• Student Artwork Online Gallery
     
    The 2012-13 National Art Honor Society Induction Ceremony took place on Wednesday, March 20th, 2013 at 7:30 PM in the WPHS library.  An exhibit of NAHS student artwork was on display in the library prior to the exhibit.  
          
    Overview
     
    Our library prides itself on sharing its generous physical space and open environment with our academic family and our community.  We welcome class visits, we teach research skills, and we host conference activities.  In addition, we look forward to working with various departments in our school.  As an example of this, we collaborate with our Art Department to display examples of student artwork.  We also host the annual spring National Art Honor Society Show and its induction ceremony. 
     
    Over the past few years, we have expanded our vision by utilizing our website to display examples of student artwork that have appeared in our library.  The works included are described by the student artists themselves, who have graciously agreed to share their projects with our online community.  We hope you enjoy them. 
     
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    Student Artwork Gallery
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     rachellegattcacti
     
    Color Photograph Montage
    by
    Rachel Legatt, WPHS Student
      Arizona Cacti
     
    Rachel photographed several types of cacti because she found the various textures and angles of the spikes to be visually appealing.  
     
    The photographs were grouped together as a montage to illustrate the contrasting perspectives and colors of the plants. 
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    juliacaldarolabonappetit
    Ceramic Dish with Raku-Effect Worms
    by
    Julia Caldarola, WPHS Student
     
     
    juliacaldarolaceramicsax
    Raku Clay Ceramic
    Incorporating Infinity Symbols
    by
    Julia Caldarola, WPHS Student
     Bon Appetit 
        
     Julia created this piece during a "fortune cookie" assignment.  She chose to work with the theme of decomposition.
     
    A special textured paint was used on the worms to create a raku effect.           
     
                   
     
     
       
     
    To Infinity, For Eternity
     
    Julia enjoys working with raku clay because it  holds high degrees of stress.  In this piece, she incorporates infinity symbols into an  architectural design.
     
    Julia likes to work on several pieces of artwork at a time.  Each piece takes an average of two weeks to a month to complete.
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    christianvalezstillife

        Basket with Fruit 
                   
        Oil Painting on Canvas
    by
    Christian Velez, WPHS Student
     
    Christian outlined the basket and fruit in black to accent his color choices.  Having painted the background drape in tones of green and yellow to emphasize nature, he is especially pleased with the color mix and contrasts in this painting.
     
     
     

    christianvalezgirldrawing

                                         Portrait of a Student Teacher
                                                                              
      White Chalk Drawing on Black Paper
                 by
          Christian Velez
     
    The subject of this drawing modeled for Christian in a darkened room.  Strategic lighting was added to provide further dramatic contrast.  Christian then decided to focus his efforts only on his model's face because he liked the way the light reflected her features.
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    nicolenorristeapottrunkeye
    Teapot with Trunk
    Glazed and Fired Ceramic
    by
    Nicole Norris
     
    Nicole always wanted to create a teapot because her grandmother--who is an artist--collects teapots.
    The color scheme and composition of the elephant-like body and trunk within this piece reminds her of a family trip taken to the circus.
     
     
     
    nicolenorrisblueceramic
    Sationery Wave Hiding the Sun
    Glazed and Fired Ceramic
    by
    Nicole Norris
     
    Nicole likes to work with abstract shape and design.  To create a base for this piece, she incorporated sun rays and mock-shells.  She chose a vibrant blue glaze that flowed from top to bottom, leaving a dark area at the top which becomes the  focal point of the piece.
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    guyphotodlevy

    Matt
    Gelatin Silver Photograph
    by
    David Levy
     
     
    This photograph was a course assignment taken during the summer of 2005, when David was studying at Massachusetts College of Art.  He used a 35mm camera and ASA 400 black & white film.  David particularly liked the composition of this photo because it reflected the character of the subject.  He found it easy to print because it was well-composed. 
     
     
    girlphotodlevy
    Elise
    Black & White Photograph
    by
    David Levy
     
     
    This was a fun photo for David because Elise is his friend.  He again used a 35mm camera, ASA 400 black & white film, and an exposure that brought out contrasts within the composition.  This photo was later used as a model for a painting that David created. 
     
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    laurenwestfruitbasket
    Fruit Basket
    Oil Pastels on Paper
    by
    Lauren West
     
    Lauren painted this picture for an assignment on experimentation with color.  She mixed purple and yellow to develop the hues of red seen in the fruit.  Though she does not usually paint still life, this is one of her favorite pieces.
     
     
     

    laurenwestcharcoalkettle

    Vessel Montage
    Charcoal on Paper
    by
    Lauren West
     
    Lauren created this drawing two years ago for an assignment on composition.  She was in 10th grade.  This was the first time she used shading, and for that reason, she found the assignment to be a challenge.  It was worth the effort because she was very pleased with the end product.
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     maarlesstaplesbluedesign
    White Dress with Brown Herringbone Jacket
    Fabric Swatches and Colored Markers on Paper
    by
    Marlies Staples
     
    Marlies designed this ensemble for a fashion illustration course taken at the Fashion Institute of Technology.  She began by purchasing various swatches of fabric.  The fabrics were then selected and grouped  together by color and textural compatibility.  After completing the fabric groupings, Marlies designed this white dress and contrasting brown herringbone jacket.  
     
