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Jack Walsh Returns to NRHS

Powerblock students and D Block Foundations of Art were able to meet a unique artist on Wednesday. Mixed-media artist, Jack Walsh returned to NRHS to share his art and creative ambitions. Mr. Walsh specializes in bottle etchings and glass sculptures. … Continue reading

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Julie Beck Returns to NRHS

Students in A&B Block Drawing and Painting classes were very fortunate to meet and learn from realist artist (and much more), Julie Beck. She has graciously visited NRHS for three years and shared her fascinating story as an always-developing, professional … Continue reading

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Wire By Ryan Visits NRHS

Artist, Ryan Kelley visited NRHS last week to share his awe-inspiring wire sculpture art to a group of powerblock students last week. Mr. Kelley is self-taught and self motivated. He has refined a unique style of sculpture that transcends age … Continue reading

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Foundations of Art – Self Portraits on Display!

I’m so proud of my 60 Foundations of Art students who’ve recently conquered the self-portrait painting project. This project started out with a simple “selfie” using the iPad app, Posterify, a sharp 2H pencil and a piece of illustration board. Students … Continue reading

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NRHS Art at the Congressional Art Show

A dynamic collection of six art entries were submitted to the Sixth Congressional  District Art Show and Competition. The entries included work students in Foundations of Art, Drawing and Painting and Portfolio Preparation. I always try to select work that isn’t just technically … Continue reading

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A Salute to Service – Drawing and Painting Portraits

  Students in Drawing and Painting are proud to present their most recent project that focused on creating dynamic portraits of active duty and veterans of the military. This project was challenging on the surface – to accurately render with … Continue reading

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