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.
Barnes and Noble Art Exhibit A HIT!
Celebrate Youth Art Month in March
Come celebrate Youth Art Month in March. We will host our District-wide visual art exhibit at Brookfield Square Barnes and Noble. The exhibit opens on Wednesday, March 18th in the evening. There will be a public open reception on Friday, March 20th from 6-7:30 and the exhibit will close on Wednesday, March 25th after 3:00. This exhibit is also a fundraiser for the Visual Art departments as Barnes and Noble will donate 5% of their in store and online sales from March 20-25th back to the Pewaukee art programs. You must present the flier and voucher for the purchases to count towards us. Please see the flier attached. here.
Save the Date for Showcase of Art Exhibit in April
Pewaukee students will also be participating in The Showcase of Art hosted by the Pewaukee Area Arts Council at the Pewaukee Steinhafel’s store on Saturday and Sunday, April 18-19th. Watch for more details on this exhibit on our website or the PAAC website.
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.
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.
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.
PHS Art QR Code for Mobil Devices
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.
Archive of Past Home Pages
Art Students Travel to Chicago to Study Art History
Mr. Lamp's Art History class and Mrs. Bjork's AP Art class combined for a fantastic, full day field trip to Chicago. Students visited the School of the Art Institute, touring the facility and learning more about the mission of the school. Students also visited the Art Institute Museum viewing the ancient collection and also favorites such as Monet, Van Gogh, Chagall and Seurat. We also saw a really moving exhibit at the Museum of Contemporary Art, featuring the work of Doris Salcedo, internationally renowned Sculpture artist. We even had our Ferris Bueller moment too!!! It was a fun day that was inspiring and art-fully great.
Great News for Alum of PHS Visual Art
We recently learned that Kellymarie Stamper, alumna of the the Pewaukee High School Visual Art program and a scholarship recipient at the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design (MIAD) has successfully participated in MIAD's "Major Deal" Exhibition. Kellymarie was awarded first place for her art work in the Sophomore/Junior student show! Congratulations to Kellymarie.
Art Students Honored in Scholastic Art Competition
I wanted to share some fantastic news with you. We just received word that 9 PHS art students have had their work honored in the Scholastic Art Competition. Scholastic Art is a National Art and Writing competition held annually. Students enter first at the state level and then, if chosen continue onto the National competition.
This year we had 10 works chosen, which is the most we've ever had at Pewaukee. Works that receive a Silver or Gold Key are displayed at the Milwaukee Art Museum during the run of the exhibit. Animation and Video are shown on the big screen in the MAM theatre on the day of the opening. Students are invited to the opening at the Milwaukee Art Museum along with their parents and teacher. Students who receive honorable mention receive a certificate and are honored the day of the opening as well, but their work is not displayed due to limited space.
In addition to the Art Works honored we also had a student writer received 2 silver keys.
For more information on this honor and the exhibit click here: Scholastic and the Milwaukee Art Museum.
Congratulations to the following students:
Kavitha Babu-Honorable Mention, Film & Animation, Walk of Life
Maija Beaudoin- Honorable Mention, Digital Art
Lauren Dalsanto- Honorable Mention, Film & Animation Walking
Bastian Hill- Honorable Mention, Film & Animation Homestuck Transformation
Kelin Olson- Silver Key, Film & Animation Game On
Ally Pfister- Honorable Mention, Mixed Media OCD
Nate Sjoberg- Honorable Mention, Film & Animation Daydream
Ben Tremmel Honorable Mention, Film & Animation Experimental Video Found Footage
Hope Zimmermann-Honorable Mention, Photography Jamaican Sunset
Hope Zimmermann-Honorable Mention Photography Untitled
Alaina Mundt- 2 silver keys for Writing. Yin and Yang and No Streetlights on Memory Lane
Kelin Olson Silver Key Winning Animation
Kavitha: Walk of Life
Lauren D. Walking
Ben Tremmel Found Footage