Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Welcome to Art with Meyers!

Hello, and welcome to my blog. My name is Erin McCrea Meyers, and I have been an art educator at High Point since 1999. I feel so fortunate to be able to blend my love of art with my passion for teaching. Please check in now and then to take a look at what we are doing in our world-class art department! I can be contacted at

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Ember Thomas, Cupcake Artist Extraordinaire

Vinny would be so proud!

Welcome Back, Hannah Aroune

A class party was held in honor of our dear, sweet Hannah Aroune who has returned to school after a lengthy time out due to an injury. We love you Hannah, and our Crafts 1 class was really missing one of our cherished 'family members' while you were away. Your light shines brightly!

Honors Fine Art Sculpture Students Create Paper Dresses and Gowns

The Honors Fine Art Sculpture students designed and created wearable dresses made of paper. The assignment culminated in a fashion show held in the library with a real catwalk, a full audience, music, and a backdrop with flashbulbs. More pictures to be added soon.

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Facing Racism: Collaborative Works for C.H.H.A.N.G.E.

Congratulations to our student artists who collaborated on these amazing works of art. The art will be exhibited at the Center for CHHANGE (Center for Holocaust, Human Rights & Genocide Education) at Brookdale Community College in Lincroft, NJ. A very special thank you to all the students who worked so hard and showed such care, and to Mrs.Carolyn Acker and Ms. Lisa Hodgins for including my students and me in this worthy project.

Works by students in Literature of The Holocaust, Fine Art 2, Fine Art 3 Portfolio, and AP Studio Art
Alexa Carchia, Mindy Steiger, Emily Banas
Julia Pettenger, Selena Vieira, Jennifer Klosterhoff
Sadie Grau, Alysha Fluri, Leah Eddy, Sydney Andersen

Catie Esposito, Emma Mae Sytsema, Casey Langenbach, Dan Stoll

Alysha Fluri, Catie Esposito, Leah Eddy, and Sadie Grau

Friday, March 4, 2016

Love and Sympathy to the Donahue and Armstrong Families

Photo courtesy of Facebook
May the stars carry your sadness away
May the flowers fill your heart with beauty
May hope forever wipe away your tears
And above all
May silence make you strong.
                                                   ~Chief Dan George

Rest in Peace, Joe.

Thursday, February 18, 2016

The Power of PLCs (Professional Learning Communities)

I was recently interviewed by The Art of Education, an international online graduate study forum specifically designed for art teachers, about my experience of working within our art department PLC here at High Point. Click the link below to view the article.

Below is some of the work I created while taking two courses simultaneously in Studio Printmaking and Studio Ceramics. I feel very fortunate to have had the opportunity to have taken these courses with my dear friends and creative colleagues, Lisa Hodgins, Jeremy Dearolf, and Kelly Kuzicki.

Congratulations Fine Art Students of the Marking Period

Honors Fine Art Sculpture students Ana Kucinski (marking period 2 selection) and Riley Melone (marking period 1 selection).

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Gotta LOVE those Paper Valentines!

Who says that art students cannot take a break from their projects to make gorgeous, handmade paper Valentines? Too often immersed in a world of technology, it did my heart good to see them cutting, collaging, and hand-writing such items of beauty. They were visibly happy and relaxed, and most importantly, they took the time to reflect on and value the humans in their lives who matter the most.

Mount Olive Invitational Student Art Success

I am pleased to share the success of our student artists at the 30th Annual Mount Olive High School National Art Honor Society Invitational Art Exhibit this evening, February 2nd.

There were FIFTEEN schools in attendance from Sussex, Morris, and Warren counties, Each school submitted ten of their best works.

Congratulations to the following students:

Leah Eddy First Place, Drawing/Illustration

Riley Melone - Second Place, Sculpture
                       Scholarship for Summer Program to Montserrat College of Art

Lexi Malavet - Second Place, 'Open' Category

Also exhibiting were:
Morgan Castro
Ana Kucinski
Alysha Fluri
Alyssa Merwin
Amanda Dworikoski
Joey Barta
Victoria Sforzini

Alysha Fluri 'Chair'

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Fine Art Field Trip to Princeton University Art Museum and Grounds for Sculpture

Fine Art 3 Portfolio is Hard at Work

Our charcoal value studies of a selected areas of the studio culminated in a wonderful group critique

Next came direct observation drawing exercises of 'Skelly' using various types of media. The drawings were then ripped, cut, deconstructed, and reassembled into collages. Then drawings were reworked into the collages. This was a study in positive and negative space, value, line, color, and composition.

Leah Eddy
Catie Esposito

Casey Langanbach
Dan Stoll

Next up - pen and ink!

Honors Fine Art Sculpture News

The Honors Fine Art Sculpture class kicked off the year with an activity that required using only styrofoam cups, X-Acto knives, and toothpicks.
Keeley and Loree Jess are inspired by the Olympics rings
Riley and Taylor put their heads together on a single sculpture

Emma and Kaitlyn create a shark
Kaity and Naomi are hard at work

The students explored the concept of ABSTRACTION by creating ceramic bookends.

'Guitar' by Anna Kucinski

'Swimming Goggles' by Emily Haudek

'Human Head' by Riley Melone