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Spring Art Show & Concert

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Westside Christian High School’s Performing and Fine Arts students will be having their Spring Concert and Art Show tonight, May 21st, at Westside. The Art Show begins at 6:00 p.m. in the Commons, followed by the Concert in the Gym at 7:00 p.m.

The concert will feature four award-winning ensembles:

  • The Concert Choir (for the 12th consecutive year) won the 2018 OSAA 3A State Choir Championship on May 3rd!
  • The Concert Band (in its second year of existence) captured the 2018 OSAA 3A State Band Championship on May 9th!
  • Soli Deo Gloria had another great year and finished second at the Pleasant Hill Jazz Festival! on April 21st!
  • Adult Supervision, a barbershop quartet made up of three Westside students and Mr. Fox, finished second at the Oregon State Barbershop Quartet Contest on April 7th!

This will be the final time this school year to see and hear these ensembles perform a full concert, including the numbers that won them their awards. Make every effort to join us for the celebration. Cookies and drinks will follow as we lift up a toast to the students for an incredible year of music-making!

St. Johns Bridge

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Intro Art students recently completed 2 group paintings: St. Johns Bridge Westbound and Eastbound. Take a look at their impressive (collective) pieces below!

Nain Emery & St. Johns bound west

Nain Emery & St. Johns bound west

Lang Kanyer & St. Johns eastbound

Lang Kanyer & St. Johns eastbound

Polyhedron Design

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Westside’s Digital Design class put multiple skills to great use in a recent project designing multi-sided polyhedron 3D shapes. These creative creations were displayed in the hall by the Art room.

Take a look!

BB-8 inspired? Perhaps!

BB-8 inspired? Perhaps!

A long line of polyhedrons.

A long line of polyhedrons.

Advanced Art: Ceramic Vessels

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Juniors Dylan Maguire & Isaiah McMahan in the creative flow.

Juniors Dylan Maguire & Isaiah McMahan in the creative flow.

Combining applied arts with fine art, Advanced Art students are creatively integrating form and function to design an original ceramic vessel. After reviewing their sketches with the teacher, they proceed to make their bowls, cups, vases, planters, etc.

First, students are busy wedging their clay, which is a prerequisite to all ceramic projects in order to evenly distribute the clay’s consistency as well as eliminate air pockets. They then use hand building techniques such as slab building, draping, molding, and also have the option to throw on the wheel if they so choose to.

In process currently are a few future masterpieces!

Original ceramic vessel work in Advanced Art class.

Original ceramic vessel work in Advanced Art class.

WCHS Christmas Concert

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Come enjoy Westside’s annual Christmas Concert and Art Show on Monday, December 11th. The Art Show starts at 6pm, and the Christmas Concert at 7pm.

We hope to see you there!

The Book of Mark Art

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The Gospel of Mark is such a unique book in the Bible! It is a quick tour through the life of Christ. We have been using this text in Sophomore Bible as a way to find out more about Christ and hopefully begin to let His life change our own.

We have been reading the text, summarizing the text, acting it out, and yes, even drawing it! Local scholar Tim Mackie from The Bible Project says that drawing the Scriptures is a great way to remember the Scriptures. So as we have been reading through Mark’s Gospel I have asked the students to draw what they are learning. Here is the fruit of their labor!

Sophomore students reading, studying, and then acting it out!

Sophomore students reading, studying, and then acting it out!

 

Some impressive artistic profiles of student drawings from Mark.

Some impressive artistic profiles of student drawings from Mark.

 

Jane Eyre Art

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Ashlyn Carlisle

Ashlyn Carlisle

In a creative choice project, a handful of AP Lit students used art as their medium after reading Jane Eyre. As a culminating project, students chose to create a work of art, write character journals, write and perform original songs or poems, or ‘teach’ about a modern theme from the novel through a Ted Talk and presentation.

Take a look as some of the impressive artwork from our seniors below!

 

 

 

Bailey McKay

Bailey McKay

Kaley Cross

Kaley Cross

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sarah Moshofsky

Sarah Moshofsky

Abbie Nieuwstraten

Abbie Nieuwstraten

 

Kylee Wiseman & American Birding

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American Birding Association: October 2017 Kylee Wiseman (ABA.org)

American Birding Association: October 2017 Kylee Wiseman (ABA.org)

Artwork from 2017 Westside grad Kylee Wiseman was recently highlighted (on the cover!) of one of the premier birding magazines, American Birding. An incredible artist, and herself an avid birder, what an honor for Kylee’s work to be a feature of their October 2017 issue.

Congratulations Kylee!

 

Starling Female Durland Kylee Wiseman (ABA.org)

Starling Female Kylee Wiseman (ABA.org)

 

Starling Male Kylee Wiseman (ABA.org)

Starling Male Kylee Wiseman (ABA.org)

Welcome Hannah Koh

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Hannah Koh

Hannah Koh

Hannah will be joining the WCHS team and teaching Intro to Art, Advanced Art, AP Studio Art, Digital Design, and Yearbook.

I have been teaching high school for 7 years, and love it! I have my BA in Bible and Theology from Biola, my teaching license for Art from UCLA, and am currently working on my MA in Bible and Theology at Western Seminary in Portland. I love teaching at a Christian school because it allows the unique freedom to teach and create art with joy, purpose and meaning as artists ourselves created in God’s image.

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