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NOSB Art Show

February 27, 2014 4:40 pm0 comments
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.  Come check it out, it should be great and will be up for the entire month of March.  If you have a child in an Art Class at Seward High they probably have a piece in the show.  Hope to see you there! “Fishing” by Diana German featured above.

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Seward High Mural

January 30, 2014 9:48 am2 comments
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 funding paid for all supplies, as well hiring Justine Pechuzal as a Mural Instructor to guide us through the process! The funding meant that the subject of the mural would include Native plants as well as a human, or Cultural element. Since it is to be located at our schools […]

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Seward High Art

December 19, 2013 11:44 am2 comments
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 images to make even designs repeated around a center point.  They ended up using all sorts of media, colored pencil, oil pastel, paints and markers and really did a great job!  Ceramics students finished up the semester by carving busts out of full blocks of clay, a big and messy […]

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Seward High Art: Leatherwork

December 11, 2013 11:28 am0 comments
Seward High Art: Leatherwork

I was inspired to do some deep cleaning in my supply closet and stumbled upon stashes of leather and leatherworking tools from the late 1990s I’d guess.  This deduction is due to finding Seward’s own Kris Peck’s name stamped into one of the scraps.   I decided to put this fine resource to use although I had literally no experience with leather tooling.  A few Youtube tutorials and a visit to Tandy Leather in Anchorage later, we were in business.  Students began with keychains to get the basic idea, and then moved onto a bigger project: wallets, holsters, belts, purses, dog […]

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Seward High Art Graphic Design

November 27, 2013 1:07 pm0 comments
Seward High Art Graphic Design

I have been blessed with a really talented, creative, well behaved Graphic Design Class this semester.  I’m amazed how patiently and dilligently they work in the computer lab day after day, working with Adobe Photoshop.  Thanks 5th hour! BWaggoner…. Here are some of their projects.  More SHS Art here. Concert Posters Soren Fejes Jessica Degnan New Currency Thomas Zweifel Sara Tolson Liam McFaul Jessica Degnan Jonah DeBoard Damnyan Letter Alicia Morris Mount Marathon Designs Zane Zimmerman Thomas Zweifel Liam McFaul Damnyan Letter Soren Fejes Jonah DeBoard Anthony Gibson Alicia Morris Local Businesses Zane Zimmerman Liam McFaul Thomas Zweifel Jonah DeBoard […]

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Klimt Style Paintings

November 11, 2013 7:22 am0 comments
Klimt Style Paintings

In Art Class at SHS, we studied the portrature of Gustav Klimt, which is known for its prominent use of gold and patterns.  Students drew and painted their own human protraits with acrylic paint and added gold detailing with gold paint markers.  This was a difficult project, they all were really patient and did a great job!  Have a great week! Izzy Barnwell Andy Hughes Grant Orvis Ashley Whiteshield Alyssa Leisure Catelynn Hettick Rachel Tougas Logan Smith Shyanne Washik Dakota Nickell Moriah Doepken Vitali Sturdy Jessica Fry Anthony Gibson Renzee Comia Tasha Murphy Erin Spradlin Cody Hall Sara Tolson Lacy […]

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Seward High Art: Graphic Design

October 11, 2013 11:10 am8 comments
Seward High Art: Graphic Design

We have a great Graphic Design Class this year at SHS, here is some of their work so far!  Way more can be found at our blog here! Pop Art Jonah Deboard Hybrid Animal ADs Thomas Zweifel Sara Tolson Nathaniel Quinn Alicia Morris Keith Ivy Jonah Deboard Zane Zimmerman Jessica Degnan Hunter Kratz Damnyan Letter Anthony Gibson Text Jessica Degnan Event Poster Sara Tolson Alicia Morris  

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Seward High Art: Patterns

April 12, 2013 10:38 am2 comments
Seward High Art: Patterns

Emulating the style of graphic artist Nikki Farquharson, SHS art students created their own marker drawings, choosing and tracing a subject matter and then surrounding it with colorful patterns.  Happy Friday and here they are: Tessa Lyman Grace Wombacher Diana German Rachel Tougas Gabby Katsma

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Seward High Art: Reductive Linoleum Prints

