• Passion for art goes beyond just class assignments for high school students

    When it comes to making art, sometimes it involves blood, sweat and tears. It’s because the artwork of students is often more than just a class assignment.

    wichertFor junior Emma Wichert who is part of teacher Heather Fry’s Art 3 class, she created a graphite drawing that she described as “scary” with a textural aspect from a closeup of her mouth. It was inspired after learning about gothic literature.

    “This is how I perceived that and included an element of emotion by adding a lot of contrast,” Wichert said. “I put a lot of tears into it. Art is one of the things that captures that emotion, but twists it in a way you can’t really describe in words, which is the best part about it – you use your eyes to express emotions visually.”

    bryanClassmates Hannah Bryan and Jenna Pettina, both seniors, were also part of the project that encouraged students to get “up close and personal” with a graphite drawing that one might not necessarily want to see artwork of, but create a type of beauty from it.

    pettinaPettina’s drawing outlines details of a photo that also captures her mouth and allows a plethora of unique details accentuated in the work. Bryan said she brought a personal aspect into her piece that highlights her hands and a ring she purchased in a pack with her sisters.

    “I did it because I always mess with my rings and it’s a habit, and it connects back to them,” she said.

    Fry’s Art 3 students are now working on a new assignment with reduction print.

    Visit this link to see how another Art 3 student, junior Affina Garvin, aspires to have a career in visual arts after high school: Affina Garvin

    *By Brit Milazzo, public relations director, BASD

  • Ceramic design depicts student's love for art, horror movies
    Senior Haley Popovitch loves horror movies. That’s why she created a ceramic teapot, inspired by the movie, “The Shining.” It includes three pots weaved into one to create a structure-like piece of work with various slabs of clay that depict details of the hotel, body parts and an ax. Her ceramic art piece is on display at the high school, with other works of art from Fry’s art classes.