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 emeyers@hpregional.org



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

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Best Wishes to Connor Craig

Let's send our positive energy and healing vibes to Connor Craig, an important and well-loved member of our Crafts 1 class who recently underwent surgery. We wish him a speedy recovery!

Monday, July 6, 2015

AP Studio Art Now Offered at High Point

I am pleased to announce that I will be teaching AP Studio Art beginning this September. This Advanced Placement Studio Art course is designed for highly motivated students who are committed to the study and creation of visual art. Using guidelines established by the Advanced Placement College Board, students must prepare a portfolio of their best work to be submitted for discussion and evaluation at the end of the school year. Students will work in a variety of 2-D media, including a personal concentration of at least twelve pieces that focuses on a theme of personal interest to each student. To be successful in this course, many of the assignments must be created outside of class, and summer assignments, to be completed prior to the school year, are mandatory.
If you are a student who is interested in learning more about this course, then please contact me.

Friday, July 3, 2015

2015 Senior Art Awards Recipient

Congratulations to Brittney Yarosz, recipient of both the Sussex County Arts & Heritage Senior Art Award and the High Point Regional High School Senior Art Award. I had the honor of working with Brittney three class periods a day, and she produced outstanding visual and written work in Honors Fine Art Sculpture, Honors Fine Art III, and Contemporary Crafts II. She is off to Fairleigh Dickinson University this fall. Best of luck, Britt!

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Nicole Mingle - Crafts Award Recipient

Nicole Mingle is one of those kids who seems to be good at everything! But that is not to say she isn't one of the hardest workers I know. Nicole, who recently graduated, was an exceptional Crafts II student, and truly a genuinely friendly person. She picked up everything I taught quickly and applied her new knowledge in the forms of monoprints, ceramics projects, jewelry, dream catchers, and stained glass creations. In the spring, she headed up a team of stained glass artists who constructed large panels that they retrofitted to the school entrance sidelights, another permanent installation that makes me extremely proud. Nicole won recognition in many area exhibits this year, and she was the recipient of the Sussex County Arts & Heritage Fine Crafts Award.
Original Monoprint, 'Craziness' by Nicole Mingle

'Everlasting Gobstoppers'
Here she is working on one of the school entrance sidelight panels - still smiling after all that grinding!

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Caleigh and Lilah Mix Glass Techniques

One of our latest additions to our 'gallery school' vision was created by recent graduate Caleigh Gorman and incoming senior Lilah McNeil, both Crafts II students. They came up with the original concept of integrating stained glass and glass mosaic in the creation of their independent tree mural project. This work of art has become a permanent installation of our school, and can be viewed in the library.

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Mikey's Cakes

As I reflect on this past school year, I would like to send a huge THANK YOU to Mikey Meehan and his lovely family for their many generous donations of cakes and baked treats. Mikey kindly brought in and left many delicious cakes and colossal chocolate muffins on my desk! Having a student whose dad is a baker definitely has its perks!

This chocolaty surprise was for my 25th birthday this year (I've been saying that for many years now!)
This one was the end of year celebration cake.

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Wood Carver Jim Whitman Visits Fine Art Sculpture Class

Local wood carver, author, and fine crafts educator Jim Whitman was kind enough to donate his time, energy, and tools to our Fine Art Sculpture class this spring. He spent 5 class periods educating us on basic wood carving techniques, overseeing the students' own carvings in basswood, and sharing images of his own beautiful works. We are so appreciative of Jim's willingness to open our eyes to a whole new art form!
Original Work by Jim Whitman



Friday, May 22, 2015

HP's First NAHS Induction Ceremony and Invitational

Congratulations to my dear friend and colleague, Miss Kelly Kuzicki, who started High Point's first chapter of the National Art Honor Society. On May 21st, we had an induction ceremony and invitational art show at our school. The show was judged by representatives from universities and Peter's Valley School of Craft. Thank you to the talented student jazz musicians who added class and flair to our exciting event.

Mr. Dan Freel, NJ Herald Photographer




 'Carpet Stains and Window Pains' by High Point's Claudia Fasino
Mr. Jonathan Bowles, Rep from Montserrat College of Art