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

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.

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Exhibit News

I am very pleased to share the tremendous success of High Point at recent exhibits! Congratulations to the following student artists:

Vernon High School Invitational
Bob Burghart - 2nd Place in Photography
Ryan Olinger - 2nd Place in sculpture
Nicole Mingle - 3rd Place in Open
Taylor Malavet - Painting
Claudia Fasino - Painting & Crafts
Jade Ferrara - Drawing/Illustration

Wallkill Valley Invitational
Bob Burghart - 1st Place in Photography
Ryan Olinger - 1st Place in Sculpture & Peter's Valley School of Craft Scholarship

Bob Burghart - 2nd Place in Photography 
Brittney Yarosz - Third Place in Sculpture
Taylor McKay - Third Place in Crafts
Claudia Fasino - Painting
Mindy Steiger - Drawing/Illustration
Jade Ferrara - Drawing/Illustration

Mount Olive Invitational
Ryan Olinger - 1st Place in Sculpture & Scholarship to Delaware College of Art and Design
Brittney Yarosz - 2nd Place in Sculpture
Bob Burghart - Photography
Nicole Mingle - Open
Taylor Malavet - Crafts & Painting
Mindy Steiger - Drawing/Illustration
Claudia Fasino - Open

Sally D. Francisco Gallery
Peter's Valley School of Craft
Bob Burghart - Photography
Nicole Chirico - Ceramics
Claudia Fasino - Painting
Victoria Hennion - Sculpture
Ryan Olinger - Sculpture
Taylor McKay - Ceramics
Keely McGregor - Ceramics
Julia Pettenger - 

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Our Gallery School Initiative

Click the link below to see the slide presentation shared by High Point at the 2014 Art Educators of New Jersey Conference in Long Branch, NJ as a means to help other art educators find ways to create their own gallery schools. We are extremely proud of the work we have done over the years to spread Fine Art across the curriculum - and the campus. We have lots of new plans in the works, too. Stay tuned!

Monday, November 17, 2014

Congratulations to Taylor Malavet

Taylor Malavet has been selected as our 2014-15 Senior Calliope Artist and Art Editor. Taylor, a Fine Art IV Portfolio student, has proven herself to be an outstanding member of the High Point Art Community. Her most recent work is her Self-Portrait with Bones, acrylic on canvas.

The Art Dept. takes a Field Trip

On October 24, we took an amazing field trip to the Yale University Art Gallery and the Yale Center for British Art in New Haven, Connecticut. Founded in 1832, the Yale University Art Gallery houses an exquisite collection of ancient, medieval and Renaissance art, Near and Far Eastern art, pre-Columbian and African art, and European and American art. Across the street, the Yale Center for British Art, established in 1977, holds the largest collection of British art and illustrated books anywhere outside the U.K. Here are some photos from our trip.

New Online Art Gallery Forum - ARTSONIA

In years past, we have used Flickr to showcase our students' artwork, but this year we have made the switch to Artsonia, a student-based online art gallery. The nice thing about it is that students can photo document their own art with their personal devices and upload their work to a chosen exhibit. They also benefit with writing practice as they produce artists' statements for each piece. Artsonia also has an online gift shop so you can purchase mugs, t-shirts, and other goodies featuring your favorite original art! Copy and paste the link below to see more. It can also be accessed from the High Point home page under the 'Student Life' tab. Check it out!

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Marbled Paper Workshop at the Sussex Christian School

On September 29th, I visited the 5th graders at Sussex Christian School where I taught them the ancient Turkish art of 'ebru', or paper marbling. The students then marbled their own paper, which they later used to make hand-crafted owls for an autumn-inspired display. Thanks for having me, Mrs. Niedergall!

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Back To School Night

Thank you to all of you who came out on Back To School Night, October 1st. It was wonderful to meet you and visit with some of my repeat parents! In case you were unable to attend, you can check out my presentation by clicking the link:

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Ryan Olinger - Sculptor/Welder Extraordinaire

Fine Art Sculpture student Ryan Olinger has been busy creating these outstanding sculptures in his welding studio. Ryan has a fine collection of works currently featured at the Wantage Library. Please go and check out his work. Ryan is happy to make custom creations, too, and has already completed some commissioned works for teachers at High Point!

