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Everybody has a Vision

Everybody has a Vision

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....

Body of a fish… Head of a cat?

Body of a fish… Head of a cat?

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...

Pen, Paper and Post

Pen, Paper and Post

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

Eye of the Beholder

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...

By Students and For Students

By Students and For Students

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

AP Art Summer Spotlights

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...

School’s out for summer

School’s out for summer

Gavin Woodward, Staffer

June 10, 2019

Art Meets History

Art Meets History

Amanda Charowsky, Editor

April 15, 2019

Art and history go hand in hand. For Honors Advanced Drawing, students created posters about the labor movement- which some of them were learning about in their history classes. The posters were then entered in the Jenifer J. DuBois Fabric of Unionism Art Competition, a competition showcasing the...

Our Very Own Fairytale

Our Very Own Fairytale

Amanda Charowsky, Editor

March 22, 2019

Fairytales are a building block. They help us learn to read, learn to write, and most importantly, they establish a common culture- fairytales and folktales are one and the same. Tales are retold over and over again- some dark, some whimsical. Twisted fairytales have become their own subgenre. “I don...

Painting and Peace

Painting and Peace

Amanda Charowsky, Editor

January 26, 2019

Peyton Skoraszewski, grade 7, does many art projects outside of school, such as painting and drawing-- along with projects in Miss Alyssa Palina’s art class. Skoraszewski enjoys art because she thinks it’s fun to do and the outcome is pretty. She also uses painting as a way to express herself. Th...

It’s All Abstract to Me

It’s All Abstract to Me

Amanda Charowsky, Editor

January 11, 2019

Sixth grade students in Miss Alyssa Palina's art class worked on projects demonstrating the techniques used in abstract art. Abstract art is a genre of art with the purpose of going outside art's traditional customs and values. What was your favorite abstract technique to use? “I like the pointillism, because I feel like it makes it look better and more spread out as you go along.” ...

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