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.
Travel to Italy: See the details here.....
We have held the meeting and distributed information on the trip to Italy. If you are interested and missed this information please see the detailed webpage for more. Mr. Lamp also has printed handouts with details.
AP Studio Art Exhibit On Display Now
Please stop by the PHS gallery, entry case and auditorium atrium space celebrate the 2014-15 AP Studio Art class and their successful completion of the AP Art portfolio. Students create 24 works of art to complete the portfolio. This is a HUGE undertaking. The class has installed a beautiful exhibit in the PHS Gallery, Front Case and Auditorium Atrium space highlighting their portfolio work from second semester. Congratulations to the AP Studio Art Class including: Anja Wilcenski, Sage McCormick, Sam Knepprath, Alaina Mundt, Maija Beaudoin, Brandon Knoke, Lauren DalSanto, Alyssa Van Altena, Kelly Kempen, Ellie Zielsdorf, Katelyn Elvers, Ben Tremmel and Ally Pfister. Outstanding work everyone! Please stop by to see the exhibit. It will be up through B1 exam on Tuesday June 2nd.
PHS Exam Schedule & Open Studio Work Time for End of Year
As the semester winds down and we get closer to summer time starts to run out for the busy art student. Posted here is the exam schedule and the extra open studio and Mac Lab hours that Mrs. Bjork and Mr. Lamp will offer. Please plan accordingly if you need extra time to work.
Mrs. Bjork Studio and Mac Lab Hours
Monday, May 18 2:45 - 3:45
Friday, May 22 2:45 - 4:00
Wednesday, May 27 2:45 - 5:00
Friday, May 29 2:45 - 4:30
Monday, June 1 2:45 - 4:00- Last day to work in MAC LAB and art studio!
Mr. Lamp Studio Hours
Monday, May 18 2:45-4:00
Tuesday, May 19 2:45-4:00
Wednesday, May 20 2:45-4:00
Thursday, May 21 2:45-4:00
Tuesday, May 26 2:45-4:00
Wednesday, May 27 2:45-4:00
Thursday, May 28 2:45-4:00
PHS Visual Art Students Shine in Pewaukee Area Arts Council Showcase of Art Exhibit April 18-19
Congratulations to the talented PHS artists who exhibited their work at the Pewaukee Area Arts Coucil's Showcase of Art Exhibit this weekend. Special congratulations to 2 PHS seniors who received Honorable Mention awards for their work. Congrats to Lauren Dal Santo and Maija Beaudoin for their outstanding digital art. PHS also received a cash award for having the 2nd most pieces of art in the show. Thanks to all our talented artists for participating.
Mrs. Bjork’s students included in the exhibit were: Katelyn Elvers, Maija Beaudoin, Ally Pfister, Lauren Dal Santo, Kelly Kempen, Brandon Knoke, Alyssa Van Altena, Sage McCormick, Anja Wilcenski, Alaina Mundt, Ben Tremmel, Ellie Zielsdorf, Macy Peterson, Madison Schaefer, Kierra Schwab, Miranda Kennison, Allison Loth, Sammy Marz
Mr. Lamp’ Students included in the exhibit are:
Abby Powers, Alyssa Czerwinski, Sara Fox, Jackson Libowsky, Kavitha Babu, Christina Heinritz, Taylor Rouse, Rachel Bergelin, Megan Wroblewski, Chinmay Uttangi, Bryce Pochinski, Colin Lisowicz, Taryn Bradley, Molly Miller
Some of the PAAC Art Work
Gene Frett Visual Art
WAEA Chooses Mrs. Bjork Top HS Art Educator in Wisconsin
The Wisconsin Art Education Association (WAEA) has chosen their 2015 award recipients and Mrs Bjork was chosen as the Secondary Division Art Educator of the Year for 2015. This is a really BIG honor to be chosen as the best high school art educator in the state. The awards will be given on October 22nd in the evening as part of the WAEA Convention held this year at Lawrence University in Appleton. Special thanks to Marty Van Hulle for his letter of nomination and support. There were also several alums of PHS who wrote letters of support (Hannah Greene and Rachel Sauer) along with several of Mrs. Bjork's Art Education colleagues (Anthony Lauer and Meagan Hahn).
Pewaukee School Board Approves Visual Art Travel Abroad Program
The PHS Visual Art department will be traveling to Italy in summer 2016 as approved by the Pewaukee School Board. This travel experience is open to students who have successfully completed Art History, AP Art History and/or AP Studio Art. The 10 day tour will feature stops in Venice, Florence, Assisi, Ravenna, Pompeii and Rome. We will be hosting a parent meeting on Tuesday, May 26 at 6:30 in room 115. We will cover the cost of the trip, payment plans, the itinerary, safety concerns, fundraising opportunities, scholarship opportunities, options for potential college credit, and the overall benefits of international travel. The meeting will be approximately 30-40 minutes and we will answer individual questions after the meeting. For more information see Mr. Lamp.
PHS Art Teacher and Student Published in National Magazine
Congratulations to Mrs. Bjork and Madison Schaefer. Mrs. Bjork recently wrote an article about the PHS Digital Photography program that was published in School Arts Magazine. Madison’s photography was published to help illustrate the article. Two additional art student alums, Hailey Thomas and Miranda Hager. also had their work featured. School Arts is a national Art Education magazine. To view the article and artwork see the link here: Digital Get’s Dirty article.
Visual Art Students Partner with Pewaukee Kiwanis Club
Mrs. Bjork’s AP Art class and Mr. Lamp’s Drawing classes partnered with the Pewaukee Kiwanis club to create the designs for the Kiwanis Beach Party Tee Shirt and Logo and also the Kiwanis River Run. Both events are coming up soon and will feature the designs of PHS student artists Kelly Kempen (Beach Party) and Madison Rebholz (buttons). The Kiwanis Club members, Pat Gallagher, Wyatt Repavich and Paul Brown visited the art room to award these students and thank them for their creative efforts. Thanks to the Kiwanis Club for supporting student artists in this way.
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. Kelly was also recently informed that she has been selected to be 1 of 2 candidates chosen to study in New York City as part of a Studio Residency Program. !!! Very proud of Kelly.
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