Degrees and Certifications:

Master’s Degree - Art Education City College of New York Bachelor’s Degree – Graphic Design Fashion Institute of Technology Connecticut: Art (Pre-K - 12) New York: Visual Arts (K - 12) New York: Social Studies (7 - 12)

Ms. Alina Minkin

Welcome to Bassick High School. Bassick is a school of choice. If you have high hopes for your future come to Bassick. If you are an ambitious, intelligent and creative teenager, Bassick is a school for you. 

My name is Alina Minkin. I teach Studio Arts. I have a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Graphic Design from Fashion Institute of Technology, and a Master of Art Education degree from the City College of New York. Aside from teaching, I am a practicing portrait painter and a comic artist. I do commercial artwork and participate in various painting exhibits in New York. I am a member of the Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition. 

I am proficient in working with children of various learning styles including special needs students and skilled in planning lessons with differentiated instruction. I am a big fan of designing interdisciplinary projects and using art as a tool to enhance academic growth in other subjects. I know that differentiated instruction according to the individual students' interests, needs and learning styles is the key to every child's academic progress. 

I’ve chosen a career in Art Education because I want to make a difference in students’ lives. I believe that every child is gifted, and it is my job as an educator to help kids discover their hidden talents. I believe that every student can be creative, artistic and successful if exposed to the right environment. My goal as an Art teacher is to create such an environment where all students' talents can blossom.