By: Madison Schioppo
On January 21, the art community held our annual Art Day, where students in art classes were able to display their work and skills for the school staff and students to see.
The National Art Honor Society board members also were assigned with the task of taking the 8th grade Studio in Art students on a tour of all the art classes. This was the first time in 2 years that we were able to continue the tradition of Art Day in person due to Covid, and it was truly a magical and memorable day for everyone in the school.
The HSE art department has endless possibilities for students interested in learning art, such as film and video, fashion design, architecture, design and illustration, digital media and more. This is all in addition to the traditional courses, such as drawing and painting, photography, and ceramics. The film class hosted an interactive green screen station transporting participants to exciting world destinations. Drawing and painting students worked on easels in various mediums displaying a range of genres. The AP Art history class features its 16th annual installation entitled Bright Eyes which consisted of a pixelated post-it mural. Design and Illustration students did caricatures of passersby. Photography students hand painted fiber prints and torn paper collages. Multimedia design students created interactive silhouette compositions, incorporating student body into their work. Fashion design and production students exhibited hand sewing on manikins and demonstrated detailed jewelry drawings. Architecture and Design and Drawing for Production students built tables and created stained glass pieces. Game design students demonstrated hand drawn characters and allowed participants to play test their games. After a long 2 years in quarantine that impacted the art students’ ability to shine and showcase their passion for art, they were able to come together to have a magical day for everyone in the school building!