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

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HHS Advanced Art and AP Studio Art Students


Advanced Art and AP Studio Art students have begun an art exchange endeavor with students across the country.  We sent postcards to seventh grade students at Sedwick Elementary School in Sedwick, Maine.  Once those students receive their awesome post cards from HHS students (see some below), they will create their own to send back and the correspondence will continue throughout the school year.  We will do a variety of art exchanges-so come back to the news page to see what we are up to next month!!!

A New Start!!!!!

Well, here we find ourselves once again at the beginning of a new school year.  Jewelry kits have been checked out, designing has begun and we are ready to rock and roll!!!  The room got a little redo over the summer and it looks great!!!


Advanced Art and AP students have turned in their summer assignments and have begun the research stage of their first assignment.

It is going to be a great year!!!!!!


Many art students continue to work on their artwork over the summer and sometimes it really pays off!  14095835_1066734080089095_5848181007779435860_nCongratulations to Catherine Guevara for her Superintendent’s Award in the Benton County Fair last month!!!

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.


Off to a Great Start!!

We have had a great start to the year and room 1312 has been a buzz with creativity!

Jewelry I students have completed their first project-modern day versions of the fibula.

Jewelry II students are wrapping up their textured, layered and riveted cuffs.

Studio II students have turned in their amazing first projects focusing on creating space on a 2-D surface in their cloth, sphere and person drawings.

Advanced Art and AP Studio Art students have been madly working on two pieces for two different contests.  See our activities page here for more images and information.

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!!!