Student work from:
Portfolio Prep Program (middle and high school)
LaGuardia Community College

The Inside out
2019
Photo Collage on Paper
9in x 12in

The work explored the concept of the absurd and the pressures of beauty and appearance society places on young people. Students used scale, color, and form and photos from magazines to create humorist and absurd collages.
ROSEMARY TAYLOR Student Work  Gouache on Paper
Hot Pepper Diablo
2019
Gouache on Paper
14in x 17in

Using common found fruits or vegetables students student were tasked with designing an advertisement using the qualities, benefits, or characteristics of their chosen subject.
ROSEMARY TAYLOR Student Work  Cut Paper Collage
Being Me
2017
Cut Paper Collage
14in x 17in

Using a mirror and a direct light source students made an expressive self portrait that investigated value and form.
ROSEMARY TAYLOR Student Work  Mixed media Collage
Self Portrait
2015
Mixed media Collage
12in x 18in
ROSEMARY TAYLOR Student Work  Acrylic on Paper
Pop Art Starbucks
2015
Acrylic on Paper
12in x 18in
ROSEMARY TAYLOR Student Work  Charcoal on Paper
Daily Routine
2019
Charcoal on Paper
18in x 24in
ROSEMARY TAYLOR Student Work  Sharpie and Pastel
Man and Horse
2019
Sharpie and Pastel
18in x 24in
ROSEMARY TAYLOR Student Work  Gouache on Paper
Dragon Heart
2019
Gouache on Paper
14in x 17in

Using common found fruits or vegetables students student were tasked with designing an advertisement using the qualities, benefits, or characteristics of their chosen subject.
ROSEMARY TAYLOR Student Work  Cut Paper Collage
Mondaze
2019
Cut Paper Collage
14in x 17in

Using a mirror and a direct light source students made an expressive self portrait that investigated value and form.
ROSEMARY TAYLOR Student Work  Cut Paper and Photo Collage
Disparate Parts
2018
Cut Paper and Photo Collage
9in x 12in

The work explored the concept of the absurd and the pressures of beauty and appearance society places on young people. Students used scale, color, and form and photos from magazines to create humorist and absurd collages.
ROSEMARY TAYLOR Student Work  Cut Paper Collage on Bristol Board
Just One of Those Days
2019
Cut Paper Collage on Bristol Board
14in x 17in

Using a mirror and a direct light source students made an expressive self portrait that investigated value and form.
ROSEMARY TAYLOR Student Work  Mixed Media and Acrylic on Canvas
Untitled
2015
Mixed Media and Acrylic on Canvas
12in x 36in

ArtReady Artist Mentor program through Smack Mellon Gallery and Studios pairs professional artists with high school students. The small group of 3 students meets in the artist studio weekly for 3 months. The cohort is paired with an artist through a student ranking/preference system. Students and the Artist Mentor collaborate in the design of program goals and projects. There are individualized projects, field trips, and portfolio and college prep sessions. The program culminates in an exhibition of student work.

This is an exhibition view of a few works my cohort made. The works are abstract and incorporated a mixed media aesthetic. Students studied a variety of abstract artists and completed brainstorming activities to create an abstract visual language.
ROSEMARY TAYLOR Student Work  Cut Paper Photo Collage
Untitled
2018
Cut Paper Photo Collage
9in x 12in

The work explored the concept of the absurd and the pressures of beauty and appearance society places on young people. Students used scale, color, and form and photos from magazines to create humorist and absurd collages.
ROSEMARY TAYLOR Student Work  Gouache and Ink on Paper
Heart Healthy
2019
Gouache and Ink on Paper
14in x 17in

Using common found fruits or vegetables students student were tasked with designing an advertisement using the qualities, benefits, or characteristics of their chosen subject.
ROSEMARY TAYLOR Student Work  Charcoal on Paper
Negative/Postive Drawing
2019
Charcoal on Paper
18in x 24in
ROSEMARY TAYLOR Student Work  Gouache on Paper
Untitled
2019
Gouache on Paper
14in x 17in

Using common found fruits or vegetables students student were tasked with designing an advertisement using the qualities, benefits, or characteristics of their chosen subject.
ROSEMARY TAYLOR Student Work  Sharpie on Paper
Patterns on Patterns
2019
Sharpie on Paper
18in x 24in

Continuous Line Drawing from Observation
ROSEMARY TAYLOR Student Work  Gouache on Paper
American Spirit
2019
Gouache on Paper
14in x 17in
ROSEMARY TAYLOR Student Work  Charcoal on Paper
Untitled
2019
Charcoal on Paper
18in x 24in

One point perspective drawing from imagination
ROSEMARY TAYLOR Student Work  Ink on Paper
Drawing Practice
2018
Ink on Paper
18in x 24in
ROSEMARY TAYLOR Student Work  Charcoal on Paper
Still-life of Found Objects
2018
Charcoal on Paper
18in x 24in
ROSEMARY TAYLOR Student Work


The work explored the concept of the absurd and the pressures of beauty and appearance society places on young people. Students used scale, color, and form and photos from magazines to create humorist and absurd collages.
ROSEMARY TAYLOR Student Work  Charcoal on Paper
Personal Items
2019
Charcoal on Paper
18in x 24in
ROSEMARY TAYLOR Student Work  Cut paper on Board
Color Studies
2017
Cut paper on Board
12in x 18in

Studying color relationships students used cut paper techniques to create observational still-life collages.
ROSEMARY TAYLOR Student Work  Oil Pastel
Hal
2017
Oil Pastel
18" x 24"
ROSEMARY TAYLOR Student Work  Cut Paper Collage on Paper
Remi
2017
Cut Paper Collage on Paper
14in x 17in

Using a mirror and a direct light source students made an expressive self portrait that investigated value and form.
ROSEMARY TAYLOR Student Work


The work explored the concept of the absurd and the pressures of beauty and appearance society places on young people. Students used scale, color, and form and photos from magazines to create humorist and absurd collages.
ROSEMARY TAYLOR Student Work  Charcoal on Paper
Student Exhibition install view
2017
Charcoal on Paper
18in x 24in
ROSEMARY TAYLOR Student Work  Charcoal on Paper
Self Portriat
2017
Charcoal on Paper
12in x18in