June 8, 2017
Extreme Makeover: Room Edition

Art I Students invent their dream room using two point perspective. Mouse-over the drawings for more detail! (May take a moment to load)

May 24, 2017 
Congratulations on a Successful Show!

Congratulations to our Advanced Studio artists on a successful show! The Advanced Studio Class did an outstanding job showcasing and discussing their artwork at our thirteenth annual art exhibit. This was an impressive show - featuring a majority of ceramic work, as well as imaginative drawings and paintings. Your hard work and dedication throughout the semester was truly reflected in the show. Best wishes to our seniors, as you will be missed in the art department next year. A special thank you to all of our guests, including administration, faculty/staff, community, friends, families, and our NCHS artist alumni, for supporting our artists!

May 19, 2017 
Art Department Student of the 4th Quarter

Newark Community High School is proud to provide a Student of the Quarter program to recognize individual students for their efforts and/or accomplishments. This award recognizes one student (9-12) from each department for his or her outstanding performance throughout the nine week period. Congratulations to Zach Schefske for being awarded Art Department Student of the Quarter! Zach was awarded for making exceptional contributions to his classes and achieving a personal standard of excellence. Way to go, Zach!

May 8, 2017 

Congratulations to Jacob Slivka and Beau Brown for winning the Computer Graphics Class Agenda Book Design Contest! Jacob’s design will be printed on the cover, and Beau’s design on the back of the 2017-2018 NCHS Agenda Book. Way to go!

Jacob Slivka, Class of 2019

Beau Brown, Class of 2019

May 8, 2017 
Biggest Art Show of the Year: Friday, May 19th, 2017

Everyone is invited to the Advanced Studio Art Show featuring the work of Celeste Acosta, Lauren Hager, Hannah Harris, Alex Hook, Remington Kempiak, Julia McCarthy, Regan Tomsa, Riane Tomsa, and Blade Turner on Friday, May 19th, 2017 from 5:30-7:00 p.m. at Newark's Charles B. Phillips Public Library. This is a one-time-only, end-of-the-semester art show, staged in an open house format. The show an opportunity to see original artwork created by advanced art students, and meet the artists. Attending opening night is a fantastic way to support these artists! Hope to see you there!

May 5, 2017 
Paintings from Observation

The following paintings are the culmination of the Painting Classes' unit on still life painting. Painting from observation is like learning a new language, especially in the digital age. It involves a coordination of the hand and eye that requires tremendous concentration and practice. Students must become keen observers of light, shadow and color tone. It is remarkably different from working from a photograph or 2-D source image. View our final still life paintings below:

Reegan S. Class of 2018, Acrylic Painting

Alex H. Class of 2018, Acrylic Painting

Lena W. Class of 2019, Acrylic Painting

Maggie K. Class of 2018, Acrylic Painting

Maya W. Class of 2017, Acrylic Painting

Michael K. Class of 2018, Acrylic Painting

April 27, 2017 
Product Design Project

For this project, students in Computer Graphics became commercial artists assigned to re-design the package of an existing product. Students selected items where a design improvement could enhance the product's visual appeal.

After studying composition and color theory related to commercial design, typography, and other attention-getting devices, the commercial artists began sketching and planning their ideas.

The resulting works were created using professional graphics software. Successful designers will lure their audience into purchasing their product. If you feel compelled to reach for your credit card, the commercial artist succeeded.

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April 24, 2017 

Congratulations to Connor Swanson for winning this year's Newark Community July 4th Button Design Contest. Connor's winning design, created in Computer Graphics Class, will be printed on 1,000 buttons permanently displayed at the Ferndell Museum. Connor's button design is first in a series of five collectible designs with the theme "Small Town Charm". Way to Go, Connor!
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