April 3, 2013 9:59 am6 comments
Seward High Art: Reductive Linoleum Prints

Hope you all are enjoying this spring weather!  Here is some art from my 2-D class.  As a class, we went on a little field trip and did a photo scavenger hunt to try to capture interesting pictures.  Students then picked their favorite to turn into a linoleum print.  By hand, they colored on top of the grey tone photo, to simplify it into only 3 shades, black, white and grey.  They traced these shapes onto linoleum and cut them in layers, printing in whichever colors they wished.  Here they are: Gabby Katsma Rachel Tougas Grace Wombacher Diana German Cambria […]

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Seward High Art: Advanced Ceramics

April 2, 2013 9:59 amComments Off
Seward High Art: Advanced Ceramics

Here is some art from the Advanced Ceramics class: We made lanterns to hold candles and took inspiration from Japanese style stone lanterns.  Here are the results! Karen Rasmussen Alex Ashford Ben Miranda Matt Moore Tyler Quiring TJ Allen Chelsea Olesiuk Audra Atwood Izzy Barnwell Julia Davenport   Here are some goblets we made.  We took inspiration from Indian Jones and the Last Crusade, the epic scene where the Nazi choses the wrong cup and ages to dust before your eyes! “He chose poorly”… I think they did a great job, here they are! TJ Allen Julia Davenport Hannah Norris […]

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Seward High Art: Graphic Design

March 8, 2013 9:05 amComments Off
Seward High Art: Graphic Design

Here is some new work from Seward High’s Graphic Design class, all done using Photoshop: Concert Poster Jack Broughton Riley O’Reagan New Money TJ Allen Hunter Doan Jack Broughton Future Profession Faux Stencil Jack Broughton TJ Allen Seward’s Choice Logo Hunter Doan

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Seward High Art: Grid Enlargement Portraits

February 25, 2013 12:43 pmComments Off
Seward High Art: Grid Enlargement Portraits

Seward Highs 2-D class is really filled with talent this semester.  For their first big project they did a portrait of a person of their choice using the technique of grid enlargement.  This is a common art technique, utilized as far back as the middle ages. We studied the art of Chuck Close, which has always been based on a grid, although the style changed from photorealism to looser, more abstract styles like his self portrait below after he became partially paralized. Students first chose a photo, folded a grid on it, and then folded a grid of equal proportions […]

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Seward High Ceramics

February 8, 2013 4:14 pmComments Off
Seward High Ceramics

Here are some Soap Dishes too! Renzee Comia Gabby Katsma

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Seward High Art: Graphic Design

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Seward High Art: Graphic Design

We have a small but talented Graphic Design Class this year, here’s some stuff they’ve been working on! Pop Art Jack Broughton Hunter Doan Sierra Vandervegt TJ Allen Hybrid Animal AD Jack Broughton Hunter Doan Regional Basketball TShirt Design Hunter Doan Riley O’Reagan TJ Allen Text Hunter Doan TJ Allen Concert Poster Hunter Doan TJ Allen Mount Marathon Logos Hunter Doan Riley O’Reagan TJ Allen Silver Salmon Derby Jack Broughton Riley O’Reagan TJ Allen Seward Halibut Derby Jack Broughton TJ Allen

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Seward High Ceramics: Ceramic Plates and Bowls

January 26, 2013 9:58 amComments Off
Seward High Ceramics: Ceramic Plates and Bowls

One of the fun things about ceramics is the creativity involved.  You can drape clay over almost anything to take its form as it dries; wood, plaster, newspaper, glass… Draping a slab of clay into a concave surface is called a slump mold and onto a convex surface is a hump mold.  We did both methods, using paper plates as our slump molds and paper bowls as our hump molds.  You can also use just about anything to texture clay; your fingers, a fork, a leaf, a toy, stamps, whatever you can imagine…Seward High Ceramics first assignment was to make […]

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Seward High Art: Ceramics

December 10, 2012 11:04 amComments Off
Seward High Art: Ceramics

Here are some more ceramic projects from SHS! Tea Pots Hannah Stovall Kira Ludwig Sherelle Holmes

