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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. .

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!

WHSArt Holiday Window Painting 2017

WHSArt Holiday Window Painting 2017

Fright Night is October 26, 2017

Fright Night is October 26, 2017

What is Fright Night? Hosted by the Wakefield High School Visual Arts Department, Fright Night is a Carved Pumpkin Display on the steps of the Beebe Library and a Horror Film Festival at the Galvin Auditorium.

Carved Pumpkin Display

WHS Art students are working on carved pumpkins designs for display on the steps of the Beebe Library from 6-8. Anyone, including middle and elementary school students, parents and teachers who would like to add a pumpkin to the display can bring their creation at 5:45 to the Library steps.

WHS TV Horror Film Fest at the Galvin Auditorium (rated pg 13)

There are two showings at 4:00 and then again at 7:00pm of the WHSTV students horror films. This is a PG13 event and costs $5.00 admission.


Constantine a finalist in the Adobe Premiere “Make the Cut” Contest

Constantine a finalist in the Adobe Premiere “Make the Cut” Contest

Wakefield High Schools TV Production teacher Mr Chris Constantine is a finalist in the Adobe Premiere Pro 25th Anniversary “Make the Cut” Contest and he needs your vote! This is very exciting as it is a global competition. The video is featured in a playlist on the Adobe Creative Cloud YouTube channel. Public voting is from May 1, 2017 through May 5, 2017 by clicking the “thumbs up” button under the video on the YouTube Page. There is a limit of one vote per person/email address per Finalist entry, per day.
Watch his video below. Mr Constantine is Finalist_022: