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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.
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
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 started with their own personal blank, white, Vans shoe canvas and ended with the one-of-a-kind designer kicks below; most impressive!
Sculpture Art is taking over the Library! Advanced Art Students created a variety of unique and colorful sculpture projects using clay, plastic, acrylic paint, and spray paint. “Sculpture is a challenging art form to create because it forces the student artist to move from a flat, two-dimensional creation process to considering the artwork from all sides,” Mrs. Witkowski.
Highlights from the display include a variety of ceramic candle holders with unique designs, glazed with bright colors and abstract plastic sculptures that represent an emotion through the elements of shape and color.
Congratulations to Sophomore Jack Stevens and Senior Riley Gintz for receiving an Honorable Mention Award at the Oregon Scholastic Art and Writing Awards Competition. Jack was awarded for his oil painting titled Cicindela Formosa and Riley for her Photograph titled Fantasy Dream. Both students are enrolled in the AP 2D Studio Art Course.
The Alliance for Young Artists and Writers identifies teenagers with exceptional artistic and literary talent and brings their remarkable work to a local and national audience through The Scholastic Art and Writing Awards. This program offers early recognition for creative young people and scholarship opportunities for graduating high school seniors. Thousands of students submitted artworks across the state for a chance to be awarded a Gold, Silver, or Honorable Mention in this competition. To be recognized in the state of Oregon is a fantastic honor. Well-done Westside student artists!