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.
March Is Youth Art Month: Celebrate By Attending the District Wide Art Show At Barnes and Noble
Come celebrate the Visual Arts on Friday March 14th with the K-12 District Wide art exhibit and book fair at Brookfield Square Barnes and Noble. There will be a public reception for the exhibit along with complimentary coffee and snacks from 6:30- 8:00 . All book purchases made during the entire weekend using the voucher or information here will be credited to the Pewaukee School District and Barnes and Noble will give us 5% of their sales.
If you can't make it to the exhibit and still want to show your support you can make purchases online too. The exhibit will be on display from March 13-March 19th. Please stop by and support our student artists.
Here is a copy of the voucher and online purchase information.
Tile-A-Mile: Raised over $2000.00 for Visual Art Scholarships and Programs- THANK YOU PEWAUKEE!!!
TILE-A-MILE was a huge success. We raised over $2000.00 for Visual Art scholarships and programs. participants loved the community art making event and found many valuable, family friendly activities to do all in the name of art. Thanks so much to the Parent and Student volunteers who helped run Tile A Mile. Mr. Lamp and I could not have done the event without your wonderful help.
Full Slideshow From Tile A Mile
Article About Pewaukee High School Art Students Published in National Magazine
Mrs. Bjork wrote an article about one of the new National Standards on Presenting for Davis Publications' School Arts Magazine, a national art education article. The article featured information about Pewaukee High School AP Art students and the exhibit they present each school year in January and again in May.
To view all of the photos associated with the article click here: http://www.schoolartsroom.com/2014/02/a-great-performance.html
Check out this link to see the article or just click the picture below.
Did You Know Art Makes Students Smarter
Check out this link for a study on how students can gain valuable critical thinking skills just by studying art.
Click here for an archive of September-December 2013 news
Gene Frett Visual Art Scholarship Applications Being Accepted NOW!
The Gene Frett Visual Art Scholarship application is available now and can be downloaded here. Please complete the application and return to Ms. Bjork by Friday March 7th at 3:00. This scholarship is under the umbrella of the Pewaukee Scholarship Fund and was established in 2009 with funds raised during Tile A Mile. Eventually Terry and Lauree Frett sponsored the scholarship and it was renamed in honor of Terry's dad Gene. It is a $1000.00 scholarship that is rewarded to a senior who is majoring or minoring in art, art education, art history, graphic design or a related
PHS Art Students Work Honored in Scholastic Competition
The Visual Art Department is thrilled to announce that five of our talented art students have been recognized with honorable mention awards for the Scholastic Art Contest. The Scholastic Art contest is a national art competition with students competing against other state visual art students for award recognition. It is extremely difficult to be recognized making us truly proud of our Pewaukee High School Visual Art students!
The students receiving awards included:
Mr. Lamp’s Art Fundamentals students, Rachel Bergelin and Hope Zimmerman
Mrs. Bjork’s Animation students Kelly Kempen and Sam Knepprath and her AP Art Studio student Erika Jackson.
Congratulations to these talented artists. They will receive their award in February at the Milwaukee Art Museum.
The Slide show and animations below represent some of the works entered and some of those chosen.
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.
Meet Ben Lamp, the new Visual Art teacher at Pewaukee High School. Please welcome him and his fantastic ideas to PHS! Here's a bit more about him.
Hi, I am excited to begin my first year teaching Art Fundamentals, Sculpture, and Fashion Analysis at Pewaukee High School. This will be my eighth year teaching Art at the high school level, and I love sharing my passion for art with aspiring young artists. I look forward to working with a new group of students, encouraging their artistic abilities, and sharing new artistic experiences.
During my free time, I love spending time with my wife, son, and friends. I also enjoy a variety of sports, playing golf, fishing, and creating my own art, of course.
So Why This Website, Not School Fusion?
We decided this site could provide us more flexible options to highlight the many fabulous accomplishments of our students. School Fusion will be the basic splash page for you and your student to access a link to this site. At each School Fusion Class page you will find a link to the class page for that specific course here.
Now that Pewaukee High School is a Google school and students have google accounts we decided to utilize the many tools that Google has to offer. To that end, homework assignments and deadlines will all be posted via the Google Calendar embedded on the Calendar Tab. Students will be given instructions how to subscribe to the calendar or they can always just visit the tab. When you click on a calendar event it will give you a description of the event details.
You may also want to subscribe to the Art Blog embedded here on the site. There will be updates and Art News posted regularly. You can subscribe via RSS or email.