Now On View: Senior Art Showcase

April 8 – April 29, 2022

In this exhibition, seniors Megan Butler, Florence Butterfield, Emily Fisher, and Luecy Xiong display a sample of work that they have been working on since the start of the school year. These works are part of a larger body of work focused on a unique teen perspective ranging from fear to identity and the environment to growing up.

Coming soon – integrated Spanish tiles by Mrs. Flynn’s Spanish 5 students.


Megan Butler

“If These Walls Could Talk”

Film Photography

24 x 30 in

2022

This film photo is one of my favorite pieces so far. The shadows and the stress really bring out the mood of this shot. This abandoned house has an interesting backstory. I wanted to capture its history by bringing out the dark shadows that it naturally has. When I look at this house, or even through the windows, there are so many things that scatter my mind. When choosing a title I wanted to choose an interesting point of view. I thought it would be very fascinating to have the walls of the building tell the story. Never would I have thought of this perspective before, but this point of view would be intriguing in any building. I hope to dig deeper into this house and do a shoot from the inside out.

Megan Butler

“Disassociation”

Digital Photography

11 x 14 inches

2021

For this self-portrait, I wanted to create something that portrayed how I feel when I am photographing. By using a method called long exposure, I was able to create this abstract image. When I am photographing I feel as if I am disassociated from reality. There is something that photography provides that makes me feel like a whole new person. People do not see what is underneath just by looking at somebody or something’s surface.

Megan Butler

“Decomposition”

Woodcut Print

12 x 16 in

2022

Nature, no matter what it is, is beautiful. Whether that be plants, life, death, or decomposition. Decomposition can often be seen as unpleasant. Personally, there is so much more to it than revolting smells and sadness. The end of one life can also be beautiful. Instead of viewing death as the end of something, understand that there are many more opportunities ahead of you. Begin to realize that death is natural and beautiful in many ways.

Florence Butterfield

“Spiders of Fear”

Polymer clay, wood, and yarn

11 x 11.5 inches

2021

The spiders represent fear. It topples over one another becoming a mountain of anxiety. The anxiety is already sunken in the mind. Tangled up in its own string of web. Nesting where they feel safe. Absorbing the sounds from within not being able to use your voice. The darkness surrounds my presence, not being able to see or think.

Emily Fisher

“Greenhouse”

Watercolor

11 x 9 inches

2021

A greenhouse is both environmentally friendly and sustainable for agriculture. The benefits of this include reduced water consumption, the ability for people to grow their own food and know exactly what goes into it, and the use of ethical building materials such as glass. I incorporated all the elements of what makes a greenhouse sustainable in my piece.

Emily Fisher

“Sprout”

Digital Art

8 x 8 inches

2022

I was given the opportunity to be selected for the Innovator Fellowship, a program designed to allow students to create a project about which they are passionate. For my project, I chose to focus on the environment and create an opportunity for people to engage with the natural world. I’m accomplishing this by creating a storybook trail within Sheboygan’s Ellwood H. May Environmental Park. I’m creating and illustrating a children’s book displayed on signage along the Maple Forest Loop trail. My project aims to teach others how to be good environmental stewards through nature, physical activity, literacy, and art.

Luecy Xiong

“Sunflowers”

Pen & Ink

11×14 inches

2021

Sunflowers represent devotion and happiness. “Backstabbing” refers to the action of criticizing someone in a cruel/treacherous manner while feigning friendship. I portrayed the act of betrayal by illustrating the absolute trust an individual has lost. One’s kindness being taken advantage of is belittling, cruel, and dishonest. 

Luecy Xiong

“Sea Beyond the Horizon”

Digital

11×17 inches

2021

The overwhelming suffocation drowns the minds of many students. Some forget there is much more to life than a piece of paper- that there lies a bright light in the far distance awaiting them. I wanted to accentuate this magical-like feeling by incorporating sea life into my piece.

Luecy Xiong

“Dislike

Pen & Ink 

12.5 x 19.5 inches

2022 

We frame ourselves in a negative manner on social media. Constant comparisons, negative messages, and overwhelming hate feed onto an individual’s own esteem to the point of dissociating their online persona from their in-person self. Despite the drainage of one’s own mental capacity, many individuals continue to consume media out of helplessness, validation, and depression. 

