AP Art 2013

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AP Art 2013 - Student Work

Julia A.

"Family History" - My concentration is based on my family’s personal artifacts that date back three or four generations. The works portray the history of my ancestors, through timeless antiques, and how these objects have become a symbol of my personal history. I wanted to create a collection of pieces that was meaningful to me and one I could share through my artwork.

McKayla B.

"The Defacement of the Earth"

Alana B.

"My Mothers Garden"

Anna C.

"Goodrich's Farm" - Sweet Butterchurn Farm in rural Shoreham, Vermont is a unique place. My aunt and uncle have created a sanctuary for all including the animals that make up the menagerie they call home. My concentration is a snapshot of this microcosm during one particular autumn weekend. The pieces reflect a sense of home and place primarily through sensory images that utilize distinct textures. The hope for my concentration is to illicit a specific reaction from my audience: a sense of belonging.

Christian D.

"Visual Puns" - The central idea of my concentration was basically to express the joy in art. This series gave me an opportunity to improve my skills with a variety of mediums. My sense of humor becomes obvious through each piece. This work represents the visual puns that one sees in everyday life. I often looked at the work of Jacob Pfeiffer for inspiration.

Taylor E.

"Family Relationships" - The central idea of my concentration is family relationships. In a family, every member has a different type of role in that family. The mother and the father have different relationships with the children, the children with each other, and they relate to their grandparents, aunts, and uncles. My concentration is a photo expose that chronicles life’s moments within a family.

Katrina H.

"Things Abandoned" - For my concentration I choose to focus on places where things are abandoned as I traveled around New Hampshire and Maine this year. Seeking out this specific imagery type I was intrigued by nature as it takes control over time, displaying vibrant colors increasing over time such as rust and irregular textures. This series portrays how nature immerses itself over objects over time while nature reclaiming what was once rightfully theirs.

Emily H.

"Life Through Hands"

Miranda J.

"Exploring the relationships between people and animals" - The central idea of my concentration is exploring the relationships between people and animals, and how humans and animals influence each other. Often, people think only of the positive relationships, and yes there are many positives, but my concentration comments on the idea that while people might think that humans have only had a positive influence on animals, there is also darker side that cannot be ignored.

Heather L.

"Pairs" My concentration centers on the idea of items that come in pairs. The compositions I developed focused on studies of objects with simplistic backgrounds and a strong source of lighting. Each pair is based off of the idea that you cannot have one of the objects without the other. Separately each part of the pair becomes useless but together they work perfectly.

Every work in this concentration has been done in the medium of pastels.


Jordan L.

"Paper Cranes" - For my concentration, I chose to portray my personal discovery of art through paper cranes. I chose paper cranes because I have always been fascinated with Asian art and culture, specifically origami. The gray crane in each piece is a representation of me and is a symbolic self portrait.I wanted to show my development from a blank page symbolizing innocence to a more mature and sophisticated person. The work’s progress to the metaphor is that the little gray crane is ready to leave the nest.

Taylor M.

"Reflections" - My concentration focuses on reflections that occur in artificial and natural environments. The images convey reflections from various locations and objects that I have detected in my own surroundings. I was intrigued by these mirrors images and abstractions that formed within the reflections.

Carolyn M.



Anna S.



Cameron S.

"The combination of portraiture and the elements of nature"

Morgan W.

"Reflective Effects of Water" - The central idea of my concentration is to portray the reflective effects of water droplets on a variety of different surfaces. I wanted to demonstrate the simplicity of how these little drops, that often go unnoticed, have a great deal of light and color nuances that create abstractions within the tiny forms on each individual surface.

 

Art Department

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Mission

The fundamental belief of the WHS Art Department is that the visual arts develop basic skills and provide an opportunity to create. We are committed to fostering individual creative thinking in a safe environment that encourages risk-taking. Our goal is to instill a student awareness of how the visual arts enrich our lives.

Students will

  • Employ skills in the creating of visual art
  • Have the opportunity to engage in self-expression
  • Experience a nurturing environment that promotes a sense of community
  • Engage in creative problem solving from basic to complex
  • Be afforded the opportunity to develop individual identity
  • Understand the impact that art has on society
  • Understand the skills necessary to make art

Teachers

  • Karen Schweizer - Supervisor - This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Karin Backstrom - This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Wesley Coombs - This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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Arts Education Department Course Offerings and Curriculum Frameworks

Exploratory Courses Follow-Up Courses Advanced Courses

 

AP Art 2010

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Amanda's Concentration - Class of 2010

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