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Recent works: Henry Hammond

Recent works: Henry Hammond

By Elliot Bailey, Ballard High School

January 27, 2015

When freshman artist Henry Hammond first came to me with his self-portrait, he described it as pessimistic. What first stands out, however, is not a sense of pessimism, but an amalgam of animal and human -- what does it mean?

A commemorative art exhibit for post-9/11 students

A commemorative art exhibit for post-9/11 students

By Kaitlin Stansel, Glen Rock High School

January 19, 2015

For the past thirteen years, the conjoined building of Glen Rock Middle School and High School has welcomed students carrying the scarring memories of September 11th, 2001. Although some students were only a few months old, others a few years, each has a recollection of his or her own location as the...

‘You can tell any story with a picture if you can make it move’: Student sketches and animates in free time

‘You can tell any story with a picture if you can make it move’: Student sketches and animates in free time

By Avery Mojica, Blue Valley Northwest HS, Overland Park, Kan.

November 19, 2014

A blank piece of paper sits in front of junior Gavin Wylie. He picks up his colored pencils and pens and begins to sketch out the shape of a face. This drawing is the beginning of what will become a cartoon-like character, and possibly an animation. Wylie began to notice his artistic talents at about age...

Art student receives Gates Millennium Scholarship

Art student receives Gates Millennium Scholarship

By April Valdez, Vidal M. Treviño School of Communications and Fine Arts, Laredo, Texas

May 29, 2014

Visual Arts student Lizeth Terrazas said she cried when she found out she received a Gates Millennium Scholarship this spring. Just 1,000 students nationwide receive this award yearly. "I didn’t think I was going to get it because I was one out of 52,000 people that applied," Terrazas said. "I...

Dropping the formula, finding the voice: Eastern students study a Western approach to art

Dropping the formula, finding the voice: Eastern students study a Western approach to art

By Zoe Bowlus, Sacramento Country Day School, Sacramento, Calif.

April 30, 2014

When senior Cissy Shi signed up for teacher Patricia Kelly’s studio art class her sophomore year, she was concerned she wouldn’t be able to keep up. “I thought I needed extra help,” she said. So she started studying with Richard Yang, her cousin’s private art tutor. Yang is an independent...

Doing the dishes: Ceramic studio offers a home for artists and kids

Doing the dishes: Ceramic studio offers a home for artists and kids

By Gillian Weatherford, Kirby School, Santa Cruz, Calif.

April 2, 2014

"Technically, petroglyphs are made by scratching away at rocks. It’s pictographs that are when you paint on the rock,” Jennifer Kurtz Rubin explains. “But with a little creative license, it can apply to ceramics too.” Rubin and her husband Michael founded the Petroglyph Ceramic Lounge in 1993, cele...

Art students transform racist literature into inspirational pieces

Art students transform racist literature into inspirational pieces

By Kristen Hanning, Great Falls HS, Great Falls, Mont.

March 27, 2014

“N*****!” The dynamics of a single derogatory term proves the power of one word. This word alone ignites discomfort in society, resulting in the brutality of some and the oppression of others. Imagine a persuasive piece of literature centered around derogatory dynamics in order to advocate...