Sunday, December 3, 2017

Welcome to Art with Meyers!

Hello! My name is Erin Meyers, and I have been an art educator at High Point Regional High School in picturesque Sussex County, New Jersey since 1999. I feel so fortunate to be able to combine my love of art with my passion for teaching. Please check in from time to time to see what is happening in our world class art department, as I share my experiences through the lens of a teacher, a mom, and a community member. I can be contacted at emeyers@hpregional.org.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Honors Fine Art Sculpture Trip to Luna Parc

Please click on the link to see our awesome slide show of our trip to Luna Parc, May 26, 2017!


Saturday, April 8, 2017

Fine Art Trip to Washington, D.C. - April 6-7, 2017

Please click the link to see a slide show from our amazing trip to Washington, D.C.!

Monday, February 27, 2017

Sincere Thanks to the Rafferty Family

I extend my most sincere gratitude to the Rafferty Family, who generously donated a very large quantity of paints, glazes, and ceramic supplies to our students in the name of their beloved mother, Charlene Rafferty. Michele Wingle, Tara Buchell, and Shannon Fletcher, who are the daughters of Mrs. Rafferty and are all High Point alumnae, expressed that due to their mother's artistic talent and love for ceramics, she would have wanted others to express themselves too.

Friday, February 10, 2017

Congratulations Lexie Haurey

Lexie Haurey was selected as the recipient for a Pre-college Scholarship to Montserrat College of Art in Beverly, Massachusetts based on the craftsmanship of her ceramic chimes exhibited in the Mount Olive Invitational Art show on Feb. 7th. This will be a 3-week summer intensive for junior high school artists from around the country.

Monday, January 23, 2017

AP Studio & Fine Art 3 Portfolio - Life Drawing

Three weeks were spent on gesture and life drawing. The students spent as little as 5 seconds, and as long as 40 minutes on their various exercises. They used a wide range of media, from charcoal to Sharpies to dried lily stalks from my garden that they dipped in ink. By the end of the unit, the students were encouraged to invent and conduct the drawing exercises themselves, so I had the opportunity to be the student and enjoy some drawing time. It was a lot of fun and educational for all. A special thank you to our many models.


Saturday, January 21, 2017

Former Art Students Visit Current Art Students

A special thank you to 2016 graduates Mindy Steiger and Alexa Carchia for making the time to come back to speak to my current art students, many of whom are considering colleges. Mindy, who attends Kutztown University for Art Education, and Alexa, who attends SCCC where she takes art, had two very distinct and honest experiences to share. It was refreshing for the students to hear the 'real deal,' as opposed to the glossy campaign that visiting art school representatives can sometimes bring. Mindy and Alexa shared their personal stories, artwork, and advice, followed by a Q & A session.

Friday, January 20, 2017

District Arts Celebration Exhibit

On January 19, 2017, our District Arts Celebration included works of art by children of our sending districts.Thank you to the art teachers who participated in this special event: Ms. Robin Niemis of Frankford Twp. Elementary School, Ms. Karen Johnson of Lafayette Elementary School, Ms. Tery Castriovanni of Clifton E. Lawrence Elementary School and Wantage Elementary School, and Ms. Regina Hagemann of Sussex Wantage Middle School. It was really neat to see the work of the younger children displayed along with the high school students' work.
I took my students on a 'class trip' to the lobby to see the artwork from the very schools that most had attended. It was very special to hear them reminisce about their former art teachers and art classes.

In the lower left-hand corner is artwork by my niece, first-grader Victoria Meyers

'Cubist Cat' by my niece, third-grader Grace Meyers

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Happy 18th Birthday, Levi


Live in the moment


Sunday, December 25, 2016

A Picture...

