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.
PHS Art Teacher to Present at State Convention in October
Mrs. Bjork will be presenting at the State Convention for Art Educators held by the Wisconsin Art Education Association (WAEA). Mrs. Bjork will be presenting 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.
Art Club Has Nominated Officers
The Art Club recently painted and refurbished the PHS Visual Art Gallery space which is adjacent to the cafeteria. This was the first of our activities with the group. Art Club welcomed several new members for 2014-15. We also elected officers and began planning the rest of our activities for the school year. The newly elected officers include: Kelly Kempen, President, Kierra Schwab, Vice President, Katelyn Elvers, Secretary and Jenna Anderson, Social Media Coordinator/Photographer . Visit the Art Club Tab for all news related to Art Club.
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.
PHS Art QR Code for Mobil Devices
Archive of Past Home Pages
Click here for an archive of September-December 2013
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.
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.
Sculpture 1 Students Create New Work
Students in Mr. Lamp’s Sculpture 1 class created assemblage sculptures during the first two weeks of school. Assemblage sculptures are created from found, junk, or recycled objects, and they require students to see everyday objects in new, creative ways. The sculptures are now on display in the glass cases near the front entrance of PHS. Stop by and check out this great display of current student artwork.
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.