     

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    Red Top, Blue Belt, & Brown Herringbone Skirt
    Fabric Swatches and Colored Markers on Paper
    by
    Marlies Staples
     
    This ensemble was the second in a series of designs created by Marlies for her course at the Fashion Institute of Technology.  She again selected and grouped fabric swatches by color and texture.  After choosing the fabrics, she designed the brown herringbone skirt, red top, and blue belt shown above.  
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    luisaortizbwphotowomandrinkcl
    Woman in Central Park
    Black & White Photograph
    by
    Luisa Ortiz
     
    Luisa took this photo because she admired the proud appearance, apparent age, and relaxed demeanor of the subject.  She used a 35mm camera and ASA 400 black and white film.  When printing the photograph, she cropped very little of the negative because she wanted to show the foliage and shading of the leafy trees in the background.
     
     
    luisaortizbwphotomanincar
    Relaxed in the Back Seat
    Black and White Photograph
    by
    Luisa Ortiz
     
    Luisa chose the subject of this photo because of his position of repose and sense of relaxation.  She used a 35mm camera and ASA 400 black & white film.  She especially liked the composition of this photo due to the contrasting sharp angles of the car versus the circular shape of the human form within it.  When printing the photograph, she cropped the front door to emphasize the open back door with the passenger positioned behind it.
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    ceramicvessel
    Green & Beige Pot with Coil
    Mixed Ceramics
    by
    Shervin Stoney
     
    Shervin combined a variety of ceramics to create this piece.  It was then stoneware-fired and coated with multiple glazes to produce the final mix of colors.
     
     
     
    cuptray
    Cup & Saucer on Tray
    Slab & Thrown Ceramics
    by
    Shervin Stoney
     
    Shervin built the tray in this piece with slab ceramics.  He then added imprints onto the tray's flat interior surface to provide color and texture.  He mixed several glazes on the various components of the piece, specifically utilizing Japanese glazes on the tray. 
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    sshermetalboat
    Direction
    Silver & Brass Jewelry - Pin
    by
    Sabrina Sherr
     
    Sabrina created this sailboat pin during a first semester '05-06 jewelry class with Mr. Hauge.  She chose the boat motif because it reflects her own free-flowing but directed personality.  To emphasize a sense of direction, she strategically placed a compass on the body of the boat under the sail.  She constructed the sail out of brass rings to create a dimensional effect.  The actual size of the pin is approximately 3" high by 4" wide. 
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    mollyseidelredflowerpainting
    In Full Bloom
    Acrylic Paint on Board
    by
    Molly Seidel
     
    Molly painted this still life by using a viewfinder to compose the subject.   By blending yellow, white, and red, she produced a vivid background mix of yellow and orange.  Molly is very pleased with the color contrasts of this painting, and she especially likes the way the background emphasizes the bright red flower.   
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    benpasternackphotoboyonly
    N. Osorio
    11 x 14 Gelatin Silver Photograph
    by
    Ben Pasternack
     
    Ben shot this photo with a 35mm SLR camera.  He used 400 ASA black & white film, and he printed the photo using the negative's full frame.  Ben knew his subject and, while the shot was spontaneous--not posed, he feels that the picture reflects his friend's personality.  Displaying a background of fallen leaves on grass, the photograph was taken during the fall of 2005.
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    andreiataharamountainptg
    Mountain Sunrise
    Acrylic Paint on Stretched Canvas
    by
    Andreia Tahara
     
    Andreia painted this landscape last year for a class taken with Judith Brindley.  A painting by Albert Bierstadt provided the inspiration.  Dark colors were used in the front of the picture to contrast the lighter hues in back.  The completely natural subject matter of this painting makes it one of  Andreia's favorites.
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    katenammacherbwwomannoeyes
     
     

    Self-Portrait

    Charcoal Drawing on Brown Paper
    by
    Katherine Nammacher
     
    Kat created this self-portrait for an Advanced Open Studio class assignment with Mary Fennell.  The drawing was rubbed out twice to produce shadows--first using paper, and then using eraser to add depth.  The eyes were intentionally omitted to stress emotion rather than identity.  Kat is very pleased with this drawing because it reflects her interest in anatomy and bone structure.
     
     
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    Anxiety
    Pen & Ink Drawing on Paper
    by
    Katherine Nammacher
     
    Kat drew this piece during the fall of 2005, the first semester of her senior year at WPHS, and a time when she was applying to colleges.  The drawing reflects the feelings of personal stress that she experienced during this period.  The elongated hands portray a sense of cracked dryness or scaliness.  To create the dramatic contrast seen in this drawing, Kat kept the background completely black, while the mouth and the eye sockets remained white. 
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         gargoylejanehenderson
    Gargoyle 1
    by
    Jane Henderson
     
     
    gargoyleianaccurso
    Gargoyle 2
    by
    Ian Accurso
     
     
    gargoylejaclynfalcone
    Gargoyle 3
    by
    Jaclyn Confalone
     
     
    gargoyle1joseayora
    Gargoyle 4
    by
    Jose Ayora
     
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    We look forward to future exhibits and displays in our library, and we encourage a continued collaborative relationship with our Art Department as well as all departments in our high school.