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. 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.
Italy Trip A Huge Success
The Visual Art Department has returned from a glorious, but fast 7 day excursion to Italy. Students experienced the art, culture, language, food, history and people of Italy during the fast-paced exploration. We spent time in Venice, Florence, Assisi, Rome and Pompeii. Students saw many world renowned works of art including, Michelangelo's David, the Uffizi Art collection, the Roman Forum and Colosseum and more. Check out the slideshow here for details.
Mrs. Bjork Elected to Wisconsin Art Education Board
In April Mrs. Bjork was elected to the Wisconsin Art Education Association Board as the group's Historian. Ms. Bjork will work to expand the group's presence on social media and their website. Congrats to Mrs. Bjork.
Mrs. Bjork Presents At National Art Education Convention in Chicago
Mrs. Bjork presented at the National Art Education Association's spring National conference in Chicago, IL on Friday March 18. The presentation titled: Digital Gets Dirty-Experimental Printmaking Processes with Digital Photography featured PHS digital photography created by PHS Visual Art Students and alumni. Over 475 people attended the session ranking it 4th most popular of all sessions at the convention. Of those who ranked the session all gave it 5 of 5 stars. Over 5000 people attended the convention. Mrs. Bjork presented this topic at the fall Wisconsin Art Education Associations fall conference in 2014. An article about the topic was also written by Ms. Bjork and featured in the May/June issue of Davis Publications School Arts Magazine.
To download a handout from the presentation click here.
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).
Mrs. Bjork Presents At WAEA State Convention on Animation
Mrs. Bjork presented Roto What? Get the Scoop on Rotoscope at the Wisconsin Art Education Association (WAEA) state art education Conference in Appleton, WI on Thursday, October 22nd. The presentation helped fellow Art Educators learn several rotoscope animation techniques using hand drawn frames, Adobe Photoshop and iPad Apps. For more information and the handout from the conference click here.
PHS Visual Art Blog Chosen As Finalist
The Pewaukee High School Visual Art Blog has been chosen as one of nine finalist in the Art of Education National contest for outstanding art education blogs.
You can see all the finalists and winning blogs at The Art of Education website.
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
Tile A Mile Was A Big Success
THANK YOU!!! for making our fabulous Visual Art Community Art Making fundraiser: Tile-A-Mile a big success.
We raised a bit over $3000.00 for PHS Visual art scholarships and programs. The whole day was filled with smiles, art-making and lots of happiness. Thanks so much to the Pewaukee Community for your support of the Visual Arts.
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/
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 Drawing 1
1:20 - 2:45 A4 Introduction to Art
8:15 - 9:45 B1: Prep
9:50- 11:15 B2: AP Art History
11:15 - 11:45 Lunch
11:50 - 1:15 B3 Sculpture 2
1:20 - 2:45 B4 Sculpture 1
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: Introduction to Digital Media
9:50- 11:15 A2: AP Studio Art
11:15 - 11:45 Lunch
11:50 - 1:15 A3 Digital Photography 2
1:20 - 2:45 A4 Introduction to Digital Media
8:15 - 9:45 B1: Prep
9:50- 11:15 B2: Painting 1
11:15 - 11:45 Lunch
11:50 - 1:15 B3 Drawing 2/Painting 2
1:20 - 2:45 B4 Digital Photography 1
Archive of Past Home Pages
Click here for an archive of September-December 2013
Mrs. Bjork Records National Podcast for The Art of Education
On the second to last day of school 2016 Mrs. Bjork recorded a podcast with The Art of Education, a national organization for professional development and resources for art teachers. The interview and podcast were all about the AP Studio Art program at Pewaukee High School and general AP Art tips and ideas.
Check out the podcast here and also the article that corresponds to the podcast. If you use iTunes you can download the podcast there too. It is episode 20, "Unlocking the Secrets of AP Studio Art"
AP Art Picnic and Final Days....
