Category Archives: Digital Photography

WHS ARt featured at “First Thursday Downtown”

WHS ARt featured at “First Thursday Downtown”
1st ThursdayThe inaugural, “First Thursday Downtown” is scheduled for Thursday June 2, 2016 from 6 to 8 pm. at the Albion Cultural Exchange and will feature young up and coming artists from the Wakefield High School Visual Arts Department.
“On May 19 we showcased the work of our graduating seniors and now it’s time to present our upcoming talent.” said Joy Schilling of the Wakefield High School Visual Arts Department and Albion Cultural Exchange Committee.  The Albion Cultural Exchange has an open main floor gallery with natural light pouring in from palladium windows and is in the heart of Downtown Wakefield at 9 Albion Street.
First Thursday’s Downtown is just beginning and the Albion Cultural Exchange is looking to add in various monthly community partners to participate in First Thursday’s Downtown.  If your business or organization is interested in participating, please contact the Cultural Exchange through the website www.albionculturalexchange.org or by attending one of our events.
First Thursday’s Downtown is brought to you by the Albion Cultural Exchange.

Digital Photography Golden Hour

Digital Photography Golden Hour

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In photography, the golden hour (sometimes known as magic hour, especially in cinematography) is a period shortly after sunrise or before sunset during which daylight is redder and softer than when the Sun is higher in the sky.

Students had to plan the correct time to acquire images that best exhibited golden hour lighting.

Massachusetts Frameworks & Learning Standards Tooltip Icon
MA: Arts
MA: Grades 9 – 12
Visual Arts
1.9 Demonstrate the ability to create 2D and 3D works that show knowledge of unique characteristics of particular media, materials, and tools
1.10 Use electronic technology for reference and for creating original work
2.12 Apply knowledge of color theory to a project focusing on the use of complementary colors. Be able to use values of colors in wet and dry media to create the illusion of 3D form on a 2D surface
2.15 Create artwork that demonstrates understanding of the elements and principles of design in establishing a point of view, a sense of space, or a mood
3.10 Create 2D and 3D images that are original, convey a distinct point of view, and communicate ideas
4.9 Demonstrate the ability to conceptualize, organize, and complete long-term projects, alone and in group settings
• Conceptualize: plan, generate ideas, make preliminary sketches, participate in discussions, imagine outcomes, and set goals;
• Organize: choose materials and techniques to attain the desired look and feel; maintain work space and personal schedule; review progress of work with others; and revise work appropriately;
• Complete: prepare work for presentation or exhibition
4.10 Demonstrate the ability to develop an idea through multiple stages, responding to criticism and self-assessment
4.12 Choose and prepare artwork for exhibition, and be able to discuss their choices
5.10 Critique their own work, the work of peers, and the work of professional artists, and demonstrate an understanding of the formal, cultural, and historical contexts of the work
MA: Technology Literacy
MA: Grades 9 – 12
Computer Proficiency

Standard 1. Demonstrate proficiency in the use of computers and applications, as well as an understanding of the concepts underlying hardware, software, and connectivity.

G9-12: 1.4 Explain effective backup and recovery strategies.
G9-12: 1.6 Demonstrate keyboarding techniques, including the use of keyboard shortcuts, to complete assignments efficiently and accurately. (For students with disabilities, demonstrate alternate input techniques as appropriate.)
Multimedia and Presentation Tools
G9-12: 1.32 Identify technology tools (e.g., authoring tools) that can be used to create a multimedia product.
G9-12: 1.33 Use a variety of applications to plan, create, and edit multimedia products (e.g., slide presentations, videos, animations, simulations, podcasts).
Research, Prob Solv & Comm
Communication & Collaboration
G9-12: 3.6 Use a variety of media to present information for specific purposes (e.g., reports, research papers, presentations, newsletters, Web sites, podcasts, blogs), citing sources.
G9-12: 3.7 Demonstrate how the use of various techniques and effects (e.g., editing, music, color, rhetorical devices) can be used to convey meaning in media.

Visual Arts Day/Night Virtual Slideshow

Visual Arts Day/Night Virtual Slideshow

April 7 & 8, 2016

Visual and Performing Arts Day was a Success

Visual and Performing Arts Day was a Success

On April 15, 2015 the WHS Visual and Performing Art students presented their talents to grades 1-8 during Visual and Performing Arts Day. VPAD is an annual event when students from middle and elementary school get to see the many courses and activities waiting for them in high school. WHS students were pleased to show off their hard work, display their talent and entertain everyone with their creativity and originality.  

VPAD reinforces the positive impact art has on your life and the world you live in.

Fright Night 2014 is Thursday October 30.

Fright Night 2014 is Thursday October 30.

This photo was taken by a group of photography students. The camera was set on a tripod on the bulb setting. With this setting, the shutter stays open as long as the shutter release button remains depressed.  With the shutter open, a student using a flashlight spelled out “WHS”.  The path of moving light was recorded allowing us to capture the stationary elements, the pumpkins and the library, while blurring the moving elements. The Visual Arts Department is very proud of our students who not only display their creative talents on a consistent basis but are also able to spell words backwards.WHS Pumpkins

VPAD Virtual Tour

VPAD Virtual Tour

Thank you to everyone that came out to see Visual Arts Night and all of the students, faculty and staff that supported us through a day and a half of Visual & Performing Arts Days. We had so much fun and the show was better than ever!

If you could not make it to the show, please enjoy the slideshow below. Think of it as a “virtual tour” through all of the pieces that were on display. Enjoy!

Visual & Performing Arts Day

Visual & Performing Arts Day

Visual & Performing Arts Day is here!

Join us for Visual Arts Night tonight from 6-8 pm at the Americal Civic Center in Wakefield.

We appreciate your support of the arts!

Visual Arts Night 2014!

Visual Arts Night 2014!

Visual Arts Night is quickly approaching! This year we will be partnering with the Arts Collaborative of Wakefield to host two shows at the Americal Civic Center on Wednesday June 11 from 6-8 pm. We are excited to display the awesome work our students have created this year and to have high school students demonstrating techniques in graphic design, illustration, television production, photography and ceramics. We hope to see you there!VAN