Welcome to the Pewaukee High School Visual Art Department. You will find many visual art resources, links to our programs, classes and more. Take a browse and explore.
Discipline Based Literacy in Art
Last week as most of you were savoring the final days of summer break, the PHS teachers were participating in an inservice called Discipline Based Literacy. The main premise was increasing the awareness of how we develop literacy in every subject area. Each discipline has unique ways that they "read" and interpret what they read.
In the Visual Art program literacy is inherent in all the units we teach. Students communicate visually, but also in written form. The critique process - looking at art, talking about art and writing about art, plays a big role in literacy in the art room. As a team the K-12 Art educators developed the following How We Read Art list. Students will also receive bookmarks to help them remember and posters of these are hanging in the classrooms to help with literacy development.
Click here for an archive of September-December 2013
Welcome to the 2014-15 School Year
Cool, crisp days with light breezes, insects whirring, soft evenings with a chill in the air- sounds like fall right? Actually that description would accurately portray this past summer, which flitted past and almost felt like it never quite became a true summer. With a late beginning and early return to school, summer is already over and it's time to look ahead to the school year to come.
This website is the place where students, parents and community members can learn about the Pewaukee High School Visual Art program. Please bookmark this site and subscribe to our Art News Blog to receive regular email updates. Looking ahead to the new school year we are thrilled to be offering more choices for students to better serve them and give them more richly diverse art experiences. For a detailed account of the new curricular offerings click the tab that says Art Classes.
The past school year was filled with many achievements for the Visual Art students and teachers of Pewaukee. Here's a list of a few of the highlights.
For more details on the previous school year click the links in the archives here.
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, Second semester sections of Painting 1 , Drawing 1, Art History and one section of Introduction to Digital Media.
Mrs. Bjork is the department head and teaches First Semester Drawing 1, Painting 1, Digital Photography 1 & 2, Drawing2/Painting2, Animation and Experimental Video, Graphic Design, and Introduction to Digital Media.