Kite Project

For our latest project, we created kites and even got to fly them! We also used Book Creator to document our progress and even learned a fact or two about the history of kites along the way.


Results and New Work


The beginning of school saw the Advanced Art and AP Studio Art students hard at work preparing for several art contests. We had a great time preparing our submissions for our visit to Central Washington University in October.  “Look At Me”-was the theme for the annual high school art exhibit that featured student self-portraits in their gallery during Central’s College Art Day.  18 of us went to Central and participated in 2 studio classes each, went on tours of the campus and learned about the art program at Central.  Best of all, 3 HHS art students won scholarships to Central based on their self-portrait submissions.

Congratulations to Olivia Ranes for her $1,000.00 scholarship…..



To Tommy Oleson for his $1,000.00 scholarship …



And to Markus Orman for his $1,100.00 scholarship!!!!!



Also in October Advanced Art and AP Art students submitted entries to Endangered Art4Apes.  The show called for entries featuring endangered or extinct animals.  The non-profit, Center for the Apes, based in Florida sponsored the event and all proceeds went to maintaining chimpanzees in their sanctuary.  Congratulations to Aspen Smith for winning $100.00 for her entry:  Red Panda.

Aspen Smith


Now that we are moving into winter, we have turned our attention to the annual PTO sponsored Reflections Contest and to preparing for our Regional High School Art Show in late February.  Here is a little peak at some of the great work being produced in all my classes.


The Importance of Using Your Sketchbook

We are well into the summer and your sketchbook pages should be starting to fill up with your solutions to your sketchbook prompts!!

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The sketchbook is a vital tool for the artist; a place to record ideas, inspirations, and thoughts to improve and inform your artistic endeavors.  Your sketchbook will serve as a “go-to” resource throughout the school year to revisit your strengths and to glean potential beginnings of solutions for classroom assignments.  If your sketchbook doesn’t contain filled pages, then you have denied yourself a valuable resource that will serve a variety of needs in the not too distant future.  If you are stuck and need even more ideas click here.

Keep working and take it with you everywhere you go!!!

Going Live


Room 1312 is a bustling environment of creativity!  Students use their time in the classroom to engage their critical thinking and problem solving skills. This News page of the class website will be where you can see what we are doing in the classroom on a daily, weekly and monthly basis.  Scroll down to read more.Alisa