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First Thursday Downtown features WHSVisual ARts

First Thursday Downtown features WHSVisual ARts

 

 

The Wakefield High School Visual Arts Department is partnering with the Albion Cultural Exchange to host First Thursday Downtown on June 1 from 6:00-8:00 pm.  This event will be the last art exhibit for the 2016-2017 school year. It is very exciting to host this event that will feature artwork from juniors, sophomores and freshman 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 Arts Night which was in April.

“Art students are constantly creating and it is very exciting to be able to show off their most recent work,” said Joy Schilling WHSVisual Arts Coordinator. Included in this exhibit will be cardboard sculptures, linoleum prints, paper maché figures and masks, portraits, graphic design work and ceramics.

First Thursday is a great opportunity for the public to see the great things that are happening in the Wakefield Arts Community. Hope to see you on Thursday night.

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.

Visual Arts Day/Night Virtual Slideshow

Visual Arts Day/Night Virtual Slideshow

April 7 & 8, 2016

Art One Figure Sculpting

Art One Figure Sculpting

Two of the Art One classes just completed their figure drawing sculptures. This project included several steps including making the project out of wire, covering it with tape and then covering it with plaster. They were then sprayed bronze to simulate bronze casting. Students added ‘accessories’ to emphasize what position they chose to put their figure in.

The main goal of creating the figures was to learn about body proportions. For example, the average person’s length from head to top of legs is the same length as their legs and your arms are long enough to touch the middle of your thighs. Having the figures in proportion from the beginning allowed students to move them into realistic positions. Each figure had to stand or rest in a natural position – it was quite the challenge!

Students learned about Alberto Giacometti’s ‘Three Men Walking’ as well as Edgar Degas’ ‘Little Dancer of Fourteen Years’ bronze sculptures and used them as inspiration for their works. They end result was fabulous!

Massachusetts State Frameworks: Visual Art
PreK–12 STANDARD 1: Methods, Materials, and Techniques
     1.10 Use electronic technology for reference and for creating original work
PreK–12 STANDARD 2: Elements and Principles of Design
     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

Studio Art 1 – Observational Value Drawings

Studio Art 1 – Observational Value Drawings
Studio Art 1 – Observational Value Drawings

Studio Art 1 students have been very busy since the beginning of the school year. The students began discussing the elements of art, and now have gone into depth with the element “Value’. Students have used both graphite and white charcoal while observing their own paper sculptures and then worked with a value range to create their final product. The introduction of the tortillion (blending stick) has been an exciting tool for many to use on their projects.

Objectives for the students were as follows:

  • Students will use their observational skill to illustrate the details of their paper sculpture.

  • Students will create the full value scale to turn their flat shape into form. Utilizing graphite for the paper sculpture and white charcoal for their airplane drawing.

Massachusetts Visual Arts Standards

2.14 Review systems of visualizing information and depicting space and volume, for example, scale and vanishing point, linear, atmospheric, and isometric perspective; and create works using these systems
3.8 Create representational 2D artwork from direct observation and from memory that convincingly portrays 3D space and the objects and people within that space

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.

Art 1 Color Study Triptych

Art 1 Color Study Triptych

Happy New Year!

The last project of 2014 was a color study and Art 1’s first introduction to painting. The students picked a single color and based three colors schemes around it. They created a triptych painting which is a painting in three panels. One panel was monochromatic, another complementary and the last was analogous.

Nice job, Art 1!

 

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!

Art 1 Distorted Portraits

Art 1 Distorted Portraits

In Term 4, the Art 1 students selected a famous portrait, or a portrait of someone they knew. With the use of the grid technique, the medium choice of charcoal or pencil, they went ahead and distorted their portraits and integrated a solid value scale. These students have come such a long way with their work this year, and this is a great example of their improvement. Great work Art 1!