AP Art Classes Visit Chicago Art Institute and MCA
Mr. Lamp's AP Art History class and Mrs. Bjork's AP Studio Art class celebrated the completion of their exam and portfolio submissions by taking a field trip to the Chicago Art Institute and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago. Students viewed master pieces by historically significant artists as well as current, practicing artists. Whether viewing the Andy Warhol room, the Picasso sculpture in Daly Plaza or the large Kerry James Marshall exhibit at MCA, students greatly enjoyed the art filled excursion. In addition to looking at art students got to pose by Anish Kapoor's Cloud Gate sculpture (known as "The Bean") while contemplating the physics and engineering of this unusual art installation. It was a wonderful day celebrating art accomplishments.
PHS Art Students Receive Scholarships
Congratulations to Kierra Schwab and Kelin Olson on receiving 4-year scholarships to the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design (MIAD) to study art. Both students are members of Mrs. Bjork AP Studio Art class. Kierra is also this year's recipient of the Gene Frett Visual Art Scholarship.
The Pewaukee High School Visual Arts Scholarship was founded in 2007 to offer scholarships to promising PHS artists to enable their pursuit of excellence in the visual arts at the college level.In 2012 a generous donation by Terry and Lauree Frett in honor of Terry’s dad Gene was made; thus renaming the scholarship. Gene Frett worked for Binney-Smith selling art supplies to classroom teachers. The scholarship came under the umbrella of the Pewaukee Scholarship Fund with this donation and renaming. In 2014 the Frett family donated an additional amount to the fund to raise the annual scholarship to $1500.00. The scholarship continues to support the studies of Pewaukee High School Visual Art students looking to continue their pursuit of excellence at the college level.
PHS Art Student Wins YAM Award at State Exhibit In Madison
Miranda Kennison, a senior in Mrs. Bjork's AP Studio Art student has won a Sargent Art award at the State Capitol in Madison, WI doing the Youth Art Month Exhibit. Miranda exhibited her collagraph print and the collagraph plate entitled "The Road to No Where" together as one entry. The work was highly regarded for artistry and skill. Congrats to Miranda.
Youth Art Month Regional and State Awards for PHS Artists
The PHS Visual Art Department is very proud of our art students. Mr. Lamp and Mrs. Bjork attended the SE WI regional art exhibit at Sharon Lynne Wilson Center on Friday night. Two PHS students won awards and 6 had their work chosen to go onto Madison to be displayed in the state Capitol as part of the Youth Art Month exhibit. The Capitol exhibit will be on display in the rotunda from February 27th - March 11th. Bravo PHS artists.
Congrats to Miranda Kennison and Kierra Schwab on their awards.
Congrats to Kierra Schwab, Miranda Kennison and Jessica Esser, Tyler Caraulia, Megan Willborn, Annika Wille on having their work chosen to go onto the State exhibit.
Here's a over view link of the regional exhibit at the Wilson Center from Frank Korb.
Here is a link to the State Capitol show: https://youtu.be/zbRWz1ZE5Z4
Scholastic Art Awards Announced
Pewaukee High School art students were honored with several Scholastic Art awards. We received 2 gold keys, 4 silver keys and 3 honorable mentions. Gold key means the work was awarded a State level award and is also being considered for National recognition, Silver key means the work is being awarded a State level award. If works are chosen for National recognition they go onto New York City in June.
So happy for our Art Students! Congrats to the following for their awards:
Anja Wilcenski.....Gold Key for her Experimental Video
Kayla Holzhauer.....Gold Key for her Mixed Media Collage
Macey Wolfe......Silver Key for her Animation
Bastian Hill......Silver Key for her Experimental Video
Kelin Olson.......Silver Key for his Animation
Jessica Esser.....Silver Key for her Animation
Kavitha Babu.....Honorable Mention for her Experimental Video
Ellie Zielsdorf.....Two Honorable Mentions for her Digital Photography
Gold Key: Anja Wilcenski
Gold Key: Kayla Holzhauer
Silver Key: Bastian Hill
Silver Key: Kelin Olson
Silver Key: Jessica Esser
Silver Key: Macey Wolfe
Honrable Mention: Kavitha Babu
Honorable Mentions: Ellie Zielsdorf