Art Gallery




In the Spring of 2020, SFDS artists began remote learning and at home we explored artist Andy Goldsworthy and his earth art. 8th Grade artists made their own creations using natural materials.


“Anchored in Christ” posters created by 8th grade artists: Samantha Murray, Claire Mehta, Keira & Lauren Sullivan.






Kindergarten Artists created collaboration drawings based on different themes; ie. an outdoor scene, an underwater landscape, a day at the park, etc.




Merry Christmas from SFDS! This year’s Christmas show was called The Christmas Road Trip, where two siblings had to travel home to New York from college in California, but not without hitting a few road bumps!


FRANKLY, we had a great Halloween at SFDS!


Here at SFDS we are loving the breezy weather and happy to be into the month of October!

SFDS Artists started the year off raising awareness through service with two big fundraisers for Pediatric Cancer and the Alzheimer’s Disease



Thank you everyone for coming to see our third annual art exhibition! I am so proud of all your hard work. It was a beautiful display and a glimpse into some globally inspired art.


A little bit of everything: the Small Hall bulletin board..

The SFDS Performing Arts Club performed Seussical the Musical this weekend and were fabulous! They not only learned all of the lines, lyrics and dance steps but they painted and created their set as well!









SFDS Artists reflect on the Lenten Season by creating crosses with line designs.




Happy Respect Week! Pre-K and Kindergarten Artists created relief watercolor paintings by painting around the letters…


Find out what it means to us. Check out the SFDS Respect Week 2019 Video!



Happy Catholic Schools Week, St. Francis de Sales !

Congratulations to Brigit Butler for winning the T-Shirt Design Contest, two years in a row!

From the SFDS Artists! 


We created these Cassie Stephens’ inspired Valentine’s Day animals with oil pastels!



Kindergarten Artists made their own versions of these groovy snowmen with oil pastels!



Happy New Year from the SFDS Artists!




Merry Christmas from Art Class!


This year the SFDS performing artists created a play called  The SFDS Christmas Spectacular, which reminded us to always keep the Christ in Christmas!

Kindergarten learned that a self-portrait is a drawing of themselves! Here they have created themselves ice skating on their watercolor painted paper plate rinks.


The SFDS artists collaged a snowy village by cutting and gluing scrapbook paper into different shapes. They created the different snowflake designs with markers, colored pencils and crayons.


The 8th grade artists created these Thanksgiving corn inspired by Kandinsky’s concentric circle paintings.



Happy Halloween!

The 8th grade artists created these Haunted Houses using their understanding of value, or how light & dark a color is, with watercolors and construction paper.


6th, 7th & 8th grade artists exercised their creativity with different line designs to illustrate their names.


While learning about the Element of Art: Color- 1st Grade Artists created monochromatic (many shades of 1 color) drawings!


SFDS Artists started off the 2018-2019 school year by illustrating their personal dreams, or aspirations for the future.



Have a happy and healthy summer SFDS! 


The performing artists of 4A learned about filmmaking these past few months. We created a film inspired by the book Spaghetti in a Hot Dog Bun written by Maria Dismondy. It is a story of having the courage to be who you are and always do the right thing.

Click here to watch Spaghetti in a Hot Dog Bun!


The artists from 4B created these vibrant oil pastel drawings on black construction paper.

















Pre-K Artists
created Rainy Day Window process art with liquid watercolors!


Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss! Love, SFDS 1st Grade Artists


During the month of February, SFDS Artists studied and explored the art of great African-American Artists, like Faith Ringgold, Romare Bearden, Jean-Michel Basquiat, William H. Johnson and more.



Tar Beach, Faith Ringgold, 1988



Congratulations to Brigit Butler for winning the SFDS Catholic Schools Week T-Shirt Design Contest!

We love our new mascot, Franny the Dolphin!


SFDS Artists celebrate Family Life Week by illustrating their own family traditions!












SFDS 1st Graders celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. with their dreamscapes!



Kindergarten artists celebrate the New Year with these firework paintings created with straws! Happy 2018!





