What does a mask say about you?

What does a mask say about you?  Or about the person wearing it?

Last quarter 3D Design students designed and created their very own Identity Masks to illustrate whatever they wanted to communicate with the public. Materials used were cardboard, paper mache, gesso, and acrylic paints. Some students’ work were based on their interests while others took a personal approach and took this opportunity to say something about him/herself. 


K. Luther

My name is Kat, at least that’s what a lot of people know me by. I am a junior and have been to 3 different high schools, I have never really fit in where ever I’ve gone and always kind of felt left out of things. I came to North for a fresh start and I got it. People always wonder what’s behind my mask I put on.

I interpreted what’s behind my facade with this mask. I added some random details that may be weird to some but have meaning to me, like the spikes. The top spikes represent my confusion, mainly done by placement. The color theme is for my over active brain. Purple is my fear. Black is my anger, which on the surface is very hidden, but inside I fight violent urges all the time in my quest to achieve peace.

The black inside of the mouth is how it feels when I try to speak, like I say nothing. I guess my mask represents my hidden pain that I hide.





My mask doesn’t represent anything all that much. I made it look like a bear, but colored it blue with white markings. The blue color is supposed to represent the calmness of bears, but the white markings represents innocence . I made the mask so I could wear it only on my face, the mask is held in place and fits perfectly which also covers the entire head. There could be be a deeper meaning about the mask and colors used but couldn’t think of a deeper meaning.




My Character’s  name is Void. He trained with the Spartans and killed his master Raz Al’ Ghul so that he could become the most powerful warrior. He has a brother named Slade. His brother is an Australian soldier that was injected with a cyrum called mirakuru. It gave him strength and power to kill with a single punch. Void was also injected with the same cyrum and had the potential to regenerate quickly. Void is a legit immortal. The brothers had a duel and Void had his brother killed with his own sword right through the eye. Slade was no match for void and his sword.

Another enemy has entered this world of Void and threatened to hunt Void down because rumor has it that he has everlasting life. Rattlehead is the master death. He is capable of taking a mortal’s life and eating its soul by piercing them with his sword through the heart. They began to battle and clashing swords. Void managed to cut his left hand off causing him to lose some of his souls he has taken. At the end we both clashed swords and we both were turned into stones.

To be continued……………




The mask goes by many names. But all know its true name: Darkness. The mask was once worn by Rattlehead, The master of Death. After thousands of years, the mask became the symbol of destruction and destruction. All that proves that it once truly was real is the replica of it that was found, and of his sword, Soul Reaper.

In the age before machines, all feared dying. Rattlehead enjoyed killing all,, even if they are not to die yet. After thousands of years, he sensed a power of another immortal. He crossed over dimensions to find and slay the power to take as his own. The being was known as Void. A strange being who became immortal. As the two clashed, an explosion erupted and the two vanished from the realm, never to be seen again.



C. Hartley








“Rocking It” to a New School Year


This summer’s artventures bring new ideas into the art room. These ideas are going to expose our students to a wide variety of contemporary art being produced locally, regionally, nationally and internationally by emerging, mid-career and established artists. Introduce our students to artists who embraced their art education in elementary, middle school, high school or college, which as a result have encouraged them to pursue their passion – to create art. Also, to educate our students about the importance of connecting art education to other content areas through new programs such as our Artist in Residence Program and our 2nd Floor Gallery. These ideas will provide an avenue to consistently engage our students in learning both inside and outside the classroom.

todd mrozinski behind the scene1One project that we will be implementing is called the 365 Artists 365 Days Project. This project is an online blog in which artists from across the globe are interviewed and introduce to its growing readership on a daily basis. The other project is called the Midwest Artist Studios (MAS) Project. This project is designed to connect a contemporary art studio practice with art education. The MAS Team went on a week-long road trip interviewing artists from Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri and Wisconsin. These visits were documented via photographs, audio and video. As a result from this trip, lesson plans will be created based on the artists’ work to be implemented into classroom instruction and educators having access to these artists via Skype or Google+. 

Alongside these projects we continue to provide our students with a high school gallery internship at the Frank Juarez Gallery in Sheboygan. 

Art Students Awarded a Scholastic Art Gold Key

Dive In Maggie C Scholastic Gold Key

Students Maggie C, grade 12, and Lauren H, grade 12, will be awarded a Scholastic Art Gold Key Award in February. A Gold Key Award is the highest honor given to a student for a work of art. These students will be recognized during the Scholastic Art Ceremony at the Milwaukee Art Museum on February 8 at 10:30am.  

About Scholastic Art & Writing Awards
The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards have an impressive legacy dating back to 1923. Over the years, the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards have grown to become the longest-running, most prestigious program for creative teens in the U.S., and the nation’s largest source of scholarships for creative young artists and writers. A noteworthy roster of past winners includes Andy Warhol, Sylvia Plath, Truman Capote, Richard Avedon, Robert Redford, Joyce Carol Oates, Stephen King and John Updike.
The process begins across the country as young artists and writers in grades 7-12 submit work in 28 categories of art and writing to a network of regional affiliates who present award ceremonies and exhibits for selected works on a local level.  Gold Keys, the highest awards, are then submitted from each region for national adjudication. By luminaries in the visual and literary arts, some of whom are past award recipients.   National Gold and Silver Medal winning students and their teachers receive national recognition, and are invited to attend the exhibit in New York and award ceremony at Carnegie Hall.
In the last five years alone, students submitted nearly 900,000 original works of art and writing. During that period, more than 60 top art institutes and colleges have partnered with the Awards to make $40 million in scholarships and financial aid available to regional and national Scholastic Award winners.