NHS Artist in Residence, Cooper Diers at Sheboygan North High School

Artist & North High alumnus, Cooper Diers ends his semester long residency at Sheboygan North High School in a couple of weeks. As part of our exit interview process we’ve spent a few minutes with him to see how his experience was this spring semester. We’ll miss ya!!!


About Cooper

My name is Cooper. I was brought into existence by two people (like most of us), who both possess considerable imaginations. My father creates through carpentry, specializing in cabinetry, and is an exceptional chef, while my mother designs works in several mediums of visual art. Both have had an interest, appreciation, and intrinsic ability in a number of creative fields from early on and I would like to consider myself fortunate enough to have been predisposed to a lot of creativity, relying on it as a constant throughout my life. Though the approach to my work is predominantly self-taught, the influence and encouragement of several teachers during my academic career has helped the continuation of my work from a practical perspective. Music and sound are the deepest source of affect on my psyche.

About the Sheboygan North High School Art Department

The mission of the Sheboygan North High Art Department is to create a safe and nurturing learning environment that will stimulate risk-taking, originality, and collaboration through the use of 21st Century skills in both communication and a rigorous studio practice. 

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Happy New Year 2017 all!  My residency is winding down and there is still so much to do and create.  It has been an incredibly rich and wonderful time being here. Posted below are some of the current things going on…

This is an image of the large mural we have been working on with Beth and her students. They have finished stage 2, watercolor painting over their drawing. This will be their creation of a winter scene for their large bulletin board in the basement.  Stage 3 to come next week….snow.
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The clay work done by several students in now finally out of the kiln and ready to be glazed for their final firing.  You are able to see the detail and objects they impressed into the clay. Stay tuned
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Updates on some of the other projects: the postcard project didn’t get off the ground but it is a good idea for possibilities in the future. The elevator proved to be too difficult and late in beginning to tackle.  However, there is a very special project connecting 2 of the classes with students who have extra needs with some of the engineering students. Photos and explanations to come soon… very exciting. The Honors Humanities class with Mr. Soik are working on ArtPlosion final visual art piece to tie together some of the big ideas they discovered in reading and talking with each other. There will be an end of the year book that documents some of their creations, documentations and finds.

My exhibition in up in the NHSARTifacts Gallery on the 2nd floor. There are 18 wooden paintings with an artist statement about the work. There will be a reception this Thursday from 3:45 – 5:00p. Please join us. img_0804img_0802

 

 

Muralin’ with Summer School Art Kids

This week a group of middle/high school art students will be creating a 4 foot by 8 foot painting welcoming visitors to the Sheboygan Area School District. This mural will be installed on the 3rd floor stairwell inside the administration building, 803 Virginia Avenue in Sheboygan. 

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Finished Mural

Here are images of their creative process. This process involved designing, selecting, finalizing, and painting their contributions to to the mural. Also, part of the process was to edit the painting to reach the desired result of this collaborative project. Students worked independently as well as in pairs and/or groups. 

2016 Art Competition at UW-Sheboygan Fine Arts Gallery

The UW-Sheboygan Art Exhibition runs until May 27, 2016.

UW-Sheboygan is located at One University Drive in Sheboygan. 

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Congratulations to the following art students. They have earned a placement award. They are:

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Seth S – 1st place graphic design
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Hannah T – 2nd place in painting
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Natalie M – 2nd place in painting
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Brooklyn L – 1st place in painting
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Talya T – third place illustration 
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Ashley W – 1st place illustration 
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Mikayla M – UW-S Scholarship 

 

 

Mr. Juarez teaches art in Ojai, California

This spring break Mr. Juarez is participating in a visiting artist program at The Thacher School in Ojai, California. He will be working with Mrs. Mahoney’s art students. He will be introducing students to the Midwest Artist Studios Project (MAS), which highlights artists living in the Midwest. In addition, he will be Skyping the artists into the classroom so that they can have the opportunity to interact with them via a critique and/or Q & A.  

On March 25th, he spent the day getting to know the art students. Mrs. Mahoney’s students are fabulous and talented. He will be facilitating a few projects from the MAS Project and will be documenting his stay. 

To see images of students working on the MAS art lessons click here

Below will be a growing gallery of images.