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What did WHS Visual Arts do during quarantine?

What did WHS Visual Arts do during quarantine?

School may have been closed but WHSVisual Arts created art and video.

1. Twelve TV Production students qualified for certification as Black Magic DaVinci Resolve Editors. 

To become certified, students completed online training, tested and scored above an 85.  Black Magic DaVinci Resolve is an innovative tool for editing including the revolutionary new cut page, visual effects, motion graphics, color correction and audio post production, all in a single application. Black Magic was designed specifically for editors working on high end fast turn around work such as television commercials and news cutting. It’s an alternate edit page with a streamlined interface and revolutionary new tools that allow you to import, edit, trim, add transitions, titles, automatically match color, mix audio and more. The cut page has everything you need to get the job done, all in one place. Plus, the regular edit page is still available so you can switch between edit and cut pages to change editing style right in the middle of a job. 

 2. Chopp’d the WHSTV & Culinary Edition

For years, TV Production teacher Jonathan Berecz and Culinary Arts Teacher Susan Lacy have been talking about creating a cooking show and the quarantine provided the opportunity for them to create six episodes of Chopp’d. Each week, Lacy posted the required ingredients, Berecz provided tips on how to get the best video from your phone and what happened after that is now history. A variety of teachers and even a few brave students recorded themselves in their kitchens cooking a meal using a few required ingredients. “Challenge accepted Lacy”  Here is the link to the Chopp’d Playlist

3. The Getty Museum Challenge The challenge was inspired by the artworks from the J. Paul Getty Museum collection. Art2 and Photo students selected and recreated  famous works of art using family members and pets. Here is the link to the virtual gallery

4. Virtual Art Galleries replace Arts Night 

Mrs Schilling, Mrs McKenna, and Mrs Teal worked with a virtual art gallery program called Artsteps to create a virtual showcase of student work. Here are the links. Please be patient while the presentation loads, it might take a few minutes. Once it’s loaded click on the guided tour, sit back and enjoy.

Mrs Schilling’s Art 2 Student Showcase

Mrs. McKenna’s Studio Art 1 Student Showcase

Mrs. McKenna’s Ceramic 1 Student Showcase

Mrs. McKenna’s Ceramic 2 Student Showcase

Mrs. McKenna’s Honors Illustration Student Showcase

Mrs. Teal Art1 and Art2 Student Showcase

5. AP Studio Art students submit their portfolios to the College Board

The AP Studio Art students this year are Retta Carroll, Paige Carlson, Kayleigh Callanan, Taylor Phillips, Connor Chan, Kyra Hoffman, Ruchi Patel, John Ruggiero (the only junior), Tyler Herson and David Root. So many of you would have attended the traditional gallery show at the Albion Cultural Exchange to celebrate. Mrs. Giannotti created a video of the artists talking about their work. Here is the link to the video on YouTube and also on Facebook on Wakefield Visual Arts.

6. Intro to Film & Video students produce at home

The Intro to Film & Video students produced short videos while at home.  With some limitations with technology, most students were able to write a script, record shots and edit the video right on their phone. Be sure to check out the “How to Make Popcorn” with the “How to…” video project along with the B-Roll Challenge where students recorded and edited static shots of various locations in their homes. .

WHSArt presents a First Thursday Art Exhibit at the Albion Cultural Exchange

WHSArt presents a First Thursday Art Exhibit at the Albion Cultural Exchange

The Wakefield High School Visual Arts Department is partnering with the Albion Cultural Exchange to host First Thursday Downtown on June 6 from 6:00-8:00 pm.  This event will be the last art exhibit for the 2018-2019 school year. It is very exciting to host this event featuring artwork from juniors, sophomores and freshmen art students at WHS.  The seniors have left the building and now it is time for the underclassmen to showcase their talents.

The projects for this upcoming show have been created in the past 6 weeks since Visual Arts Night that was in April. “Art students are constantly creating and it is important to show off their most recent work,” said Joy Schilling WHSVisual Arts Coordinator.  Included in this exhibit will be linoleum prints, copper tooling, paper maché masks, portraits, graphic design work and ceramics. First Thursday is a perfect opportunity for the public to see the great things that are happening in the Wakefield Arts Community.  Hope to see you on Thursday Night.

Look for WHSArt at the Cultural Exchange this weekend

Look for WHSArt at the Cultural Exchange this weekend

The Arts Collaborative of Wakefield and Albion Cultural Exchange (ACE) are excited to announce the second annual Art & edibles exhibit, a three-day celebration of food-inspired art creations and art-inspired food innovations. Taking place at the ACE Center at 9 Albion St. in Downtown Wakefield, the exhibit is free of charge and open to food and art lovers of all ages on the following dates and times:

– Thursday, March 7, 6 pm – 8pm.

– Friday, March 8, 6 pm – 8pm.

– Saturday, March 9, 10 am – 1pm.

WHSArt is represented in the exhibit with selected art from Art 2 students and 14 ceramic artists.

Fright Night was a success!

Fright Night was a success!

WHSVisual Arts Fright night is an annual event featuring Carved Pumpkins by WHSVisual Art students, horror movies made by WHSTV students, and baked goods made by Culinary.




Click here to watch the 2018 Fright Night Films!

Do you think it smells like pumpkins?

Do you think it smells like pumpkins?

Fright Night is Thursday, October 25, 2018.


Fright Night is Thursday featuring WHSTV Horror Films at the Galvin Auditorium at 4:00 and 7:00pm and a carved pumpkin display at the Beebe Library. Pictured are Art 2 students Liliana Carioli, Jessica Maffe, Nicole Miller, Emmy Murphy, Grace Goodchild, Erin Mulcahy, Giusi Maniscalco, Bella D’Ambrosio, Rachel Pearlman, and Celia Casale getting ready to carve their pumpkins.