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.
AP Art Exhibit is Going UP!
Students have been working frantically to finish artwork, mat the artwork and install their first semester exhibition. It is a very busy, hectic time. Here are some scenes from the installation of the exhibit. Congratulation to the AP Studio Art class for their outstanding collaboration in presenting their first semester art exhibit. The show will be on display through early February. Please visit the exhibit in the gallery adjacent to the cafeteria, the atrium of the auditorium and the P Case near the office. Congratulations to: Lauren DalSanto, Ben Tremmel, Katelyn Elvers, Kelly Kempen, Alyssa Van Altena, Brandon Knoke, Sam Knepprath, Maija Beaudoin, Alaina Mundt, Sage McCormick, Ellie Zielsdorf, Ally Pfister and Anja Wilcenski for their AWESOME work.
Exams & End of Term Schedule
OPEN MAC LAB & ART STUDIO TIME in Room 113/114:
Monday, December 14 2:45 - 4:00
Tuesday, December 15 2:45 - 4:00
Wednesday, December 16 2:45 - 4:30
Monday December 22, 2:45 - 4:30
Tuesday January 6, 2:45 - 4:30
Wednesday January 7 2:45 -4:30
Monday January 12 2:45 -4:30
Tuesday January 13 2:45 -4:30
Exam Schedule: Click this link.
Visual Art Department Partners with Drama for "Lend Me A Tenor" Production
The Visual Art Department spent several weeks in October developing art works that related to the themes of the Drama Department's Production of "Lend Me A Tenor". In Art Club members created a beautiful, large painting that became an integral part of the set for the play. Students incorporated colors of the set and a style to the painting that was reminiscent of the 1920s/30s time period. This coincided with the plays time era as well.
In Mrs. Bjork's Drawing 1 and Painting 1 classes students created works that related to the play as well. Since the production was set in a hotel room that harkens back to the 1920s and Art Deco theme students designed works of art that used that style as their inspiration. During the 1920s super heroes comics became very popular as well.
Students were asked to consider who their everyday heroes are and how they would represent those people as heroes in art deco inspired poster designs. Students looked at examples of 1920s poster designs and art deco works of art. Students were asked to design bold, dynamic spaces with strong colors and art deco style. Students were given the choice to take a serious or tongue-in-cheek approach to the project. Students learned how to design and render in color. They also learned a bit of art history. Their works are on display in the atrium gallery space outside the auditorium at the high school.
Stop by and see their clever and creative interpretations of the art deco theme.
PHS Art Teacher to Present at State Convention in October
Mrs. Bjork presented at the State Convention for Art Educators held by the Wisconsin Art Education Association (WAEA). Mrs. Bjork presented Digital Gets Dirty: Experimental Printmaking Techniques with her colleague, Meagan Hahn. Both artist-educators earned their Masters Degrees in Visual Studies from Cardinal Stritch University and have exhibited their experimental prints around the Milwaukee area. Mrs. Bjork also teaches these techniques as part of the Digital Photography program here at PHS.
PHS AP Studio Art Class Focuses on College and Careers with Field Trip
Mrs. Bjork’s AP Studio Art class visited The Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design (MIAD) to cap off a week of college and career focused experiences. Earlier in the week MIAD admissions officer, Cari Dulan presented information on how to apply for college and develop a portfolio that will win admission and scholarships. Students learned about the many careers available through the Visual Arts. On the class field trip students toured the school and also saw the new living spaces built in the heart of the historic Third Ward neighborhood (Milwaukee’s art center). After visiting MIAD students explored the various galleries and architectural gems found throughout the area. We discovered older art ranging from the 1500-1900s at Timothy Cobb Fine Arts and we also looked at local contemporary artists at Katie Gingrass, Tory Folliard and Elaine Erickson Galleries. Lastly, students had the opportunity to photograph and sketch in Catalano Square and other surrounding areas of the Third Ward.
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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. The most recent post had 3 embedded videos showing the latest Animation and Drawing works.
PHS Art QR Code for Mobil Devices
Art Club Creates New Connections Through Social Networks For Members
The Art Club recently set up an Instagram account and a blog for members to blog about activities. Follow us on Instagram at phsarrtclub or on Blogger at http://phsarrtclub.blogspot.com/
Check out all the Art Club news including links to these new social networks by clicking the Art Club tab at the top.
PHS Students Featured in National Magazine Article
The current issue of Davis Publications' art education magazine called School Arts includes an article written and photographed by Mrs. Bjork, PHS Visual Art Teacher and Department Head. The article explores the work of students in several advanced art classes while discussing how student-led choices make for more meaningful experiences in art. To read the full article click 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.
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.