Monday, March 31, 2014

Katherine McCole Visits HP Artists

A special thank you to former HP art student Katherine McCole ('12), who came in to speak to the Fine Art Portfolio students about her college experience in the SCCC Fine Art Department and Montclair State University. Katherine is currently studying to become an art teacher (hooray!). She showed slides and brought samples of her wonderful artwork to share with the students.

HP Art Takes a Trip to Philadelphia!

On March 28, 2014, we took a one-day trip to attend the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Barnes Foundation. The students enjoyed many classical works of art that they had only ever seen in books or online. They had museum tours, too. We also visited some of the famous landmarks of Philadelphia. Sorry the cheese steaks didn't work out, guys!
Jordan and Claudia debate: Are Readymades truly Art?

Monday, February 10, 2014

Success at Recent Exhibits

Congratulations to our students who shined at the following exhibits!

Wallkill Valley National Art Honor Society Invitational:

John Morrissey -Drawing - Selected for scholarship to Monserrat College of Art
Elizabeth Martinez - Painting - Selected for scholarship to Monserrat College of Art
Claudia Fasino - 3rd place - Sculpture Category
Brian Perez - 3rd place - Open Category

Also participating were:
Veronica Bove - Photography
Mike Zukswert - Photography
Alec Hughes - Drawing
Jade Ferrara - Drawing
Sarah Eddy - Painting
Grace Honigsberg - Ceramics
Nicole Helewa - Metal Tooling
'Afraid of the Dark' by John Morrissey
Mt. Olive High School National Art Honor Society Invitational:

Amber Frey -  2nd Place - Sculpture Category
                                             Selected for scholarship recipient for Montserrat College of Art
                                             Selected for scholarship recipient for Maine College of Art

'Tea with a Stranger' by Amber Frey
Also participating were:
John Morrissey - Drawing
Sarah Eddy - Drawing, Sculpture
Corrin Bishop - Painting
Skylar Langenbach - Photography
Mike Zukswert - Photography
Alex Blundetto - Photography
Claudia Fasino - Sculpture
Brian Perez - Printmaking

Sally D. Francisco Gallery at Peter's Valley School of Craft:
Sarah Little - Sculpture
Kathy Goldsworthy - Painting
Sam Lange - Drawing
Jordan Jansen - Drawing
Amber Frey - Drawing
Taylor Malavet - Drawing
Brittany Sciolaro - Ceramics
Brittany Leuthe - Ceramics
Emily Albinson - Aluminum Tooling
Halee Sytsema - Fine Metals
Emmi Uchida - Fine Metals
Mariah Millan - Fine Metals
Lanae Tallamy - Fine Metals
Brittany DeLima - Fine Metals
Alex Bundetto - Photography
Skyler Langenbach - Photography
Delaney Ritter Photography
Mike Zukswert - Photography

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Autumn Field Trip to Storm King Art Center

Storm King Art Center is widely celebrated as one of the world’s leading sculpture parks, and has welcomed visitors from all over the world for fifty years. It is located in the lower Hudson Valley where its pristine 500-acre landscape of fields, hills, and woodlands provides the setting for a collection of more than 100 carefully sited sculptures created by some of the most famous artists of our time. Just look at some of the scenes from that crisp, Autumn day! 

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Calliope Selected for Highest Award!

I am pleased to announce that the 2012 edition of Calliope, our school literary and arts magazine, has been selected by the National Council of English Teachers for Highest Award. 417 schools entered nationally, and only 26 earned Highest Award. Calliope was the only Highest Award recipient in the state of NJ. Congratulations to Peter Granville and Courtney Wirths, 2102 co-editors, as well as senior artist Gideon Feo. Ms. Strout and I are extremely proud to co-advise Calliope!