Art & Design Department News

WMS Student's Artwork Chosen for Department of Agriculture Calendar

Dinela Dedic's artwork was chosen to represent August in the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture calendar. 

National Art Honors Society Hosts Paint Night

National Art Honors Society students planned and facilitated a Paint Night at the Carlisle Arts Learning Center (CALC) in October. The Carlisle Area School District Art Department and CALC have a long history of working together on projects such as the Youth Art Month Show which is held in CALC’s gallery. The NAHS students wanted to give back to the organization by donating a paint night to be auctioned at CALC’s annual event. Students were responsible for planning the lesson, gathering supplies, and teaching a class of 12 adults. The night was a huge hit for both students and paint night participants!

Artistic Expressions Show

Artistic Expressions features the works of exemplary student artists from secondary schools throughout Central Pennsylvania. Coordinated by area art educators, the mission of Artistic Expressions is to bring together students from a multitude of different secondary schools with aspirations and endeavors in the fine arts within exhibition opportunities, collaborative events, and education. During the weekend of September 8th and 9th artwork from Carlisle High School was exhibited at the Old City Hall in Harrisburg. The CASD Art Department congratulates all of the students who participated in this exciting exhibit. 

Carlisle High School Participants

Henry Pluta – Grade 12

Hannah Aust – Grade 12

Emma Fisher – Grade 12

Madison Gould –Grade 12

Erin Keating – Grade 12

Lanik Minaya – Grade 12

Hailey Myers – Grade 12

Madison VanNuys – Grade 12


CHS Students work with CALC's ARTiculate Program

The latest artwork from Carlisle Arts Learning Center’s project “ARTiculate: Students Speaking Through Art” is now installed at the CenturyLink building located along West High Street in Carlisle.

The work is an art installation featuring a series of black and white portraits of teens that shine a light on their expressive behavior and the diversity of the community.

The photos are accompanied by the words: “Listen to my voice — the quiet voice, the loud voice, the scared voice, the anxious voice, the happy voice, the annoying voice — my voice.”

Giving teens a voice has been the guiding principle of the program, which started in July and ran through mid-August. Sixteen students ranging from middle to high school identified five topics to address and created art projects to bring the concerns to the community.

Each art project is accompanied by a quote from the students that describes the problem the project represents.

The first project, which addressed drug abuse, was unveiled at the Sadler Night Out event in August. The second project, a series of wrapped trees, greeted students on the first day of school.

Two more projects are expected to be unveiled in the coming weeks.

Article courtesy of the Sentinel and written by Tammie Gitt. Follow her on Twitter @TammieGitt.


Carlisle Art Project Amplifies Student Voices

Art created in a summer program at Carlisle Arts Learning Center isn’t giving students a voice. It’s encouraging the students to use the voice they already have, and asking adults to listen.

The three-week program, Project ARTiculate: Students Speaking Through Art, started in July. Sixteen students ranging from middle to high school identified five topics to address and created art projects to bring the concerns to the community. CALC intentionally brought together a diverse group of students for the work.

“It’s diverse in its cultural background. It’s diverse in its economic background. I think the population we got really represented both the middle school and the high school,” said Carrie Breschi, the director for the project.

The idea for the program grew out of years of work with teens where CALC discovered that most are vulnerable to depression, drug addiction and loneliness. Yet, there is not enough programming in the community to assist the students.

Coupled with the fact that teens are dealing with increased suicide rates, social media pressures, terrorism, mass shootings and an opioid addiction crisis, CALC decided to create a program to help them express themselves.

Even with these thoughts in mind, Breschi was nonetheless surprised to hear the students say they felt like they had no voice.

“It was surprising to me ... that they really do feel that no one really listens to them, whether it’s in the school system or out of the school system that they automatically get judged,” Breschi said.

Project

The first of the art projects, which addresses drug abuse, was unveiled Friday evening at Sadler Night Out. The art installation then moved to Hope Station for that organization’s Back-to-School Bash, and will be moved to various nonprofits in the coming weeks.

Each art project is accompanied by a quote from the students that describes the problem the project represents.

