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What did WHS Visual Arts do during quarantine?

What did WHS Visual Arts do during quarantine?

School may have been closed but WHSVisual Arts created art and video.

1. Twelve TV Production students qualified for certification as Black Magic DaVinci Resolve Editors. 

To become certified, students completed online training, tested and scored above an 85.  Black Magic DaVinci Resolve is an innovative tool for editing including the revolutionary new cut page, visual effects, motion graphics, color correction and audio post production, all in a single application. Black Magic was designed specifically for editors working on high end fast turn around work such as television commercials and news cutting. It’s an alternate edit page with a streamlined interface and revolutionary new tools that allow you to import, edit, trim, add transitions, titles, automatically match color, mix audio and more. The cut page has everything you need to get the job done, all in one place. Plus, the regular edit page is still available so you can switch between edit and cut pages to change editing style right in the middle of a job. 

 2. Chopp’d the WHSTV & Culinary Edition

For years, TV Production teacher Jonathan Berecz and Culinary Arts Teacher Susan Lacy have been talking about creating a cooking show and the quarantine provided the opportunity for them to create six episodes of Chopp’d. Each week, Lacy posted the required ingredients, Berecz provided tips on how to get the best video from your phone and what happened after that is now history. A variety of teachers and even a few brave students recorded themselves in their kitchens cooking a meal using a few required ingredients. “Challenge accepted Lacy”  Here is the link to the Chopp’d Playlist https://bit.ly/2MF4DhI

3. The Getty Museum Challenge The challenge was inspired by the artworks from the J. Paul Getty Museum collection. Art2 and Photo students selected and recreated  famous works of art using family members and pets. Here is the link to the virtual gallery  http://tiny.cc/e58cqz

4. Virtual Art Galleries replace Arts Night 

Mrs Schilling, Mrs McKenna, and Mrs Teal worked with a virtual art gallery program called Artsteps to create a virtual showcase of student work. Here are the links. Please be patient while the presentation loads, it might take a few minutes. Once it’s loaded click on the guided tour, sit back and enjoy.

Mrs Schilling’s Art 2 Student Showcase https://tinyurl.com/y9c2hkfl

Mrs. McKenna’s Studio Art 1 Student Showcase https://www.artsteps.com/view/5eb8255414274c2cd4e1e245

Mrs. McKenna’s Ceramic 1 Student Showcase https://www.artsteps.com/view/5eb9cba0a0a42242d9e0b972

Mrs. McKenna’s Ceramic 2 Student Showcase https://www.artsteps.com/view/5eb4613f77b4156f9ba90d42

Mrs. McKenna’s Honors Illustration Student Showcase https://www.artsteps.com/view/5ea9d5f577b4156f9ba3fe63

Mrs. Teal Art1 and Art2 Student Showcase https://www.artsteps.com/view/5e84d1b1fef0d01827b10761

5. AP Studio Art students submit their portfolios to the College Board

The AP Studio Art students this year are Retta Carroll, Paige Carlson, Kayleigh Callanan, Taylor Phillips, Connor Chan, Kyra Hoffman, Ruchi Patel, John Ruggiero (the only junior), Tyler Herson and David Root. So many of you would have attended the traditional gallery show at the Albion Cultural Exchange to celebrate. Mrs. Giannotti created a video of the artists talking about their work. Here is the link to the video on YouTube and also on Facebook on Wakefield Visual Arts.

6. Intro to Film & Video students produce at home

The Intro to Film & Video students produced short videos while at home.  With some limitations with technology, most students were able to write a script, record shots and edit the video right on their phone. Be sure to check out the “How to Make Popcorn” with the “How to…” video project along with the B-Roll Challenge where students recorded and edited static shots of various locations in their homes. .

WHS Ceramics to display at Art & edibles Exhibit – Where Art, Food, and Community come together.

WHS Ceramics to display at Art & edibles Exhibit – Where Art, Food, and Community come together.
A few examples of the ceramic food project created by WHS Visual ARt students:
Peach- Bridget Noell, Banana- Liam Bry, and Avocado- Nora Markham.

