OHHS Art and Design Students and Tiger Lily Press

Six Oak Hills Art and Design students were recently selected to participate in the High School Printmaking Intensive designed to expose high school students to professional printmaking practices at Tiger Lily Press with Artist and Art Educator Eric Brass. The program to be piloted was conceived of by former OHHS Art Teacher and Department Chair Jan Thomas, who served as the Tiger Lily Press Education Chair.

The curriculum is designed to expose the students to a variety of printmaking techniques while making use of the professional-grade Tiger Lily Press studio equipment. The goal of the program is to familiarize the student with studio life, infuse interest in printmaking as an art form, and expose the student to new disciplines by which to creatively express their ideas.

Congratulations to the following OHHS Art and Design students who were selected to participate in this year’s class:

Henry Groh
Brooklyn Hart
Lily Lang
Alyssa McRoberts
Mia Schorsch
Patrick Thibodeaux

Have a look at their amazing experience, and resulting artworks, check out the OHHS Art and Design Facebook album.

Check out Tiger Lily Press at http://tigerlilypress.org/

OHHS Art and Design Students Exhibiting at the 2020 CAM Teen Expo

Students from the OHHS National Art Honor Society and Ms. Schorsch’s Drawing and Printmaking, and Studio Art AP Drawing classes will be exhibiting work at the Cincinnati Art Museum! The Cincinnati Art Museum education staff worked with a committee of teen art enthusiasts to curate an exhibition of artworks addressing the theme of “Dreams”. Artists were invited to interpret and use their creative voice to address this theme in the media of their choice. The only parameter was that works submitted had to be 2-Dimensional and only 10 inches by 10 inches.

Congratulations to the following students whose work was selected to be physically displayed on the walls at the Teen Art Expo as a part of 100 pieces selected from around the city:

Alyssa McRoberts
Patrick Thibodeaux

Congratulations to the following students whose work was accepted into the 10×10: Teen Art Expo as a part of the digital sideshow that will play throughout the Expo:

Elizabeth Pfalz

The 10×10 Expo will be on display in the Great Hall at the Cincinnati Art Museum from April 7th through April 12th, 2020.

The Drawing and Printmaking 2019-20 Nigeria Memory Project Delivery Video!

The Memory Project portraits that the OHHS Drawing and Printmaking students created earlier this fall were successfully delivered to the children and teens in Nigeria! This year, students at OHHS created 45 portraits for Nigerian Children.

Nigeria is a country located on the western coast of Africa with a bustling economy and geography as diverse as its people. It is home to over 250 ethnic groups with over 500 languages and a variety of customs and traditions. Since 2014, over 2.4 million Nigerians have been displaced by the Boko Haram insurgency, living far away from home in fear of the next attack and kidnapping by the terrorist organization. Now, they suffer from additional destruction and displacement caused by warring factions of herders and farmers as they battle over resources, land, and religion. Still, Nigerian children hope for a safe present and a better future. The portraits the students made for the school children in Nigeria will remind each child of their own strength and beauty; it will show them that someone living far away is paying attention to the challenges that they face.

The people at The Memory Project wanted us to know that the children were so excited to receive the portraits and absolutely loved them! They fully understood that creating the portraits was a way to show them how much the students care about their well-being and their future. The following video of the delivery begins with an introduction to our Drawing and Printmaking students and their work and then shows the children receiving their portraits together at all the different locations that were involved.

2019-2020 OHHS PTA Reflections County Winners Announced for “Look Within”

The County level PTA Reflections winners have been announced. “Look Within” is the theme for this year’s PTA Reflections Program which has been bringing the arts to life form more than 10 million students since 1969. Reflections encourages students of all ages to: unleash creative talents and be inspired; express themselves imaginatively in their artwork; experience the fun and joy of making art; tap into critical-thinking skills to create art inspired by the annual theme, and receive positive recognition for their original works of art.

The winning entries have been sent on for further judging at the State level and could advance as far as the state and national level! Congratulations to the following OHHS Art and Design students on their accomplishments:

Darrien Bockting
Kayla Kessen
Kyla Sprague

Visual Arts
Cailee Plunkett
Carly Shiplett
Selena Holmes

Celebrating Art: Fall 2019 High Merit Students Announced

Congratulations to the 4 OHHS Art and Design students whose art was selected as a High Merit piece for the Fall 2019 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 Fall 2019 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. Kopf’s Painting and Mixed Media class:

Susan Park

Susan Park

From Ms. Schorsch’s Studio Art AP 2D Design and Drawing class:

Alyssa McRoberts
Destanie Sexton
Mackenzie Sexton

Alyssa McRoberts

Mackenzie Sexton

Destanie Sexton