The first project uses more than 1,500 discarded pill bottles to create a much larger pill bottle, and is accompanied by the words: “Help me to overcome my pain or addiction. Drug and alcohol abuse are not journeys we plan. They are often escape routes.”

The second project was installed Sunday evening at Carlisle High School so that it is ready to greet students on their first day Monday. It’s accompanied by the words: “Accept me for who I am and shelter me ... no matter who I am ... LGTBQ, black, white, autistic, disabled, different than who you are ... take the time to get to know me.”

    Lanik Minaya, a senior, said the tree wraps were made from duct tape with colors to represent different groups or issues, such as autism or the LGBTQ community.

    She said working with students of different ages from middle school through those entering college has been a highlight of the program, and she hopes the adults are open to the messages those students are sending.

    “I hope that they realize that even though we are kids, we can still make an impact and know what’s going on in the world and know that we can hopefully change the world,” she said.

    Some adults tend to dismiss students, telling them they’re too young or that they don’t understand, said Henry Pluta as he worked on adding black letters to the pill bottle to spell out “opioid deaths.”

    “We’re showing that we do understand, and we’re trying to make a stand,” Pluta said.

    For its part, CALC wanted to not only build the student’s self-esteem, but also empower them to continue on the path of civic engagement while assuring their voices are valuable.

    “If we can impart that message that their concerns are valid, their fears are valid, and there are people out there they can reach out to, I think that’s incredibly important,” said Becky Richeson, executive director of CALC.

    The program also gave students a place to be during a slower time of the summer while giving them as sense of purpose.

    “It’s been really fun. I feel like I’m actually part of something which is really nice. Everyone’s really welcoming,” said junior Cameron Miller.

    The program may be repeated in the future if the community is willing to lend its support.

    “The support has been amazing which I think just speaks to the fact that our community really believes in CALC and believes in the power of the arts, that we can truly give students a voice and that students really are an important part of our community,” Becky said.

    Article courtesy of the Sentinel and written by Tammie Gitt. Follow her on Twitter @TammieGitt.

    CHS Student Receives Best in Show Award

    CASD Artists Exhibit at PDE: PAEA Youth Art Month Celebration 2018

    March is Celebrate the Arts Month in Pennsylvania and many CASD students are representing CASD in a statewide exhibit. The Youth Art Month (YAM) show was organized by the PA Art Education Association (PAEA) and hosted at the PA Dept. of Education (PDE). This K -12 state-wide exhibit was on display in the Honors Suite on the first floor from March 3 – April 15th. A special reception was held for artists and their families on Saturday, March 10th.

    The show provides an opportunity for the students of teachers belonging to the professional organization, PAEA, and includes approximately 350 student works of art. One student work of art will be selected at the elementary, middle, and high school levels as well as a Best in Show winner. Aisling Dolan, 12th grade student at Carlisle High School received 1st place in the Best In Show High School category.

    The CASD Art Department congratulates all of the students that participated in this exciting exhibit. Here is a list of CASD students that we will be celebrating on March 12th.

    Carlisle High School

    Aisling Dolan
    Henry Pluta
    Brayan Garcia-Ramos
    Erin Keating


    Our Art, Our Voice Art Show

    The Arc of Dauphin County’s  44th Annual Art Exhibition, created by artists with Special Needs, starts November 15th! Titled, “Our Art, Our Voice”, the exhibition will travel to numerous sites before concluding at the March Speak Out! Celebration. The show was juried and nearly 20 artists received awards. A reception will be held on Tuesday, March 20th at the Central Hotel in Harrisburg.  Lamberton Middle School had four student artist represented in this show.

    Lamberton Middle School Students:

    Jack Mayernick
    Connor Jensik
    Haley Bever
    Diana Melara

    Youth Art Month Art Exhibit at the Carlisle Arts Learning Center
    March 16th- April 14th
    Artist Reception, Friday, March 16th, 5:00 pm -7:00 pm

    Many students in our schools have art work showing in the annual exhibit hosted by the Carlisle Arts Learning Center. This event is part of our celebration of Youth Art Month that takes place annually during the month of March. The show will be up from March 16th through April 14thA reception will be held on Friday, March 16th.  The reception is always a festive affair that includes a decorative food extravaganza, and art activities. We encourage students, families and friends of our artists to visit the show at the CALC Art Gallery on Pomfret Street.  The show will be open during their regular business hours. For more information, please contact your child’s art teacher, the Carlisle High School Art Office at 240-6800 X26006 or the Carlisle Arts Learning Center at 249-6973.


