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

About the Sheboygan North High Artist in Residency Program

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The SNHS Artist in Residence Program supports and enhances the importance of visual arts curricular integration across all disciplines at Sheboygan North High School. It provides the North High community with a hands-on approach to the process of art making through its resident artists, continues to nurture community building, and to be accessible to SNHS teachers as a resource. 

Artists selected for this program are at all stages in their careers and work in all media such as but not limited to: drawing, painting, sculpture, installation, and mixed media.

This program has been supported through a grant by the Sheboygan Area School District, Kohler Foundation, Inc., and the Wisconsin Art Education Association.

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.