Category Archives: Art Department

Fabulous Shoes

Fabulous Shoes

In Ceramics II the students have been hard at work constructing amazing shoes out of clay. Students first designed paper templates. After the paper prototype was constructed students then moved on to clay. Students realized many changes had to be adjusted along the way for the finished product to look  like a realistic shoe. Craftsmanship, and observation were some key components to a successful shoe.

Self Portraits

Self Portraits

Students in the Honors Drawing & Painting class have just finished up with their Self – Portraits. They have worked extremely hard over the last month and a half to complete these portfolio pieces. For most of these students this was their first ever full portrait. I would have to say I am very proud of all their improvements. Keep up the great work!

Joined Vessel “MONSTERS”

Joined Vessel “MONSTERS”

Ceramic 1 students have just completed their hand-building unit for term one. To complete the pinch pot unit, students created a joined vessel monster.

Essential Understandings

  • A successful joined vessel should be considered seamless. Additional pieces could be added to establish a stronger emphasis of the overall composition.

Objective of the project:

– Student monsters must have had at least one eye and a mouth for an opening. Craftsmanship is important in this lesson, as you don’t want any of the added details to break off in construction. Both positive and negative space should be emphasized.

-Lastly students were expected to glaze the monster with 3 or more glaze color choices.

  • Art Elements – Form, Space and Color
  • Principles of Design – Emphasis

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

Fright Night 2016

Fright Night 2016

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The Annual Fright Night Halloween Festival is upon us! Join us for the WHS Art pumpkin carving display downtown at the Beebe Library on October 27 and then head down to the Galvin Auditorium for the WHS TV movies.

The PUMPKIN DISPLAY is from 6:00 – 8:00 PM! The pumpkins will be lit at around 5:00 pm but are best seen when it starts to get dark. Stop by to see the amazing carving work of the WHS Art students!

The WHS TV movies are at 4:30 and 7 pm at the Galvin MIddle School Auditorium! $5 admission!

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**Pumpkins will be available for the public to take at the end of the evening. Students have between 8:00 and 8:30 PM to claim their pumpkins. At 8:30 PM the public can take pumpkins that are not claimed by students!

 

Summer Murals for Science Lecture Hall

Summer Murals for Science Lecture Hall

 

Congratulations to the WHS Art students that participated in the 6th Annual Art Appreciation Program this summer! Most students were working on one of these three murals that will be hung up in the science lecture hall. Awesome job!

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WHSVisual Arts students and alumni helping out the Farmers Market

WHSVisual Arts students and alumni helping out the Farmers Market

Calling all Art students… are you bored with summer yet? Looking for something artistic to do?

Mrs Schilling has a fun project just for you. For the past two days, Visual Arts students and alumni have been working to beautify the Farmers Market shed at Hall Park. These photos show the project in progress. “It’s looking great but is not done yet. I will be there tomorrow at 8:00am with students to continue work on the project. Come down to help out. I would love to see you there.” said Mrs Schilling.

WHS Art is the first “First Thursday Downtown”

WHS Art is the first “First Thursday Downtown”

Wakefield High School Art Department was the first group to display art at the Albion Cultural Exchange “First Thursday Downtown” on June 2, 2016 from 6-8pm. The Cultural Exchange has plans to host an event on the first Thursday of every month for people to come downtown and enjoy local Art, Culture & Commerce in Downtown Wakefield.

Here are some photos from last night’s event. 

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.