    Crestview Elementary
    Jack Shope
    Keila Ruballos-ChinchillaDaris Dedic
    Sonoma Pham


    LeTort Elementary
    Ava Babich
    Sha’Nia Wright
    Megan Dunbar

    Hamilton Elementary
    Jocelyn Ryder
    Lane Ogden
    Katie Scott
    James Rivera
    Madison Putt
    Nola Moyer

    Mooreland Elementary
    Caroline Mercado
    Tyshawn Hodge
    Wesley Heckman
    Noah Erichson
    Brayden Cary
    Isla Heckman-
    Akram Abdalla
    Emma Confer
    EIla Cervino

    Bellaire Elementary
    Logan Forves
    Alyanna Grim
    Marissa Stambaugh
    Jadyn Ingram
    Maria Oakes
    Addison Brunner
    Elijah Woltz
    Grant Best
    Matthew Minich
    Audrey Bavry
    Inessa Gregg
    Cannon Bitting
    Megan Britcher

    Mt. Holly Springs Elementary
    Anothony De Los Santos
    Lillian Kaden
    Zarek Tracey
    Eleanor Dalley
    Avaree Benton
    Laney Yocum
    Gavin Nicely

    North Dickinson Elementary
    Brianna Zook
    Amelia Bompane
    Olivia Gensterbush
    Landon Sallie
    Henry Koch
    Kieryn Krueger
    Amelia Marr
    Ava McBride
    Savanna Oakes
    Emily Serafin
    Lillian Heishman
    Lucy Elston
    Stephanie Kistler
    Akira Blatt

    Wilson Middle School
    Sophia Morrison
    Jillian Collins
    Daina Baker
    Trinity Unger
    Christa Carner

    Lamberton Middle School
    Ella Shatz
    ​John Paul Wargins
    ​Max Behfar
    ​Autumn Batzel
    ​Samantha Shaw
    ​Ali Swann
    ​Lola Gehman
    ​Maddie Clay
    ​Anna Babbitt
    ​Carley Kline
    ​Hailey Line
    ​Hunter Phillips
    ​Lee Orner
    ​Lydia Ring

    Carlisle High School
    Henry Pluta
    ​Aisling Dolan
    ​Hailey Myers
    ​Abby Walters
    ​Allison Neslund
    ​Zi-Nei Ward
    ​Victoria Rowles
    ​Lizzie Manti
    ​Kylee Guarino
    ​Sophie Moffatt
    ​Arie Haycox
    ​Bree Benson
    ​Lindsey Shugahart
    ​Julia Myers
    ​Jarrett Fisher
    ​Emma Gilliam
    ​Brooke August
    ​Brayan Garcia-Ramos
    ​Lexus Stansfield
    ​Seneca Sheesley
    ​Megan Lechner
    ​Haily Midgley
    Luke Bower
    Emma Mackereth
    Logan Bonawitz
    Danielle Fevola
    M
    abel Sheesley
    Dayoveon Washington
    Kaylee Garber
    Julia Dimino
    Andrew Luzzato
    Trevor Orris
    Cameron Miller
    Kianna Cooper
    Madeline Midgley 



    Carlisle High School & Color Carlisle Hosts Artist-in-Residence

    Color Carlisle is a small group of educators and community members who are working together to strengthen our community through creative action. The group has dreams of canvasing the city of Carlisle with murals and believe that our children and students are the future of the Carlisle community.  This Fall, a group of high school students who are enrolled the Portfolio art class at Carlisle High School will have the opportunity to create a mural which will be permanently installed on the side of St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Carlisle (near Memorial Park). The mural will be painted on parachute paper and then adhered to the wall. This allows the students to do a majority of the painting in the classroom.