Merry Christmas from the St. Francis de Sales community! This year we performed Elf the Musical Jr. and told the Nativity story of Jesus’ birth.
















A Tale of Two Trees:

1st Grade artists created circle leaves inspired by the Russian abstract artist Wassily Kandinsky. We learned that abstract art consists of colors, lines and shapes. Each student drew and cut out circles that fit in each other on each piece of construction paper and glued them together to resemble Kandinsky’s concentric circle paintings.

2nd Grade artists created their leaves with the process of bleeding tissue paper and water. We sprayed their watercolor paper with water and they arranged pieces of bleeding tissue paper like a collage and watched the colors run and blend together. The result was beautiful tye-dye effect with autumn colors. Then they traced leaf stencils and cut out their creations.







Kindergarten artists creating their ISH pictures, inspired by the book by Peter H. Reynolds that tells us we don’t have to be perfect drawers to be great artists!

Pre-KA artists learn about the shapes with the book, The Dot by Peter H. Reynolds!


Pre-KB artists learn about the primary and secondary colors with our favorite book, Monsters Love Colors!

SFDS Artists started the year by illustrating, or explaining with images, one of the phrases in the poem “HOW TO BE AN ARTIST!




We have a little summer entertainment for our St. Francis de Sales family!

Ms. Mangano and Class 2A and 2B finished up their mini-films over the last week of school, and they are fresh out of post-production! Do not miss out on these awesome interpretations of Miss Nelson is Missing and Miss Nelson is Back“!


Twenty-five 7th Grade artists from SFDS volunteer their time to make Rockaway more beautiful by participating in the BLVD Project, a community mural on 108th and Rockaway Beach Boulevard!

Small Hall Spring Display

Paper Plate Watercolor Flowers created by 7th and 8th Grades


Pop- Art Tulips created by 5th, 6th and 7th Grade

Poem design by Mairead Buckley, Sophia Carone and Kathleen Schmitt

Fork Grass painted by Kindergarten

Happy Birds created by 4a

SFDS Art Showcase

I was so proud to see the gym filled with the art you all have been working on and even more excited to see so much of the SFDS community come out to support your creations. A very special thanks to everyone who helped me set up and break down the gallery. What a wonderful night! -Ms. Mangano


3rd grade creating their own versions of a Vincent Van Gogh Sunflower Still Life with marker and watercolor paint.

Sunset Silhouettes created by the 6th, 7th and 8th grades.


Ms. Killian’s 4A?class create Celtic Crosses.


1st, 2nd and 3rd Grades assembled these “I am Lucky” four leaf clovers to celebrate why we are all grateful this St. Patrick’s Day.



The Elements of Art: SPACE

The 3rd and 4th grades learn how to create the illusion of depth in their art with size and overlapping.


Thank you Mrs. Sullivan for hanging 3A’s beautiful artwork in the hallway!!

For RESPECT Week, the St. Francis de Sales 1st?Graders?create self-portraits with a bad case of stripes!


Do you want to build a snowman with the 4th grade?

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The St. Francis de Sales?2nd Graders?create Pablo Picasso inspired portraits!


The St. Francis de Sales?1st Graders?create Paul Klee inspired skylines with warm and cool colors!


The St. Francis de Sales?1st Graders learning about artist Henri Matisse!

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SFDS Christmas Play!

“St. Francis de Sales Through the Seasons”

Winter?Art Display



Poem design?by Katie Martin and Siobhan Twomey


Bleeding Tissue Paper Snowflakes created by 4th, 5th and 6th grades


Paper & Oil Pastel Snowmen created by 2nd and 3rd grades


Autumn?Art Display


Tree trunk created by Emma Murray


Poem design?by Katie Martin and Siobhan Twomey



Watercolor Prism Leaves created by 8th and 7th grades


Magazine Collage Leaves created by 4th grade


Relief Painting Leaves created by 1st grade


Music Sheet Leaves created by 6th and 5th grades

The St. Francis de Sales Artists working on some Halloween inspired creations!


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Check out some of our art projects!!


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