All Oak Hills High School students electing to enroll in an Art and Design Department course will develop an Appreciation of the Arts, Creative Thinking and Problem Solving Skills, Interdisciplinary Connections, Social and Global Awareness, and Career Preparation related to Visual Communication.
The Contemporary Arts Center’s Teen Council (C-YA) recently invited teens from all over the country to submit their artwork for a summer art show titled “Please Hold”. During these last few months, we’ve had many disruptions, both big and small. So much has been put on pause as we reprogram ourselves and create new routines. While we process confusion, outrage, and grief, there are also valuable moments of clarity as we learn to move forward. The selected artwork reflects this moment in time; the rituals and practices that keep us sane; the struggles and strengths of cohabitation; and, the changing relationships we have with the world outside.
OHHS Art and Design student, Henry Groh, created a work that was accepted for inclusion in the CAC’s 2020 Teen Art Show. With so many teens from around the world who submitted works, narrowing down the applicants to a select few was a difficult task for the CAC. Originality and artistic quality were key factors in their selection, as well as including works that truly captured this unique moment in time.
“Please Hold” will open to the public on July 10 in the CAC’s lower level lobby and will remain up until September 30. Due to attendance safety concerns “Please Hold” will not have a traditional large-scale opening to celebrate the exhibition. Please reserve free tickets to visit the galleries when the CAC opens in July with new limited hours via the link here.
Congratulations to the 6 OHHS Art and Design students whose art was selected as a High Merit piece for the Spring 2020 Celebrating Art competition and publication! Having a High Merit award means the art was an exceptional piece. Out of thousands of entries received for the Spring 2020 contest, it stood out as being one of the top 5% submitted. Students who have art selected as High Merit work will receive special recognition in the book as it is displayed as a High Merit piece.
Congratulations to the following students:
From Ms. Schorsch’s Studio Art AP 2D Design and Drawing class:
The Art and Design Department would like to say goodbye to our amazing students of the 2019-2020 school year who have persevered through unprecedented challenges. We are proud of all of the work that you’ve put in this year and enjoyed working with you this year as you developed your creative and critical thinking skills!
While we may be ending our 2019-2020 school year out of the building, we wanted to showcase some of the amazing works that our Art and Design students have created throughout the 27 courses offered at the OHHS this school year.
Click the link below for the 2020 Virtual OHHS Art and Design year-end exhibition!