This years Blitz! Film Festival showcased some great student films. Students had one weekend to write, shoot, and edit a short video that included the following elements:
Character Name: E. Schmidt (Professional Bowler)
Prop: Roll of Toilet Paper
Line: “But wait, what do I do with this?”
The videos also included 2 randomly selected pieces of music that were given at the beginning of the weekend. This years videos showed some great talent with camera operating, editing, acting and the use of a fantastic prop. Check out the other Blitz! 2014 videos on our YouTube channel WHSTV15. Also, make your way over to some past Blitz! Film Festival videos submitted by the WHSTV alumni.
In Term 2, our Ceramic students worked again in hand building. They were asked to recreate a delicious piece of food, and make it as realistic as possible. I think they look great, just don’t try to eat them!
Alexis Valeriani Strawberry
Keigan Cotie Fortune Cookies
Morgan Pistorino Ice Cream Cookie
Nick Atwater Dragon Fruit
Handwriting is still taught in schools, but recently the time spent teaching it has fallen dramatically. Even where taught, it is soon replaced by typing, for most assignments. is no longer emphasized in elementary schools. My memories of 3rd grade involve practice of cursive on large lined paper and timed math fact tests. 3rd graders now already use laptops and keyboards, developing a high skill and preference for typing.
Calligraphy, which the dictionary defines as the art of fine handwriting and dates back to ancient China, is at least 4,000 years old. I’d never go as far as saying the pen is dead or that handwriting will disappear, but it certainly poses a question as to its future. Art 2 students at WHS have learned the Celtic Alphabet and how to draw Celtic knots. Here are some examples of our class work.
During second term, Art One focused on color. The color wheel project was done in colored pencil, reviewed tints and shades and also introduced different types of symmetry. Their final radial designs came out great!