Arts Program High School Grades 9-12
FRCS Art Department Grades 9-12
Robin Katz Art Teacher
We are proud of all of our students chosen for submission to both the Arisia Science Fiction & Fantasy Art Competition as well as the Scholastic Art Awards. Senior Norah Sallat was a finalist in the Arisia Competition and had her incredible painting “Goddess of Galaxies” exhibited at a professional Sci Fi Convention in Boston.
And freshman Jared Etienne won two silver keys in the Scholastic Art Awards for his incredible charcoal drawing of a wrapped piece of candy as well as for his expressively drawn oil pastel of the American Flag. Congratulations to our award winners and all of the students chosen for submission!
You can’t spell SMART without ART!
Term 2 has been both creative and exciting in the Art Department at FRCS!
- Mixed Media
- Artist as Activist! High school students are finishing up their unique pieces which allow them to use art as a means to address social concerns in our world. Students researched famous artists whose art work champions a variety of wonderful causes and presented their research to the class. Then each student chose a cause of personal concern and created a beautiful, striking and poignant piece of art around that cause. They are putting Gandhi’s beautiful message “Be the change you wish to see in the world” into their own art.
- Art in the shadows! High school students will discuss the concept of shadows in art both as a theme and as a design element. They will explore how color is affected by shadow in terms of value and intensity, how shadows create shapes to be used for striking compositions, and how shadows can lend an air of mystery or obscure an image to create mood. Finally, they will be creating their own striking and beautiful images of art with shadows as a prominent piece of their works.
- Ceramic Effigy Bowls & Thematic Tic Tac Toe! After finishing their exciting clay effigy bowls of animals holding or being part of a bowl, students are designing their own tic tac toe games based around a creative theme that they incorporate into the game board, playing pieces and container.
- AP Art & National Art Honor Society
The National Art Honor Society is working on a display to invite conversation between faculty and students on the importance of art in our culture and in our daily lives. They are also continuing work on a few community service projects for the school including designing and painting outdoor four squares, hopscotches and basketball court spaces for all our students to use and enjoy and curating mini art shows to accompany our student Coffee Houses coming up. Our AP Art student is working on pieces for her portfolio submission in the spring.
We invite you to visit our school and art room to see our student work on display. Feel free to reach out to me with any questions, ideas or donations to the art room. I welcome your creative input!
All the best,
Ms. Robin Katz, Art Teacher grades 5 – 12