...is worth a thousand words. ('nough said!)
Feuer Claus

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Football Glory

A little off-track from the Art Department, but as a community member and mom, I have to send a HUGE shout-out to the players and coaches of the High Point Football Team, who came off a 1-9 season last year and made it to the play-offs! I am so proud of you all for the hard work and passion you exhibited. And to Levi, my son, congratulations to you on your senior leadership as a Captain, and for being recipient of the Scholar-Athlete Award, Defensive Player of the Year Award, 1st Team All-conference Award, 2nd Team All-Herald Award, and the Top Cat Award! So proud!
Levi Burnell - Photo by Morgan Conklin

Proud Mama after the LEGENDARY Pompton Lakes win! (When did he get so tall?!)
Photo by Morgan Conklin

One of the many images of brotherhood this season

My younger son, Vaughn, who also had a terrific season with the HP Hawks.Vaughn cannot WAIT to play for Coach Delaney's Wildcats!

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Art Field Trip to Princeton Art Museum and Grounds For Sculpture 9/22

An entire day of AWESOMENESS! 




New School Year 2016-17 with the BLOCK!

We are already off to a great start with our new block schedule (truly an art teacher's dream to move from 42 minutes to 57!). We have much more time to work without interruption. The classes I am teaching this year are Crafts 1, Crafts 2, Fine Art 3 Portfolio, AP Studio Art: Drawing, Honors Fine Art Sculpture, and three Independent Studies.



Monday, June 27, 2016

Remembering Michael Accetta

Michael Accetta (1991-2016)
Photo courtesy of the New Jersey Herald
Sending love and prayers to the Accetta Family. Michael and his sisters, Maria and Renee, were some of the greatest kids I have ever had the pleasure of working with. Micheal's contagious humor and outgoing personality made him a very popular guy in my classroom. May his memory live on in all of our hearts.

Monday, June 20, 2016

EmmaMae Sytsema Receives Art Scholarship

Congratulations to EmmaMae Sytsema for receiving a scholarship to take a course of her choice at Peter's Valley School of Craft in Layton, NJ. EmmaMae chose to take a course in sculptural wood carving instructed by NYC Philosophy professor and artist Steph Rocknak. This is what EmmaMae created during her time there.
'Hand Carved' by EmmaMae Sytsema

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Mindy Steiger - Senior Artist Extraordinaire

Congratulations to Miss Mindy Steiger, the High Point Art Department's 2016 Senior Award recipient. Mindy had an outstanding year as one of High Point's first AP Studio Art Drawing Portfolio students, the Barbara & Ben Jones Scholarship recipient, and the Sussex County Arts & Heritage Award Senior Art Award recipient. Mindy was also the Senior Illustrator for this year's edition of Calliope. Mindy completed Crafts 1, Crafts 2, and all levels of Fine Art Portfolio. She is looking forward to attending Kutztown University this coming Fall, where she plans to study Elementary Art Education.
Barbara & Ben Jones Scholarship Award night
Kiss of  Death by Mindy Steiger

This year's edition of Calliope

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Prom 2016

As a teacher of many Juniors, (not to mention the proud mom of one), I thought it would be fun to post some pictures from the day of the prom. I have known almost all of them since they were tiny little friends of my son, Levi, so it brings me great joy to have them in class now, and witness them growing into successful young adults.
Chad, Corey, Tucker, Levi, Tyler, Logan, and Matthew

EmmaMae and Paul

Logan, Madi, and Chad
Levi and Sadie

Monday, May 23, 2016

Miss Kuzicki Gets Married!

Kelly Kuzicki, my dear friend and Art Dept. colleague, married the love of her life, James Shenise on May 21, 2016. Miss 'K' is now Mrs. Shenise. May Kelly and Jimmy enjoy a lifetime of happiness and good fortune together.

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Wecome into the the world, Sammy!

Congratulations to Corrin Bishop (2014) and Russell Kyzer (2012) on their new baby boy, Sammy, born on May 12, 2016. Both Corrin and Russell completed all four levels of Fine Art at High Point, and they were high school sweethearts. I taught Corrin for three years in a row, and she earned the Senior Art Award in 2014. Thank you, Corrin and Russ, for always keeping in touch and including me on your amazing journey! I love my new title, 'Auntie Erin'!
 Corrin's baby shower
Proud new papa Russell
Holding him for the first time!
A picnic lunch with my son Vaughn, Corrin and Baby Sammy