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Everybody has a Vision

Freshman Maggie Stencovage created a bright, floral design for her visual journal. Students in Miss Lindsey Boncore's art classes design and make the journals themselves.

Jenea Maurer, Staffer

December 11, 2019

In Miss Lindsey Boncore's art classes, one of the first assignments is the Visual Journal. Students create and design their own notebooks/journals to draw warm ups, prompts, and sketches for future projects in the class. They're allowed to draw whatever they want on the front and backs of their journal....

Every Sonnet Has Its Own Story

Every Sonnet Has Its Own Story

Lauren Kane, Staffer

November 22, 2019

Everyone has written a poem, whether it was for an English class or just for fun. Even if you didn't want to write a poem, you still probably tended to make it about something that relates to you in some way.  Freshman Cayla Crespo was asked to write a sonnet for Miss. Heather Jenkins’ English 9...

Body of a fish… Head of a cat?

Junior Julia Malek created a classic Chimera- the catfish- for her Chimera project in Computer Art. She enjoyed the assignment.

Catti-Brie Kunkelman, Jenea Maurer, and Harmonie Wotring

November 22, 2019

When you think of mythical creatures, you probably think of the beautiful, enchanting unicorns, or something terrible and ugly, like the ogre. Chimeras are the mutts in the mythical world. They are created from combining two or more animals together, like lions and eagles to form a griffin. Chimeras...

Pater

Pater

Annabella Chaklos, Staffer

November 18, 2019

Gone, like a thief in the night. Missing, when I woke up in the light. Abandoned, I was left from your mistake. You give yourself a title, you’re completely fake. I count what you’ve caused, and didn’t hesitate to pause, Before seeing the otherworldly emptiness you’ve given me, Without...

Seventh Grade Sousaphone

Seventh grader Jillian Horvath plays with the PAHS marching band during the home game against Wyomissing on August 30. Jillian plays the tuba for the band, and enjoys playing for the band due to the positive impact music has had on her life.

Jenea Maurer, Staffer

October 25, 2019

   At every Pottsville football game, the PAHS marching band comes to support the team and blow the crowd away with their music. This group of musicians inspires many students throughout the school district. The band also gives student musicians an opportunity to display all the hard work they put...

Pen, Paper and Post

Freshman Felix Blasser posts his artwork on Instagram. This piece, titled Abigor, is a digital drawing of one of his original characters. Blasser said that since joining Instagram, he has been able to see other people's characters and creations.

Lauren Kane, Staffer

October 25, 2019

       Art can be seen wherever we go, whether it is in plain sight or not. We see it in obvious places such as museums and now we can see it posted on social media platforms. Freshman Felix Blasser is one of many students who have a passion for art.         Blasser has always had an int...

Eye of the Beholder

Freshman Emily Lucas drew this eye because she was interested in the drawing in the realist ic style.

Catti-Brie Kunkelman, Staffer

October 24, 2019

Realistic art can be an optical illusion. If you stand far away enough, it can look like a picture, taken with a camera, a lens. But, as you look closer, you can see the pen and pencil lines, the colored in sections, and the hard work and meticulous detail put into every sketch and every painting. Fresh...

A Gift from the Heart

Freshman Ally Taylor painted this as a gift for her mother.

Harmonie Wotring, Staffer

October 18, 2019

Artists draw inspiration from many different sources. Happiness, sadness, love. To express their feelings on something, whether it be a political statement or a discovery about themselves. For some, artists use their work to give back. Freshman Ally Taylor created this painting as a gift for someo...

Love of the Seasons Rhyme

Love of the Seasons Rhyme

Annabella Chaklos, Staffer

October 7, 2019

I’ve waited for you in all this time. I’ve longed for you through season’s rhyme. Through the cloudy smoke you appear. The blackness of my soul has been cleared. You were once a myth to all around me. But now you are as true as the sky, stars, or sea. I’ve waited for you in all this time. I’ve...

By Students and For Students

The Walk In Art Center and the students of Pottsville Area School District worked together to paint a brand new mural. It now hangs on the wall of the Ned Hampford Natatorium. Dr. Jeffrey Zwiebel, superintendent said,

Amanda Charowsky, Expression Through Creativity Editor-in-Chief

October 4, 2019

Murals are common at Pottsville Area School District.  The walls of the high school are covered in them—there are murals on every floor of the building, and each one was painted by members of the graduating class and designed to represent their four years. There’s also the mural painted ...

AP Art Summer Spotlights

Senior Caitlyn Kline created this painting as part of her summer assignment for AP Art.

Amanda Charowsky, Harmonie Wotring, Catti-Brie Kunkelman, Jenea Maurer, and Lauren Kane

October 4, 2019

  Molly Lubinsky  Did your summer assignment have to be based on something or did you have certain guidelines you had to follow? There weren’t really any strict guidelines we had to follow. What we had to do was make a piece based on inquiry- so basically we had to ask a questio...

Using Creativity to Express

Using Creativity to Express

Amanda Charowsky and Samantha Woodford

September 27, 2019

Trapped. There is nowhere to go. No one to talk to. You need to speak your mind, but how? The judgment is too harsh. Expressing yourself in literature or even music can take off some of this pressure. But what about art? It’s not just a class in schools. It’s an escape. Madison Auman, grade 8, decided to submit her Starry Night painting. It was ...

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