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.
Pewaukee Area Arts Council Showcase of Art Exhibit Features Many PHS Students-Come Celebrate!
Pewaukee School District K12 Youth Art Month Gallery Walk
PHS Visual Art Students Work Chosen for STATE Youth Art Month Exhibit
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.
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.
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/
PHS Art QR Code for Mobil Devices
PHS AP Studio Art Students Win Scholarships for College Arts Studies
Four years of hard work in high school art has begun to pay off for several AP Studio Art students as college scholarship offers and acceptance letters have been sent. We are so proud of the wonderful work of our students. Many will have some difficult decisions to make in the coming months about their future studies.
Congratulations to the following for their college acceptance into arts-related programs and their scholarship offers.
Pewaukee School Board Approves Art Travel to Italy Summer 2018
Recently the Visual Art Department presented their Italy trip to the PSD School Board. The presentation featured Mr. Lamp, Mrs. Bjork, ACMS teacher Candace Greupnink and students Jenna Anderson, Ashley Hohnstein, Emma Steiler and Macey Wolfe discussing the summer of 2016 trip. Students and teachers discussed the value of traveling abroad including the impact it had on learning about art and art history, the rich connections students made and much more. The School Board then heard the rationale for the PHS Visual Art planning the 2018 Italy trip. They unanimously approved this plan. Please watch for future details about this incredible opportunity for students.
Currently the travel abroad opportunity is open to AP Studio, AP Art History and Art History students first. We will consider opening up to additional students if we have space.
An informational Meeting is planned for March 22, 2017 at 7:00 - 8:00 pm in room 115 at PHS. If you would like to attend the meeting on March 22, please email Mr. Lamp by Monday, March 20 and to let him know how many people will be attending the meeting.
If we have enough participation I will need to reserve a conference room, as my room will be too small. Also, don't hesitate to ask any questions about the trip. We will cover a lot of information in the parent meeting, but I know there might be some questions you need answered right away. If you are interested in the trip, but unable to attend the meeting I will gladly cover information with you through email or a face to face meeting after school hours.
Mrs. Bjork Presents in New York City at the National Art Education Association (NAEA) Convention
PHS Art Teacher and department head Mrs. Jeanne Bjork attended and presented at the National Art Education Association Convention in New York City March 1 - 4. The Convention was attended by art educators from around the world teaching students as ranging from 3 years old to adult. There were more than 7000 people attending the convention that featured presentations, art museum tours and the latest cutting edge technology as it relates to art. Mrs. Bjork presented the topic Everything Old Is New Again, which highlighted the Digital Photography program at Pewaukee High School. Through these classes students merge old and new technologies to explore experimental photography techniques including anthotypes, cyanotypes and more. The session was attended by close to 200 participants who eagerly viewed the artwork of Bjork and her digital photography students. For more on this presentation see the linked handout shared with attendees. Program Brochures from March 3, 2017
PHS Visual Art Students Win in State Scholastic Art Competition
Pewaukee High School Visual Art Department was recently notified that five students won six Honorable Mention awards at the State Scholastic Art Competition. Scholastic is a highly competitive State Exhibit that awards students for their exemplary efforts in Visual Art.
There are 3 levels of awards in Scholastic: Gold Key is the top award and has works being considered for National recognition, Silver Key is the next award with works being awarded at the State Level and Honorable Mention is the third State Level award. Gold and Silver Key works are exhibited at the Milwaukee Art Museum Scholastic exhibit in February-March.
There is a public reception and awards ceremony on Saturday, February 11, which honors all recipients including Honorable Mention. Students get to walk across stage and have their name and award announced in the Calatrava Atrium space at the Milwaukee Art Museum.
Congratulations to the following PHS Visual Arts Students for their awards:
Miriam John, grade 10, Honorable Mention for her Sculpture, Mr. Lamp teacher
Miriam John, grade 10 Honorable Mention for her Digital Art, Mr Lamp teacher
Alex Mauch, grade 12 Honorable Mention for his Sculpture, Mr. Lamp teacher
Megan Wilborn, grade 11 Honorable Mention for her Digital Art, Mrs. Bjork teacher
Macey Wolfe, grade 12 Honorable Mention for her Animation, Mrs. Bjork teacher
Jordan Zimmer, grade 11 Honorable Mention for his Photography, Mrs. Bjork teacher
PHS Animation Program Featured in Published Article in School Arts, National art education Magazine
PHS AP Art Program Featured in National Podcast for The Art of Education
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