The Visual Arts Department is looking forward to a great year. We have expanded in a few areas since last year.
As our numbers have grown considerably, we have a new .6 art teacher. I’m pleased to introduce Ms. Susan Teal; she will be teaching 3 sections of Art 1. When you get the chance welcome Ms. Teal into the WHS community. She will be teaching in rooms 1243 and 1247.
The Visual Arts Department has a new office space in room 1236. It is quite a bit of a mess right now but I’m sure we can work some magic over the next few weeks to put everything in it’s place.
Art Club meets every Thursday after school from 2:05-3:30 in room 1243. Art Club is open to everyone and there is no fee to join. Stop by after school on Thursday, September 13 for our first meeting. If you have any questions talk to Mrs Schilling or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fright Night is coming to the Galvin Auditorium on the afternoon-evening of Thursday, October 25 featuring two showings at 4:00 and 7:00 of student made horror films. This is an awesome event, where you can check out some incredible student films created in the Video Production Classes. Admission to the movies is $5.00.
Before or after the movies you can stroll on down to the Beebe Library steps to see over 200 student-carved pumpkins created by WHS Art students. This tradition has been going on for 20 years and is always a popular, well attended event. Student-made treats from the Culinary Arts Classes including pumpkin whoopie pies, caramel apples, and chocolate chip cookies will also be available for sale in front of the library.
The Fright Night videos have been posted to the WHSTV YouTube channel. Please head over to check them out!
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.
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!
Art 2 students Joy Patel, Joanne Gallardo, Julia Brown, Hannah Filleul, Helen Salvatore, Justin Nguyen, Cecelia Colliton, Mikayla Coombs, Kaitlyn Newbegin, Kellianne Conlon, and Sofia Barrett are designing and carving their pumpkins in preparation for Fright Night October 29. The Carved Jack o Lantern display will be set up and lit by 5:00 pm. Hope to see you there!
The WHS Art Club went downtown yesterday to decorate the windows of the newly established Albion Cultural Exchange Building, formally known as the Light Department Building. Art Club students painted both inside and outside as preparation for Fright Night, October 29, 2015. Fright Night this year will offer four separate events for residents of all ages. There will be trick or treating from 4:00-6:00, an art display from 4:00-9:00, a carved pumpkin display from 5:00-9:00 and a student horror film festival with two screenings at 4:30 and 7:00.
*Trick or Treat Pick up your Trick or Treat bag and a map at the Albion Cultural Exchange, 9 Albion Street starting at 4:00.
*Art Exhibit The Arts Collaborative of Wakefield will host an Art Exhibit at the Albion Cultural Exchange on 9 Albion Street. The exhibit will be open from 4:00-9:00 and feature a wide variety of art on display from local artists who are members of the ACW as well as selected art from WHSVisual Art.
*Carved Pumpkin Display on the steps of the Lucius Beebe Library from 5:00-9:00, featuring the artwork of the WHSVisual Arts Department and GMS Art Club. Pumpkins are lit at 5:00. Want to be a part of this event? Bring your carved pumpkin down to the library to add to the display or just come down to help set up.
*WHSTV Film Festival Galvin Middle School, Veteran’s Auditorium, 525 Main Street, at 4:30 and 7:00. WHSTV presents their annual student horror film festival, featuring films created by students in the WHS Television program and the third installment of the Thrillogy!!! written, produced and acted by WHS staff members. Catch up with part 1 and Part 2 on Youtube and get ready for the conclusion on Fright Night.
“When you stare into the ABerecz” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BPeTKjXvMnk and
“The Sequel” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5aTnGU0-bDg
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.
Both Graphic Design classes participated in a quick activity to learn some new tools in Photoshop by making themselves into zombies! One tutorial was provided to them and they could use the tools they have already learned plus Googled tutorials to further expand their knowledge of Photoshop.
The results are frighteningly awesome! Viewer beware, some of these are pretty ghastly!