Sunday, December 3, 2017
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Monday, February 27, 2017
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
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
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
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
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
Sunday, December 25, 2016
Thursday, December 15, 2016
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
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
|Michael Accetta (1991-2016)|
Photo courtesy of the New Jersey Herald
Monday, June 20, 2016
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
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
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
Sunday, May 15, 2016
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|
Tuesday, May 3, 2016
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!