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.

Introducing our 2019-2020 National Art Honor Society Members

2019-2020 NAHS NHS Members

Holly Backus, Lily-Rose Butterfield, Adanna Carlos, Emily Jose Castillo, Alexandria Gable, Molly Geiser, Ayane Kubiak, Ava Lazarewicz, Areana Meise, Kathryn Schuchardt, ShyAnn Thao, Venus Thao, Sara Vang, Abbey Xiong, Luecy Xiong, Plai Kou Xiong, Mao Yang, Finn Young, and Angelica Zietlow.

2019-2020 Executive Board

  • Lily-Rose Butterfield, President
  • Sara Vang, Vice-President
  • Abbey Xiong, Secretary
  • Plai Kou Xiong, Treasurer
  • Angelica Zietlow, Historian

The Sheboygan North High Art Department is pleased to announce its second year as a National Art Honor Society (NAHS) chapter. This is the first chapter of its kind in our North High history dedicated to the visual arts. 

Visual arts education is essential to 21st-century learning. As a NAHS chapter we will be utilizing the NAEA to stay ahead of developments in the field of arts education by being introduced to a broad perspective of important research, issues, and policy trends that are important. As a NAHS chapter we are connected to thousands of chapters from around the globe who are passionate about the integral role of the visual arts in ensuring all students to receive a high-quality, effective, and well-rounded education. 

We believe that the National Art Honor Society will contribute to our goal of getting our students college and career ready. In addition, introducing students to a diverse art offering beyond the walls of North High will expand their minds, to participate in new art experiences, and to engage leadership opportunities. All of which will contribute to their personal, artistic, and academic growth. Student success is very important to us and our commitment is to assist them in their journeys.

Featured artist in SchoolArts Magazine – September 2019

We are thrilled to share with you that one of our student’s work has been published in the September 2019 issue of SchoolArts Magazine. Elena’s drawing was included in this issue.

About SchoolArts Magazine

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


Sheboygan North High art students participate in Big Idea 6: Cultural Pollinator Exhibition at the Latino Arts, Inc. in Milwaukee

For Immediate Release

Contact Information

Frank Juarez, art department chair

Sheboygan North High School

fjuarez@sasd.net

Press Release

Sheboygan, Wisconsin (June 18, 2019) – Sheboygan North High School is proud to announce that eight high school art students have been selected to participate in the Latino Arts, Inc’s Big Idea 6: Cultural Pollinator Exhibition. Students exhibiting are Megan Brunogie, Lily-rose Butterfield, Emily Jose-Camarillo, Joey Pittner, Sydney Tomlinson, Anabelle Wilcott, Emma Wilson, and Angelica Zietlow. They created art in response to how they see themselves in today’s society.

The title Big Idea 6:Cultural Pollinator is in reference to the sharing of ideas, cultural traditions, social and political influences, introspection and creativity that contribute to the diverse and ever evolving multicultural communities that we as individuals contribute to. This exhibition will showcase a unity of study or Big Idea produced by students during the 2018-2019 school year by grades 3-12. 

This exhibit aims to create a respectful dialogue among participating school by sharing the variety of ideas explored through visual arts education. The Latino Arts, Inc. encourages the participating teachers and students to share with their attendees the process of creating the work through process photos, lesson outlines, and artist statements along with the completed art work. 

The Big Idea 6: Cultural Pollinator Exhibition runs from June 28 – August 30, 2019 with a reception on June 30 from 6-8pm. The Latino Arts, Inc is located at 1028 S 9th St, Milwaukee, WI 53204.

Gallery

Video by Sydney (this piece will not be exhibited)

For further information, please email fjuarez@sasd.net or call 920.559.7181.  

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Mr. Juarez is May’s featured blogger on the National Art Education Association Monthly Mentor Blog

Click the links to read his blog posts on art education, contemporary art, social networking, business side of art, and so on at Sheboygan North High School.

Social Networking Via Skype. May 1, 2019.

Early in my career, I have learned that if I want to implement something into my curriculum, then I need to cater it to my students. It is important to use a resource that will engage them in the learning process, to put them into a situation where they would need to utilize the knowledge they have learned thus far in real-life scenarios, to effectively navigate the web to seek specific information, and to make inferences based on information presented. Read more.

Beautifying Our Environment Through the Art of Muraling. May 3, 2019

How we approach the art of muraling at our school makes a difference on how others view it. It is centered around creativity, originality, collaboration, presentation, and professionalism. One way of achieving this is by designing our murals to be aesthetically pleasing, meaningful, and supported by our curriculum with the same intensity as one of our art units. Read more.

Developing Your Own Unique Art Program. May 7, 2019.

One of the best approaches that I see as life-changing is integrating advocacy with the business side of art education. If you take a close look at how a business operates, you will notice that we experience similar objectives in art education. For example, who is our audience? What makes us stand out compared to another art program? In what way can we attract new students?  How can we retain current students? What successes have our alumni accomplished? Read more.