The Sheboygan North High National Art Honor Society was created to offer our students with unique opportunities to engage in the local arts community. As part of a growing partnership with the John Michael Kohler Arts Center, North NAHS students and the South High Art Club were introduced to Lenny who works in the Collections Department. He shared his experience working in the Collections Department and the many tasks that his job entails. After the presentation, they had a sneak peek to where the ‘magic’ happens. The evening concluded with a tour of the recent exhibitions led by Xoe, Education Coordinator.
We will be visiting again in early February to hear curators talk about their role at JMKAC.
In 2015, the Sheboygan North High art department had its first student artwork published in SchoolArts Magazine. We were so thrilled to see our student’s work published in a national art education magazine. Seeing the expressions on our students’ faces when we tell them that their work has been published is priceless. To date, we continue to have our students’ work published.
No matter what you teach, it is important to show the world the quality of student work that is being created inside the classroom. As professionals, it is our responsibility to seek out those opportunities to help our students shine. We will never know what type of impact it can have on a student unless we try. Make it happen.
Welcome to the 2018/2019 school year!
6 NHS students will be representing Sheboygan North HS in a collaborative group show to take place in Milwaukee focusing on immigration stories. Students were under the guidance of Frank Juarez (art) & Sylvia Cavanaugh (poetry club).
Featured artists: Madison Capetillo, Richard Castro, Panhou Lee, Tyrone Luscious, Toni Soriano, and Dalinee Vang.
Dalinee Vang and Madison Capetillo will be doing a public reading of their poem.
There is a public reception on Friday, December 1st from 5-7pm at the Latino Arts Gallery, 1028 South 9th Street, Milwaukee 53204.
The exhibition will run from December 1, 2017 through February 16, 2018.
About the exhibition
The Here We Make Our Home exhibit invites teachers and students to explore the visual, poetic, and metaphoric imagery of a birdhouse. Students involved will create a unique piece of art that tells their personal journey story possessed through family heritage or personal experience. Birdhouses were selected as the vehicle for storytelling to represent the idea of home, settlement and migration.
Did you know that March is Youth Art Month?
Congratulations to the following art students. These students will be representing the Sheboygan North High art department in Madison and in Sheboygan.
In Sheboygan the following students’ work has been selected to participate in the John Michael Kohler Arts Center’s Youth Art Month Celebration. They are Elena B, Elena K, Maddie L, Tou V (teacher Ms. Mattern) and Allison N, Emma A, Gabe L, Arthur L, and Tyler G (teacher Mr. Juarez). There is a public reception on March 5th from 11am – 3pm at JMKAC, 608 New York Avenue in Sheboygan.
In Madison the following students will be exhibiting their art at the Wisconsin Art Education Association Youth Art Month Celebration at the State Capitol. They are Elizabeth, Jenny, Emma (teacher Ms. Mattern) and Julia A, Rita D, and Allison N (teacher Mr. Juarez). There is a public reception on March 31st from 12-1pm at the Rotunda, 2 E Main St, Madison, WI 53703.
About Youth Art Month
Source: SchoolArts Magazine, March 2017
Photo credit: Frank Juarez
Hello all! My time at North High has ended. I finished my last week next week and pass the baton to Cooper Diers.
I had such an amazing time and loved engaging with students learning about their multiple creative individual expressions. There are a few projects that are continuing into the second semester. However, for now here are the last pieces that I worked on with students and that I finished myself. Thank you to all of the staff and teachers for their interest and connections and I look forward to seeing you all again.
This is a winter mural project that the students and staff helped to create which is now hanging in the basement hallway. Please take a look at the mural. They worked on it in 3 stages: drawing, painting, collage. This last step of 3-D materials are to reference, snow and wind blowing, ice over a beautiful expressive landscape. It is 5 feet by 24 feet. The students moved their bodies, laughed, focused together and shared a collective creative experience. They seem very proud of their work so don’t be shy stopping into Beth’s room to respond to their mural and just say a quick hello! I’m sure it would mean a lot.
Below are some of the ceramic pieces that I had finished my last day at school. They were originally created thinking about water and the seas however after glazing them and putting them into the firey kiln…they appear much more rock like and less fluid. I made 28 of these small ceramic pieces sized 2.5″x 2.5″x 1.5″. Below are just a few of the finished ones.
There are larger wall hangings that were finished at this time shown below. These are all being added to my ceramic painting cache.
My exhibition of 16 of 48 wooden paintings was great. I loved making them and working with the scrap wood, the teachers and the students that assisted. Here is an image of the show:
Thank you for letting me walk the halls and connect with you. You work so hard to make this the amazing and inspiring place I found North High School to be. Hope 2nd semester goes well for all.
Lastly, thank you to Frank Juarez for all you do.
Erica Jane Huntzinger www.ericahuntzinger.com
This video is about Erica Huntzinger, our FA2016 Artist in Residence. She talks about her experiences as our artist in residence at North High, ways in which she grew as an artist, benefits she sees from providing this art program to the North High community, and her final thoughts being our Fall 2016 artist in residence.
Running Time: 13:06
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.
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
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.