Welcome to the Pewaukee High School Visual Art Department. You will find many visual art resources, links to our programs, classes and more.
This website includes a great deal of helpful information. At the top you will find tabs and drop-down tabs for many of the outstanding programs and classes we offer. Students will find their assignments embedded in the class pages for each of the classes we teach. For syllabi and standards information click the Classes tab.
Ready for 2015-16
Welcome to a new school year!
It's hard to believe it is time to plan and get ready for 2015-16. This past school year was very successful and event-filled for the Visual Art Department at PHS. We were fortunate to have many students achieve, inspire and create at high levels. Here are a few of our accomplishments:
Pewaukee High School has moved to Standards Based Grading (SBG). The Visual Art department piloted an SBG rubric last year during second semester with the Introduction to Digital Imaging Course. We will now use a similar rubric with all Visual Art classes. There are 4 standards that we will base grades on in all studio/digital courses. The only exception to this will be Art History and AP Art History. Mr. Lamp will share more on the specifics under his Art History class tab. For more on SBG click this link to see details.
For more on Standards Based Grading for the High School please view Mr. Van Hulle's Screen Cast here.
Art Club Connects to Community
Check out all the Art Club news including links to our social media sites. Click the Art Club tab at the top. Watch for announcements regarding joining Art Club in 2015-16. Find us on Instagram at phsarrtclub or on Blogger at http://phsarrtclub.blogspot.com/
Travel to Italy: It's Not Too Late To Travel With Us! Reserve Your Spot!
The PHS Visual Art department will be traveling to Italy in summer 2016 as approved by the Pewaukee School Board. This travel experience is open to students who have successfully completed Art History, AP Art History and/or AP Studio Art. The 10 day tour will feature stops in Venice, Florence, Assisi, Ravenna, Pompeii and Rome. We have held the meeting and distributed information on the trip to Italy. If you are interested and missed this information please see the detailed webpage for more. Mr. Lamp also has printed handouts with details.
Subscribe to the Art Blog
Posts to the Art Blog often feature student artwork, students making art and much more. To subscribe click the Art Blog Tab and follow directions in the subscription box.
PHS Art QR Code for Mobil Devices
Hey I Wanna See Some Art!
There are lots of art galleries within this site. If you click on the class tab at the top a drop down menu will show all the classes we offer in the Visual Art Department. Each of those pages has a gallery of some of the works created by students in the course, (except for those that are new courses). There is also a chart of all the courses offered that may be helpful to plan your art future.
This year the teachers and administration at Pewaukee High School are more dedicated than ever to trying to communicate thoroughly and regularly with parents about their students' work and progress in classes. According to school parent surveys parents want more email notices of progress. To that end the art department will have students regularly sending home email notification following class critiques. Students will tell you in the email how they did with the critique and why they feel this way. Look for these emails to start coming home soon as we are getting close to finishing our first units.
Pewaukee Area Arts Council Arts Alive
The Pewaukee Area Arts Council (PAAC) is sponsoring Arts Alive with art related events happening in and around Pewaukee in mid-September. To learn more visit their website. You can volunteer to participate or just attend the many events. For details see the fliers embedded here.
PAAC Poetry contest
Meet the PHS Visual Art Teachers
The Visual Art Department is home to two visual art educators. Ben Lamp and Jeanne Bjork. We are both passionate about connecting the PHS Visual Art students to the many fantastic arts organizations and communities in Milwaukee and around the world. If you have questions the best way to reach us is via email. Just click our names or our pictures and it should take you directly to the email address.
Mr. Lamp teaches Introduction to Art, Sculpture 1 & 2, Painting 1, Drawing 1, Art History, AP Art History, Introduction to Digital Media.
See the schedule image below for Mr. Lamp's schedule. He teaches all of his classes in room 115.
7:30 - 8:10 Resource Room 115
8:15 - 9:45 A1: Introduction to Art
9:50- 11:15 A2: Introduction to Digital Media
11:15 - 11:45 Lunch
11:50 - 1:15 A3 Painting 1
1:20 - 2:45 A4 Introduction to Art
8:15 - 9:45 B1: Introduction to Art
9:50- 11:15 B2: Prep
11:15 - 11:45 Lunch
11:50 - 1:15 B3 Introduction to Art
1:20 - 2:45 B4 Art History/AP Art History
Mrs. Bjork is the department head and teaches Drawing 1, Painting 1, Digital Photography 1 & 2, Drawing2/Painting2, Animation and Experimental Video, Graphic Design, and Introduction to Digital Media. For her schedule see below.
7:30 - 8:10 Resource Room 114
8:15 - 9:45 A1: Drawing 1
9:50- 11:15 A2: Graphic Design
11:15 - 11:45 Lunch
11:50 - 1:15 A3 Prep
1:20 - 2:45 A4 Animation/Experimental Video
8:15 - 9:45 B1: Drawing 1
9:50- 11:15 B2: Digital Photography 1
11:15 - 11:45 Lunch
11:50 - 1:15 B3 AP Studio Art
1:20 - 2:45 B4 Digital Photography 1
WAEA Chooses Mrs. Bjork Top HS Art Educator in Wisconsin
The Wisconsin Art Education Association (WAEA) has chosen their 2015 award recipients and Mrs Bjork was chosen as the Secondary Division Art Educator of the Year for 2015. This is a really BIG honor to be chosen as the best high school art educator in the state. The awards will be given on October 22nd in the evening as part of the WAEA Convention held this year at Lawrence University in Appleton. Special thanks to Marty Van Hulle for his letter of nomination and support. There were also several alums of PHS who wrote letters of support (Hannah Greene and Rachel Sauer) along with several of Mrs. Bjork's Art Education colleagues (Anthony Lauer and Meagan Hahn).
Archive of Past Home Pages
Click here for an archive of September-December 2013