SchoolArts Magazine April 2022 Issue – Contemporary Art

Mr. Juárez co-edits his third issue alongside Nancy Walkup, SchoolArts Magazine Editor-in-Chief. The April 2022 issue focuses on Contemporary Art in a preK – 12 setting. In addition, he has a published article on our artist-in-residency program. A big thanks to the Davis Publication/SchoolArts Magazine staff for another great issue.

Here are a few screenshots of his contribution.

Click the link to read this issue: https://www.davisart.com/schoolarts/issues/

Art Happenings: Week of September 24, 2018

North High art students are in the creative zone. Art Foundations 1 students wrapped up a radial design project focused on pattern and positive/negative space. Art Foundations 3 students were introduced to stippling, hatching, and crosshatching. Senior Art 1 students created a charcoal drawing of a still life object. Drawing Intensive students worked with white charcoal pencil and focusing on differentiating the highlights from the dark tones and everything in between. 

Students are producing great works of art. Honing their drawing skills. Learning new techniques and ways of looking at things from multiple lenses. 

Another update coming to ya next week.

In the meantime, follow us on instagram.com/snhsartdept

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Introducing Kim Nugent, FA 2018 Artist in Residence

We are thrilled to announce that Kim Nugent is our ninth artist in residence (AiR) at Sheboygan North High School. She is our Fall 2018 Air artist. 

The 2018-2019 Artist in Residency Program is supported by a grant from the Wisconsin Art Education Association and Kohler Foundation, Inc.

About Kim

Kim’s method of journaling often involves utilizing a picture as a starting point to spark an idea. She chooses photos that she both likes and surprisingly, dislikes. Her purpose is to develop ideas, explore techniques, and to push her creativity. Working this way jumpstarts her imagination, rendering a visual journal page that would have been hard to conceive using merely a blank sheet of paper. 

“Visual journaling has become something that I feel compelled to do. It helps me to be calm, centered and focused. Through visual journaling I express myself with or without words. In my journals: I experiment with different mediums and techniques; document important events or simple daily happenings; express my thoughts and feelings; draw, paint or collage. I have no rules. ” – Kim Nugent

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Images courtesy of the artist

NHS Art Trip to New York 2017

Over spring break, Mr. Juarez and 6 art students traveled to New York City to see art and experience the city’s vibrant culture and high energy. Here is a snapshot of what these students experienced. In addition to the art, they also visited Ellis Island, Chinatown, Little Italy, Radio City Music Hall, Rockerfeller Plaza, Top of the Rock, Central Park, saw Miss Saigon, and even met one of the Rockettes!

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How Does Art Unite Us

Drawing Intensive students were given the task of creating an 18″x24″ art advocacy poster addressing, “How does art unite us”. Students chose their own medium/a to turn their idea into reality. Each poster shares how they view art and their lives. 

The above prompt was issued by SchoolArts Magazine as part of an annual art advocacy poster design challenge. 

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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. 

Final words with NHS AiR, Marty Carney

June 2 marks Marty Carney’s last day as our Spring semester 2016 Artist in Residence. Throughout the semester he worked with various teachers on art projects and ideas that could be implemented into the curriculum. We enjoyed having him at NHS.

Click here to read how this AiR Program has impacted student learning at Sheboygan North High School.

In this video, Marty talks about his experience working with students and staff at Sheboygan North High School. 

Running time: 10:26

Here is the Humanities Honors 2 project that Marty has been overseeing.

Preliminary sketch by Annemarie. 

Preliminary sketch by Annemarie

Collaborative assemblage produced by students. 

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mixed media on wood panel, 3’x3′, 2016

This art project was created by Mr Soik’s 2016 Spring Semester Honors Humanities class in collaboration with Marty Carney, Artist-in-Residence at North High School for this semester. This was the second collaboration which Mr. Soik called “ArtPlosion.”  This final art project was intimated by brainstorming between Mr Soik, Marty, and the students in the class. The overall pattern was created by one of the students to visualize the learning content about Western Civilization which the class had studied during the semester. Marty gathered supplies which would make the imagined project possible. Once the roots, text, and tree pattern was sketched onto the surface of a wood panel by the student, the rest of the class contributed images and quotes from their learning throughout the semester.  Other artifacts were also attached by the students to enhance the overall artistic ambience. As you see, the finished project visualizes the creativity and vitality of their learning process.

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