On view: Johnson's Mosaics at NHS ARTifacts Gallery

Mosaic Project 2019

January 24 – February 24, 2020


Students In Mr. Johnson’s Western Civilization class researched ancient Roman mosaics as part of their exploration of Roman History and created reproductions. Students were evaluated on their research and artistic creations including authenticity, technique and creativity. 


Students created the tesseraes or tiles out of old magazines. The color saturation of the pictures in the magazines give the final mosaics texture and depth. The mosaics in this collection were selected through student voting and represent some of the best mosaics in terms of authenticity, effort, and creativity.

Reception photos: Artist-in-residence Jeanette Clawson at Sheboygan North High School & student poetry reading

On January 16, the art department hosted its 11th artist-in-residence reception at the NHS ARTifacts Gallery. This semester our staff and students had the opportunity to work with artist Jeanette Clawson.

Senior Hailey G wrote two poems in response to the artist’s mixed media works.

First poem

Rolling and turning

Growing and molding

Never completable 

And end never attainable

Second poem

Piece by piece step by step

There’s never a start never a finish

Day by day growth goes on

Never a beginning never an end

Never completion

Only progression

North High art student featured in SchoolArts Magazine

Congratulations to senior Ashley E for being published in the February 2020 issue of SchoolArts Magazine. You can find her work in the Clip Card section of this issue. 

February 2020 Issue of SchoolArts Magazine
Colored pencil USPS large scale postage stamp. Currently on exhibit at the Sheboygan Post Office.

About SchoolArts Magazine

SchoolArts is a national art education magazine committed to promoting excellence, advocacy, and professional support for educators in the visual arts.

Ceramic Workshop for North High Staff

On January 16, the art department hosted its first hands-on workshop for North High staff & teachers with the assistance from members of the National Art Honor Society. The workshop is divided into two sessions. The first session was to create a clay wall pocket. The second session, which will take place on February 6th is the glazing of the bisque ware.


North High Art Students State & Milwaukee Art Museum Bound 2020

“Power” by Lily-rose B

Congratulations to Senior Lily-rose B. Her photograph titled, “Power”, will be receiving a Silver Key Award at Milwaukee Art Museum as part of the 2020 Scholastic Art Exhibition. Her work will be on display at the art museum. She will be recognized in early February. Over 1,500 students entries are submitted from across the state. About a third are selected for this highly anticipated student art exhibition.


Congratulations to the following art students: Abigail O, Jasmine S, Alexander T, Dior R, Ted W, and Abbey X. Their art work will advanced to the state exhibition at the Rotunda in Madison in early March. Junior Abbey X will be receiving a regional art award at the Neville Public Museum in Green Bay this weekend.


March is Youth Art Month.

Youth Art Month is a month of promoting art and art education in the United States. It is observed in March, with thousands of American schools participating, often with the involvement of local art museums and civic organizations.

Scientific Illustrator, Rebecca Jabs, visits North High Art Department

Manitowoc-based scientific illustrator, Rebecca Jabs, visited our advanced art courses today.

Rebecca graduated in 2016 from the Science Illustration Graduate Program at California State University at Monterey Bay, following eight years as a K-12 Art teacher in the Manitowoc Public School District. Rebecca freelances from her home studio.

Working both large and small across a variety of digital and traditional media, Rebecca’s work is an observation of nature with a hint of narrative. She gathers her inspiration through exploration of wild places, hours of birdwatching, and a desire to learn the names and relationships between the flora and fauna encountered.

Throughout the 2019-2020 school year, we’ll be hosting more local artists from our community.

Visit www.rebeccajabs.com to see Rebecca’s illustrations.