Author: blwaggoner

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 […]

Middle School Grid Portraits

Middle School Grid Portraits

This quarter, I have the pleasure of teaching 6th graders art (plus the lovely 8th grader Julie German)!  Our last project was inspired by Chuck Close, an artist who uses grids to draw amazing portraits on a large scale.  Check out their work!  More art here at our blog. Onaangel Williamson […]

Mount Marathon Designs

Mount Marathon Designs

It was only January but SHS Art class was already working on Mt. Marathon logo designs.  The Seward Chamber of Commerce set rules: 4 colors, including Mt. Marathon Race, July 4th 2015, 88th Running, Seward Alaska, and Finisher!  This was a cool exercise in local pride and graphic design for […]

NOSB Art Show Results

NOSB Art Show Results

Much thanks to Judy McDonald for the huge task of putting on the NOSB art show every year!  She arranges the show with mailed in and hand delivered pieces from high schoolers all over the state, carefully unwrapping large, fragile, bubble wrapped masses,  hanging art from fishing nets, matching pieces […]

Seward High 3-D Art

Seward High 3-D Art

Happy Halloween!  Here are a few ceramic projects from Seward High and Seward Middle School this year!  A ton more here at our blog! Andy Hughes Grade 12 Dana Van Slyke Grade 10 Bekah Dean Grade 10 Bekah Dean Grade 10 Elannah Camp Grade 12 Elijah Gundersen Grade 8 Alex […]

Some Art from SHS

Some Art from SHS

We are almost through the first quarter here at Seward High school and once again I am blessed with interesting, kind, and talented Art students.  Here is some of their work, if you would like to see more or read about the processes we used, check out our blog!  BLW Darci McFaul […]

SMAF Art Show Results

SMAF Art Show Results

Thank you to everyone who participated in the Seward Music and Arts Festival Art Show!  There were so many great contributions this year!  The show was juried this year and here are the results: Community Show: First Place: Lindsey von Borstel Kracken   Second Place: Brandii Holmdahl Dream Maid Third […]

Call For ART!

Call For ART!

  The theme of the Seward Music and Arts Festival this year is Fantasy: think unicorns, dragons, wizards, faeries, etc… We would like your original artwork to display at the festival! You have over a month to complete your work to show off to the community, any medium is welcome! […]

The Croods at High School Thursday MAY 1, 7pm

The Croods at High School Thursday MAY 1, 7pm

  Our first movie night at SHS was a great success, thanks to all who came to our showing of Frozen! This Thursday NHS and the SHS Theatre present:   The Croods Rated PG Thursday May 1st 7 pm   Please come and tell your friends! Benefiting SHS Theater and the Seward […]