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Seward High Advanced Art

December 7, 2012 1:09 pmComments Off
Seward High Advanced Art

Congratulations to Gretchen Lindquist for creating the winning mural design!  Her Jellyfish design will be located on the bathrooms by the skate park.  The Mural Society ordered us six 4′x8′ aluminum panels (thanks Jennifer Headtke & Abby!), which we cut down to 4′x6′ (thanks Ronn Hemstock!) to facilitate the 6′x 24′ design.  We then sanded, washed and primed all of the panels.  Gretchen is currently drawing/projecting the design onto the panels.  Once she’s done, her classmates will help her begin to paint!   Here are some more random projects from Advanced Art Students at Seward High: Ashley Whiteshield Ben Miranda […]

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Seward High Art: Ceramic Masks

November 23, 2012 10:46 pmComments Off
Seward High Art: Ceramic Masks

Happy Thanksgiving!  Here is some of  Seward High Students recent artwork: This assignment was simple, create a mask which extends beyond the shape of the face.  This is what they came up with! Jon Kingsland

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Seward High Art

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Seward High Art

Dream Catcher Intro to art students created dream catchers using metal hoops, fake sinew, feathers and beads.  Dream catchers were first made by the Ojibwe Nation (aka Chippewa) to hang above sleeping babies.  The dream catchers were meant to entangle bad dreams while allowing good dreams to pass through the hole in the center.  Native groups around the country, including here in Alaska since have adopted the artform.  Here are Seward High Students versions: Mason Olson Autumn Young  

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Advanced Art Texture Assignment

November 2, 2012 11:18 am1 comment
Advanced Art Texture Assignment

Advanced Art Students were asked to create a piece in any medium they chose focusing on texture.  Here is what they came up with: Michael Marshal – Acrylic Paint Ashley Whiteshield – Oil Pastel Ben Miranda – Pencil and Crayon Gretchen Lindquist – Ceramic Textured Tea Pot Josh Dotomain – Acrylic Paint Izzy Barnwell – Sharpie and Watercolor Richie Mack – Pencil Brianna Honebien – Ceramic cup and bowl Kyle Hubbard – Ceramic Dragon Teapot Dylan Gillespie – Ceramic cup set Kyle Hubbard – Picasso Painting Homage

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Seward High Art – Ceramics

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Seward High Art – Ceramics

Here are some more ceramic projects.  There are lots more here at our blog.  We made gargoyles for Halloween and they turned our awesome!  Also, please vote on your top three choices for the skate park mural design! Gargoyles/Sculptures Rachel Tougas Jessica Degnan Diana German Andy Hughes Tiffanie Rook Matt Moore Sherelle Holmes Erin Lane Jamie Jacobson Hannah Stovall Wheel Projects Sasha Hamner Sherelle Holmes Josh Dotomain Emma Farris Sasha Hamner Erin Lane Alice Pfeiffenberger Zack Martin Butter Dishes Hannah Stovall Kim Leavitt Tiffanie Rook

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Seward High Art – Paintings

October 18, 2012 11:13 am5 comments
Seward High Art – Paintings

Students first researched various famous painters from art history.  Then they picked their favorite artist and chose one of their paintings to recreate.  They drew it by hand, then painted it with acrylic paint using the verdaccio (italian) or grisaille (french) technique which was developed in the middle ages.  In this technique, the painting is first done entirely on a gray scale to create depth and value, and then color is added in glazes.  They did a great job, and succesfully integrated their own personalities into these paintings, check them out: Billy Joe Wardlow Pablo Picasso Ayla Bunch Dali’s Windmills, not by Salvador Dali but an […]

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Seward High Art- Ceramics

October 17, 2012 11:01 am2 comments
Seward High Art- Ceramics

I have two ceramics classes this year and they are filled with creative, patient students.  Here are some of their projects! Butter Dishes Jessica Degnan Erin Lane

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Seward high Cinematography Object Stories

October 8, 2012 11:05 am4 comments

For their first project, Seward High Cinematography students created digital stories about an object in their life that holds some personal significance.  They wrote about the object, photographed it, and interviewed eachother about it.  We studied color palette in films, and they were asked to create a color palette for their movie.  They used Photoshop to edit their photos to follow the color scheme they had chosen.  To create their digital story, they combined audio recordings, text, photos and music.  I think they did a great job, here they are:  Noah Hamlin Autumn Young Hannalyn Ohlsen  Michaela Headly Jerry Swanson  Diana German  Alexis Nicolas Tiffanie Rook    

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