Author: blwaggoner

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 […]

Seward High Art – Mythology Prints

Seward High Art – Mythology Prints

Seward High Art Students made reductive linocuts focusing on mythology.  Students chose any mythological creature/god they wished, from a variety of cultures across time.  Then they had a friend pose for them as that god or creature, took photos, printed the best one out, and drew on top of the […]

Frozen Playing at High School 4/17

Frozen Playing at High School 4/17

SHS National Honor Society and Theater Program have jointly obtained a yearlong movie licensure from Movie Licensing USA.  This means that we can legally play movies in the HS Theater as a service to our theater-less community and to raise funds for theater  sets and various NHS causes. * Initially […]

Seward High Graphic Design

Seward High Graphic Design

Here are a variety of Projects from SHS Graphic Design Class made using Photoshop: Hybrid Animal Ads Andie Morell Carrie Anderson Grant Orvis Jon Valencia Dakota Nickell Reid Broughton Concert Posters Alice Pfeiffenberger Carrie Anderson Dakota Nickell Grant Orvis Kinze Hauze Logan Smith Nickalus Walker Victoria Piro Money Kinze Hauze […]

SHS Art: Aboriginal Style Dot Paintings

SHS Art: Aboriginal Style Dot Paintings

Seward High Art Students looked South to Aboriginal Australians for inspiration for a painting project.  The indeginous people of Australia have been creating works of art covered in dots for tens of thousands of years.  They dip sticks into pigment to stamp out dots historically on bark, rocks, logs, and […]

Seward High Ceramics

Seward High Ceramics

Veronica Wilde, who took Best in show at the NOSB Art Show has also been mass producing pottery on the wheel at SHS.  She is creating dishes for Judy Ohdner’s Cafe, Zudy’s which will be opening at the Train Depot by the Sea Life Center this spring! Veronica Wilde Here […]

NOSB Art Show

NOSB Art Show

There will be an Ocean Themed Art Show Reception at the Rae Building TOMORROW: Friday, February 28th, 7-9 pm An Award Ceremony will take place at 8 and refreshments will be served!  This show will feature art from Seward High Students as well as students from all over the state.  […]

Seward High Mural

Seward High Mural

The last 2 weeks, Seward High Art Students have been collaborating on a new mural which will fill the space above the school’s entrance. This mural was funded by both the School Yard Habitat Project (through the Resurrection Bay Conservation Alliance) and the Kenai Mountains-Turnagain Arm National Heritage Area. This […]

Seward High Art

Seward High Art

Last day of school, woop! Happy winter break and enjoy this lovely snow! Seward High art students all made designs with radial symmetry, looking to the mandalas of the east for inspiration.  We used compasses, protractors and rulers to design the rough drafts, some drawing by hand and others tracing […]

Seward High Art: More Computer Art!

Seward High Art: More Computer Art!

We are wrapping up the semester at SHS, it has been a good one but we are all ready for Christmas break!  Here is some more graphic design for you to check out!  Keep warm out there… One Point Perspective Scenes Soren Fejes Damnyan Letter Jonah DeBoard Sara Tolson Jessica […]