Artist Lecture Series | Kay Jelinek Visits North High Art Department (Part I)

Today Sheboygan-based artist, Kay Jelinekvisited my period 6 Drawing/Painting I & Portfolio I art students. Kay is participating in our art department’s Artist Lecture Series. Here are some photos taken from today’s activities. 

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The Artist Lecture Series was created in 2009 as a response to further expose, educate and engage students to the world of art that exists locally and regionally. The premise of this in-school program is to invite local and regional artists working in various subject matter, media and genres to share with my students how and why artists create art. This can take form in a presentation, a demo or a workshop.This gives art students the opportunity to hear an artist talk about the challenges and successes of being an artist today, view original works of art, and to interact with the artist. As an adult it can be difficult to talk to an expert or a professional about the creative process, which is why exposing students at a young age will allow them to work through this barrier to prepare them for life after high school.

Op Art by Portfolio I Art Students

These paintings were created by Portfolio I Art Students. Students were to stretch and prep their own canvas, create two color studies of potential op art designs and determine the best composition that will allow them to create the illusion that they are aiming for. 

These paintings are done with acrylic. 

Op Art by Elizabeth

Op Art by Kristi

Op Art by Hannah

Central Admin Display

A big shout out to student teacher, Ms. Mortimer for hanging 17 works of student art at the Central Administration Building, 830 Virginia Avenue. These pieces are located on the 2nd floor. They will be on display until December 1, 2012. This display consists of Radial Designs and Self-portraits by Art Foundations 1 & Senior Art 1 students.

The fabulous Katie E. Martin-Meurer from UW-Milwaukee visits North High Art Department

Today, we had the pleasure to have a visit from the fabulous Katie E. Martin-Meurer (UW-Milwaukee). She talked to my Drawing Intensive students about the UW-Milwaukee Peck School of the Arts. This marks the 4th year that she has come to engage my students in life after high school as well as informing them on the great art programs offered at UW-Milwaukee. 

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Click here to learn about the Peck School of the Arts

Click here to learn about Katie E. Martin-Meurer

Photo credit: Ms. Mortimer, Student Teacher