WHS Visual ARts Ceramics students have been  invited to take part in the Arts Collaborative of Wakefield’s third annual Art & edibles exhibit. Since the beginning of the school year, Ceramic students have been working with clay, learning about wedging, glazing, and hand building techniques such as test tiles, pinch pots, joined vessels, and coil construction.  Successful hand building is based on quality craftsmanship and glazing is vital to the success of the finished piece. To showcase what they have learned, students were asked to recreate some type of food out of clay, and to make it as realistic as possible. Approximately 30 projects will be included in the show.

The public is invited to this free exhibit on Thursday, February 27 from 6 – 8pm; Friday, February 28 from 6 – 8pm; and Saturday, February 29 from 10am – 2pm at the Albion Cultural Exchange,  9 Albion Street in downtown Wakefield. 

Art & edibles features the work of 20 Arts Collaborative of Wakefield artists who have been creating “food inspired art”.  Select works will be available for sale to attendees that include pieces for custom gifts, decorations, or new pieces to add to your collection.

Complimenting the food inspired art will be food for visitors to eat. Zuzu’s Café will provide appetizers and there will also be food tastings, discussions, and interactive cooking demonstrations by local restaurants and purveyors. The Savings Bank of Wakefield is sponsoring the event.

Local resident, Wendy Dennis, will be doing cooking demonstrations at 6:45 on Thursday and at 7 on Friday. Neighbor’s Acres Farm will present “Meet the Micro-Greens Maker” on Friday at 6:30. Closing out the exhibit on Saturday  at 11am, Grateful Tastes, will present “Meet the Maker” with a discussion about how to make jams & jellies using local ingredients.

The Albion Cultural Exchange, the Arts Collaborative of Wakefield and WHS Visual Arts hope to see you at the show.  

Look for WHSArt at the Cultural Exchange this weekend

Look for WHSArt at the Cultural Exchange this weekend

The Arts Collaborative of Wakefield and Albion Cultural Exchange (ACE) are excited to announce the second annual Art & edibles exhibit, a three-day celebration of food-inspired art creations and art-inspired food innovations. Taking place at the ACE Center at 9 Albion St. in Downtown Wakefield, the exhibit is free of charge and open to food and art lovers of all ages on the following dates and times:

– Thursday, March 7, 6 pm – 8pm.

– Friday, March 8, 6 pm – 8pm.

– Saturday, March 9, 10 am – 1pm.

WHSArt is represented in the exhibit with selected art from Art 2 students and 14 ceramic artists.

Fright Night was a success!

Fright Night was a success!

WHSVisual Arts Fright night is an annual event featuring Carved Pumpkins by WHSVisual Art students, horror movies made by WHSTV students, and baked goods made by Culinary.




Click here to watch the 2018 Fright Night Films!

Monster Mugs

Monster Mugs

Ceramics students put the FUN in functional with a playful project that teaches the basics of ceramic hand building.

Do you think it smells like pumpkins?

Do you think it smells like pumpkins?

Fright Night is Thursday, October 25, 2018.


Fright Night is Thursday featuring WHSTV Horror Films at the Galvin Auditorium at 4:00 and 7:00pm and a carved pumpkin display at the Beebe Library. Pictured are Art 2 students Liliana Carioli, Jessica Maffe, Nicole Miller, Emmy Murphy, Grace Goodchild, Erin Mulcahy, Giusi Maniscalco, Bella D’Ambrosio, Rachel Pearlman, and Celia Casale getting ready to carve their pumpkins.

3D House Designs

3D House Designs

Multimedia Presentation students had the task of creating their houses in a three-dimensional environment. After sketching every angle of their house, students were then able to add incredible detail to help shape their design in the 3d world. From windows to doorknobs, students worked hard adding appropriate colors, textures and detail to their final designs. Artists: Gabriel Sanders, Christopher Beaudoin and Kevin O’Neil