    In addition to the main group of students, we will open the mural up to other students at the High School and to the entire community of Carlisle. The artist, Ophelia Chambliss, will work primarily with the core group of students. The goal of the residency is for students to become experts and then involve and teach other students and community members the process of painting and installing a mural. Workshops are open to ALL community members which will help to increase the impact that the mural can have on strengthening and unifying our community. The students and teachers will work directly with other students and the community by hosting a workshop to teach the process to participants. Carlisle Area School District students, parents, and community members are invited to take part in the painting the mural on October 13th at the Homecoming football game.

    The mural is being funded by the Bison Foundation, Jump Street, The Council for the Arts, and for donations from around the Carlisle Community. 

    Artistic Expressions Gallery Walk in Harrisburg

    Artistic Expressions features the works of exemplary student artists from secondary schools throughout Central Pennsylvania. Coordinated by area art educators, the mission of Artistic Expressions is to bring together students from a multitude of different secondary schools with aspirations and endeavors in the fine arts within exhibition opportunities, collaborative events, and education. During the weekend of September 9th and 10th artwork from Carlisle High School was exhibited at the Old City Hall in Harrisburg. The CASD Art Department congratulates all of the students who participated in this exciting exhibit.

    Celebration of the Arts Block Party

    On Friday, August 25th Carlisle art students painted a mural at the Celebration of the Arts Block Party in downtown Carlisle. CHS art teachers and students worked with children and community members to design and paint a mural in a two-hour period of time. The event was sponsored by St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church and Color Carlisle. 

    Art Exhibit at the Carlisle Arts Learning Center

    Many students in our schools have art work showing in the annual exhibit hosted by the Carlisle Arts Learning Center. This event is part of our celebration of Youth Art Month that takes place annually during the month of March. The show will be up from March 18th through April10th.  A reception was held on Friday, March 24th.  The reception is always a festive affair that includes a decorative food extravaganza, and art activities. We encourage students, families and friends of our artists to visit the show at the CALC Art Gallery on Pomfret Street.  The show will be open during their regular business hours. For more information, please contact your child’s art teacher, the Carlisle High School Art Office at 240-6800 X26006 or the Carlisle Arts Learning Center at 249-6973.

    CASD Artists Exhibit at PDE: PAEA Youth Art Month Celebration 2016

    March is Celebrate the Arts Month in Pennsylvania and many CASD students are representing CASD in a statewide exhibit. The Youth Art Month (YAM) show was organized by the PA Art Education Association (PAEA) and hosted at the PA Dept. of Education (PDE). This K -12 state-wide exhibit was on display in the Honors Suite on the first floor from February 25th – April 15th. A special reception was held for artists and their families on Saturday, March 15th. 

     The show provides an opportunity for the students of teachers belonging to the professional organization, PAEA, and includes approximately 350 student works of art. One student work of art will be selected at the elementary, middle, and high school levels as well as a Best in Show winnerDick Blick, Sax Art and Nasco, art materials vendors, co-sponsored a variety of awards that were given to the YAM Exhibit winners.  The CASD Art Department congratulates all of the students that participated in this exciting exhibit

     LMS Student Wins Statewide Design Contest 

    Lamberton Middle School student, Danielle Fevola won the statewide Youth Art Month Flag Design Contest!  Her drawing will be made into real flag, which will be exhibited at the National Art Education Conference in New York on March 2, 2017.  She will also be honored at the Youth Art Month Student Art Exhibit on March 18th in Harrisburg at the Pennsylvania Department of Education. The flag will be hung at Lamberton Middle School for the remainder of the school year. Her work is highlighted on the Pennsylvania Art Education Association website:  http://paeablog.org/

    Carlisle High School Hold Exhibit in the Community

    Area School District recently established a partnership with Hempfield Behavioral Health for students to display their artwork at the Inn at Red Tomato Farm. The spring installation will feature 11th and 12th grade student art work including drawing, painting, and sculpture. The school opening will be February 1st at 5:30 pm and the public opening will follow at 6:30 pm. The art will be on display and open to the community at the Inn until April 30th.

    This partnership offers students a rich, real art world experience and broader exposure as artists. “Typically, their art work just goes home after creation. By partnering with Hempfield, we are able to offer our students an extension to their art education with the opportunity to learn how to properly prepare and display their artwork and share it with the greater community.” explained Ashley Gogoj, Program