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Westside’s Kylee Wiseman, an accomplished artist and avid birder, had her work featured on the blog of one of her favorite bird photographers. What an honor, congratulations Kylee!
Congratulations to our Spring Art Show winners! The evening was a fantastic collection of phenomenal artwork!
Spring Art Show Winners
Best Photography- Clara Adams, Children of Thailand
Best Traditional Media- Grace Biggs, Scratchboard Canyon
Best Mixed Media- Emma Jane Phillips, We All Have a Story
Best 3-Dimensional Artwork- Harry Tang, Donald Trump Mug
Best Artwork from Digital Design Class- Jessica Beighle, Chicago, Photoshop
Best Artwork from Introduction to Art- Anna Laporte, Afghan Girl Scratchboard
Best Artwork for Advanced Art- Jonathon Palau, Mixed Media Self Portrait
Best AP Portfolio- Jack Stevens
Best in Show- Kylee Wiseman, Bird Series
Check out some of the wonderful examples of artistic expression displayed by our students at the Spring Art Show. Congratulations to Mrs. Witkowski and all of her students for a magnificent job exploring, learning, and creating in all of the Westside art classes this year!
Students in the Advanced Art class have been working on some ceramics in recent weeks. Take a look at some impressive pencil holders, bowls, and watering troughs below!
Students recently completed a screen printing project in Introduction to Art. Students were required to create 4 prints total. A self portrait, 3 or more color prints, a positive and negative print of the same item, and something of their choice.
After watching videos related to snow sculptures, Introduction and Advanced Art students created their own snow sculptures for a Digital Learning Day assignment. Sculptures has to meet a required size and could not be a snowman.
The annual Winter Art Show showcased hundreds of student work from the Introduction, Advanced, AP Art and Digital Design classes. Students nominated their peers artwork for each category and looked for works that captured their attention in beauty, subject matter, technical skill, intent of the work, and creativity. Head of School, Dr. Miller, also presented Principal’s Awards to students who stood out in art technique and creativity. In total, 10 awards were given to students and their work. Congratulations to all recognized works!
Student voted awards:
Best Digital Media: Jack Wilson, Inception/ Photoshop
Best Drawing: Mary Nordland, Emma/ Graphite
Best Mixed Media: Gabriela Sears, Smooshed Leaves/ pressed leaves, flowers, fabric, paper
Best Painting Bei Kai Nan, Chairman Mao/ Acrylic
Best in Show: Weitong Shang, Lingyin Mountain 2016/ pen, Chinese ink and brush, rice paper
Weitong Shang, Hangzhou/ pen, marker, watercolor, chinese traditional sketching on rice paper
Kylee Wiseman, Watercolor Stuffed Animal Still Life/ Watercolor
Grace Biggs, Doodle for Google, What I see for the Future/Marker
Mary Nordlund, Gentleman/ Graphite
Jack Wilson: Jack Wilson, Inception, Photoshop
Art students participated in the National Doodle for Google competition where any K-12 student can submit a creative Google design for a chance to win prizes and have their doodle on google.com. Doodles must fit this years contest theme: What I See for the Future. Introduction, Advanced and AP Studio Art students brainstormed ideas as a class and then created their futuristic designs with applied markers, pencils, pen, watercolor, and colored pencils. A total of 53 students will be recognized and announced by March 1, 2017.
At Google, we think about what’s next. We aim to make the future world a better place by building technology, investing in initiatives and making the Internet more accessible for everyone.
With out 9th annual Doodle 4 Google contest we’re asking kids to imagine what possibilities await in the years to come and to represent that vision through their art. In other words, we’re asking that this year’s doodles explain “What I see for the future…”
Last week art students did an activity called ‘collaborative art’ where they looked at a variety of objects and represented them in some way on their paper with a drawing material of their choice. Each student spent anywhere from 2-5 minutes working on each artwork and were asked to rotate around the room, resulting in every student working on each piece of paper. The goal of this exercise is to remind students that everyone has value, and each bring a unique perspective, level of creativity, artistic skill set, and ideas to the class.