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Seward High Graphic Design

March 7, 2014 11:05 am1 comment
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 Dakota Nickell Grant Orvis Jon Valencia Logan Smith Victoria Piro Pop Art Carrie Anderson Jon Valencia Reid Broughton Victoria Piro   Great joB!  

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SHS Art: Aboriginal Style Dot Paintings

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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 today on canvases.  These dot patterns tell stories and map out journeys.   SHS Art Students created paintings for the National Oceans Science Bowl Art Show with Ocean themes .  We drew out our designs, painting solid color down, and then used paint pens to decorate with dots.  This was […]

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Seward High Ceramics

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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 are more NOSB pieces, Bas Relief Tiles: Moriah Doepken Katie Kallio Nik Pahno Renzee Comia Basil Dougherty Jarrod VanderVegt Sasga Hamner Mary Ramirez Audra Atwood Hannalyn Ohlsen Alex Ashford Tia Miranda Jon Valencia And… Allie Katsma works on her clay crab * The NOSB Art show is at the Rae building […]

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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: More Computer Art!

December 18, 2013 11:41 am0 comments
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 Degnan Thomas Zweifel Liam McFaul Alicia Morris Flaming Objects Jessica Degnan Alica Morris Jarrod VanderVegt Thomas Zweifel Liam McFaul Movie Posters Alicia Morris Jarod VanderVegt Album Cover Book Cover Damnyan Letter Mandalas Jessica Degnan Jonah DeBoard Sara Tolson Thomas Zweifel Zane Zimmerman  

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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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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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Day of The Dead Masks on Display at the Seward Library

October 22, 2013 11:33 am0 comments
Day of The Dead Masks on Display at the Seward Library

In Seward High Ceramics Class we studied the Mexican Holiday, “Dia de Los Muertos” or Day of the Dead.  On November 1st and 2nd Mexican Families celebrate the souls of their departed loved ones with prayers, treats, and skull images adorned with flowers, candles, diamonds, spider webs and crosses. This holiday has Aztec roots, this civilization did not fear death, however viewed it as a continuation of life, an awakening from a dream.  Some students went in a more Halloween-ish direction with their masks, which was fine with me, because they all did a great job!  These masks are on […]

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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 Ceramics: Masks and Wheel Projects

April 26, 2013 12:42 pm5 comments
Seward High Ceramics: Masks and Wheel Projects

Happy Friday!  Here is some Ceramic Art…  (more stuff here at our blog) Humans and masks have always gone together.  Cultures throughout history have made masks for ceremony and ritual.  The masks simultaneously hide the wearer while transforming them, exaggerating some power or characteristic within.  Animal features are often used to represent the wearer taking on that animals spirit or traits.  We looked at various masks from around the world and students created their own.  Here are some!: Mary Ramirez Sam Melvin Gabby Katsma Mitch Ludwig

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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 Ceramics

March 5, 2013 9:59 amComments Off
Seward High Ceramics

New Projects from SHS Ceramics: Tooth Brush Holders Daren Sanderson Tristan Boor

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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

4:04 pm3 comments
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

10:27 pm1 comment
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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