Author: blwaggoner

Ceramic Hands from SHS and SMS

Ceramic Hands from SHS and SMS

For our first project in SHS’s Ceramics Class and SMS Art Class we went back to basics – the human hand.  Hands have been connected to our personal identities and to our humaness since we lived in caves.  Seward High Students took inspiration from henna designs, hand tattoos, palm reading, folk art, and anataomy to […]

Seward High School Art – Photoshop

Seward High School Art – Photoshop

I haven’t taught Photoshop in years and it is pretty fun to get back into it!  Seward High Students are quick learners and are creating all sorts of projects while learning the tools of Photoshop.  Here are some of them!  Much more here at our blog. Fun with the Clone […]

Seward High Art

Seward High Art

Today is officially the last day of the semester in the KPBSD School District!  Looking forward to 2016 and wrapping things up Seward High.  There have been all sorts of three-dimensional art projects at SHS this Semester! Here you will see some Paper Mache Halloween costume accessories and various clay projects! […]

Seward Middle School Art

Seward Middle School Art

Seward Middle School Students walk up to my High School Art classroom for the last period of the day.  It is great to have them and see what they come up with!  Here is some of their work over the last two quarters!  Much more posted here at our blog! […]

Seward High Art

Seward High Art

Christmas break is almost here and we have so much snow!  There is a large variety of art here from the High School.  Some of these pieces were focused on Art History, learning about an artist and recreating his or her famous painting.  Some of the art is focused specifically on […]

Seward High Art

Seward High Art

Today is the end of the first quarter of this school year and Seward High Artists have already accomplished a lot! Here are some photos of what they have been up to.  Much more can be seen at our blog SHS ART! Above you can see a detail of Riley […]

Seward Music & Arts Festival Present: Harm

Seward Music & Arts Festival Present: Harm

Harm will be closing Saturday night from midnight until 1:30 am.  Harm is an Fairbanks ensemble that defies the bounds of typical genre standards. Blending psych-folk and hip-hop with classical themes the experimental chamber group defies your notions of musical normativity. Here is a great article about them from the Anchorage […]

Seward Music & Arts Festival Present Wasteland Hop

Seward Music & Arts Festival Present Wasteland Hop

Hailing from Fort Collins, Wasteland Hop plays a unique brand of Folk/Rock/Hip-Hop. The Coloradoan calls them “a striking back-and-forth between soulful lead vocalist Steph Jay and MC Mickey Kenny.” Wasteland Hop has played with Flobots, Air Dubai, Zion I, Talib Kweli, and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis. Wasteland Hop will close […]

School’s Out For Summer!

School’s Out For Summer!

Its a lovely last day of school here at SHS! Here is some end of the year work from my students, a LOT more at our blog if you are interested! Winter Richey Grade 9 Ruby Lindquist Grade 9 Kim Leavitt Grade 11 \ Brandon Lynch Grade 9, reproduction of Paul […]

SHS Art: Paper Mache

SHS Art: Paper Mache

Paper Mache is a beautiful problem solving exercise – for any form you build, you need some sort of mold to drape the soggy paper over.  We used balloons, balled up newspaper, egg cartons, cardboard, tin foil, paper towel rolls, etc for our forms.  Our Paper mache recipe was wood […]

Seward High Art

Seward High Art

Seward High School Art students learned about Roy Lichtenstein, An American Pop Artist who gained popularity in the 1960s.  Lichtenstein mimicked industrial printing techniques by hand, reproducing existing comic frames on a large scale and utilizing thick outlines, bold colors and Ben-Day Dots.  My students did the same and did an amazing job! Mikayla […]

Wanna See a Movie?

Wanna See a Movie?

Reanna Brewi will be playing the movie Amazing Spiderman @ The Seward High Theater, this Wed, April 22 from 6-8:30 pm She is asking for a $5 donation per person to raise money for the American Cancer Society.  Please come to enjoy the movie and help in the battle against cancer!

Seward High/Seward Middle Ceramics

Seward High/Seward Middle Ceramics

Here are just some of the ceramic projects my amazing students have been doing! We have lots more art posted at our blog.  Hope you are enjoying the daylight and the Spring! Jessica Fry Grade 11 Andy Hughes Grade 12 Elannah Camp Grade 12 Darci McFaul Grade 12 Landon Davis Grade […]

Seward High School POP Art Prints

Seward High School POP Art Prints

SHS Art students learned about Andy Warhol’s Pop Art and then created their own!  These are reductive linocuts, where the artist carves more and more of the block as they go and prints in layers.  Little blood was shed, and they did an amazing job! Mary Ramirez Kim Leavitt Clara LaRock […]

Middle School Animal Paintings

Middle School Animal Paintings

Middle school art students recently completed their animal paintings!  These are large paintings done with acrylic paint.  They worked from a photo, first drawing by hand using a grid , working on angles, proportions, and shapes.  Then they added the shadows and highlights with pencil.  They traced this drawing onto […]