fashion Industries and photo teacher Ben Russell.

Check out the link below for more information about the exhibit:

The opening is this Thursday, September 12th from 3-10PM in CONTAINER NUMBER 41, under the bridge in Brooklyn Bridge park in DUMBO!  Photoville is open from September 12th until September 22nd.
Click for DIRECTIONS and HOURS-OF-OPERATION and for additional details.

Our congratulations to all the students whose work will be shown. Many thanks to Ms. Brenna McLaughlin, A&D Photography teacher, for spearheading the effort. Thank you to A&D fashion teachers Eileen Farrelly and Helene Alexander whose students are in the show. And thank you to all the parents who support the school. It’s because of your contributions to the PTA that we were able to fund this and pay for the students to exhibit.

Come to the exhibit to support our students. It’s free to attend. Hope to see you all there in CONTAINER NUMBER 41! 

First PTA Meeting and Potluck Dinner

Thursday, September 19, 6:30 p.m.

Please join us for our first PTA Meeting in the auditorium. Come meet the new Principal and the 2019-2020 Executive Board. Participate in the 2nd Vice President and Assistant Treasurer elections. Find out more about Committee Sign-ups and how you can help. Be informed about upcoming events and dates.   

And after the meeting…..

Potluck dinner where you can bring a favorite dish to share and mingle with other Art and Design families!

Run for Office and Vote at Elections  

2nd Vice President

Position Description:  Assist with general duties, serve on fundraising/auction committee, preside over meetings if co-presidents aren’t present.  

Assistant Treasurer

Position Description: Work with Co-Treasurers to assist with general treasurer duties including invoicing, banking and accounting, and other financial processing. 

Our Executive Board needs you! We can’t stress enough how important it is that we fill these positions. Please consider running for office and help your child’s school!

You can nominate yourself and vote at the PTA meeting. Please contact us at with any questions or if you wish to run but can’t make it to the meeting.

Pickup your pre-ordered t-shirts  

If you ordered a T-shirt as part of our fundraiser in June and had it delivered to the school, you can pick it up at our first PTA meeting. Can’t make it then? We’ll send more info on how to pick up in subsequent PTA newsletters

Welcome back to school!

Greetings from The Art and Design High School Parent-Teacher Association! We hope you had a wonderful Summer.

We would like to officially welcome you to the 2019-2020 school year.  Students should report to school on Thursday, September 5, 2019 at 8:20 a.m. Students will be dismissed at 2:40 p.m.

Let’s all get to know each other this school year!  A great way to do this is to attend PTA meetings and volunteer for events.  Join us and share your skills, talents, time, ideas, laughs and smiles with us and we promise you will have a great time.  

We would love to stay connected with you, so please add yourself to our mailing list and visit to subscribe. Follow and “Like” us on Facebook at

If you would like to get involved, make suggestions or if you have any questions you can email us at

We are excited and look forward to meeting you at our many upcoming school community events! Keep checking this site for other important announcements and events.

Art and Design High School PTA Executive Board

Photos from Teacher Breakfast 2019

Welcome back, Art and Design Faculty and a special welcome to Principal Re-Sugiura! The PTA hosted a breakfast this morning for the incredible staff at our school. It’s going to be a great year!

2019 Letter to Students from the new Principal

Please click the link below to see the letter to A & D students sent from Mr. Maximillian Re-Sugiura,  I.A. Principal – Art and Design High School and show the letter to your students.

2019 Letter to Students

Welcome to new IA Principal

The PTA welcomes our new leader, Mr.  Maximillian Re-Sugiura – I.A. Principal – Art and Design High School

Please see his letter to the school community below.

2019 Letter to Families

Graduation LiveStream 2019

Can’t make it to Tuesday’s graduation at Hunter College? No problem, the PTA has you covered. Please join our Livestream on Facebook, Tuesday at 8AM.  Link is below:

New T-Shirt Fundraiser

Show school pride and help raise funds for the PTA at the same time!

You only have a few days left to purchase this shirt. Available in two colors, with sizes in men, women, and youth. A perfect gift for anyone in the family that wants to show pride in the school your child is attended. All proceeds will benefit the students at Art & Design High School! Visit the store here.

Spring Arts Festival 2019

It’s that time of the year! This week the school celebrates the achievements of every student! The gym is converted into a super gallery covering all eight majors. It’s open all day from May 28 – 31. The public opening is Wednesday, May 29th, from 5pm-8pm. Come and celebrate your child’s accomplishments and the rest of the student body! Drinks and light snacks will be served.