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.
“Celebrating Art” is devoted to the promotion and appreciation of student art. The intent of their student art contest is to motivate student artists. The top entries are published in an anthology that will record the creative works of today’s student artists.
Students recently submitted work and 10 OHHS Art and Design were invited to be published in the Summer 2020 “Celebrating Art”! Only the best art is selected to be included in the full-color hardbound art book, “Celebrating Art”. Additionally, final judging for “Top Ten Artist” and “High Merit Artist” awards will be completed and announced soon. The following students should feel honored. This is not a contest where every entry is invited to be published and is a highly selective competition. Thousands of entries were not invited to be published. Being published represents a lot of talent, hard work, and dedication from students.
Congratulations to the following students:
From Schorsch’s Drawing and Printmaking and Studio Art AP 2D Design and Drawing classes:
OHHS Art and Design teacher Jamie Schorsch was hard at work during the sweltering summer creating a large scale mural for 802 Heaton St., located in the North End neighborhood of Hamilton, OH. Schorsch was a part of a team of two other local artists: Logan Walden and Kinsey Downs working with StreetSpark on the creation of the mural. Formed through a partnership between the City of Hamilton and the Fitton Center for Creative Arts, StreetSpark is a program founded to further the art identity in the city through exciting public art projects. This program creates arts engagement by producing high-quality murals, building opportunities for local artists, and enhancing the visual appeal of the city. StreetSpark brings visible murals and artwork into the community with the goal of fueling Hamilton with art.
Logan Walden designed the mural selected by the StreetSpark Mural Committee for the Heaton St. “Ro Bros” features two larger-than-life robot brothers amidst a vibrant pink sky. The neighborhood where the mural is located has an industrial history and is in a residential area where all ages are present; so the design pays tribute to the area’s past while offering something contemporary and fun for all ages.
The students in Painting & Mixed Media had planned to paint 2 murals & 30 flower pots during the 4th Quarter of the Spring of 2020. The COVID-19 Pandemic, and transition to fully remote learning, changed that plan. Students were challenged each week with a sketchbook challenge. Each challenge related directly to the current times students were experiencing and allowed the students a written and visual response.
Check out the highlights of the reflective prompts from the young artists below:
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: