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Click on the links along the left side of this page to see what the artists here at Smith Center High School are doing this year and what the artists accomplished during the 2016-17 school year.

Chris Goedert

The 2017-18 school year has started. New artwork by the 7th and 8th grade artists has been recently posted - click on Junior High Artwork Online for the link or visit http://smithcenterjuniorhighart.blogspot.com/2017/09/blog-post.html. New pieces by the 8th graders include illuminated manuscript pages, graphic design tool drawings, and large realistic pencil drawings. New pieces by the 7th graders include colorful linear perspective drawings, and realistic and abstract still life drawings.

New artwork by the high school artists has also been posted - click on Senior High Artwork Online or visit http://smithcenterhighschoolart.blogspot.com/. New high school pieces include drawings created with a variety of media, monotype prints, and linocut prints.

New high school art history has also been recently posted - click on Art History for the link.


On October 4, Al Leal, a Red Cloud resident who restores historical buildings for a living, visited the high school art room to talk to art and construction students. Mr. Leal talked about his past projects, and we discussed the importance of restoring old buildings for future generations to use and appreciate.



Art Club is busy once again, creating art with elementary school students and residents at Long Term Care, running concession stands at volleyball and basketball games, picking up trash after football games, creating the decorations for the Homecoming Ceremony, making props for the school play, and raising funds for art projects in the school and community and for our annual Spring trip. This school year, we are also planning to paint a mural downtown.


On October 8 and October 15, Art Club members hosted several K-3 students in the art room. The Art Club members taught the young students a wide variety of skills and vocabulary, and they raised more than $200 for supplies to paint the downtown mural.


In September, Art Club members once again created the banner and signs for the Homecoming Ceremony. Here are some photographs of their work. Lharken Patzel came up with the font that we used for the banner and name signs. Jordyn Shoemaker and Lizzy Pfortmiller designed and created the cover for the program.




On September 10, five Art Club members journeyed with me to Logan to see the incredible hyperrealistic sculpture of Marc Sijan at the Dane G. Hansen Museum. In the photo below, you can see Lharken Patzel, Sabrina Saltzman, and Carril Rego interacting with the sculpture of a salesman carefully studying the peep hole of a front door.


Here are a couple more images of Marc Sijan's incredible sculpture.



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