FHS Art Update: May/June 2019

FHS AP Studio Art Launches with Six Portfolios      

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Photo: Bailey Borer with her packed AP 2D Studio portfolio

May 10th saw the submission of Firelands High School’s first ever AP Studio Art portfolios. This is an honors level course for seniors that can convert to college credit if a 3 or greater is earned. Bailey Borer, Michael Durdak and Isabel Solowiej submitted 2D portfolios and Lynn Born, Nick Street and Tim Street submitted 3D portfolios. The students began their work last summer by through sketching ideas and taking reference photos. They each developed their own “sustained investigation” thesis of their own design. Their written artists statements further support their work. They each also had to present a range of unrelated works that demonstrate the breadth of their skills and creativity using a variety of media.  All works were photographed and submitted online. Additionally, the 2D students mailed in 5 original pieces for in-person grading.  Students will find out their scores by early July. Wish them 5’s!


National Art Honor Society Inducts Seven, Honors Ten Seniors

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The FHS Chapter #2212 of the National Art Honor Society inducted seven new members on April 9. Criteria for induction are sophomore standing, Art 3 or higher, A average in all art classes, 2.5 GPA overall, and no suspensions.  Congratulations to Kaya Loyd, Devon McGinnis, Delaney Overstreet, Kayla Palmer, Anthony Salib, Dylan Taylor and Brianna Overstreet.  Senior NAHS members were honored with receiving their rainbow honor cords to wear with their caps and gowns at graduation. Congratulations to Elizabeth Balas, Bailey Borer, Lynn Born, Sarah Drury, Michael Durdak, Devon McGinnis, Kayla Palmer, Isabel Solowiej, Nicholas Street and Tim Street.


FHS Students Explore France During Spring Break

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6 intrepid FHS students made the commitment to study French language and culture during spring break through an EF tour. Beginning in Paris, the students lead by Mrs. Tawil, were immersed in the language, art, history and culture of France and Europe. The group saw the aftermath of the fire at Notre Dame de Paris, raced through the highlights of the Louvre and watched the Eiffel Tower twinkle from a Seine River cruise. The itinerary wound through the Loire Valley to see three Renaissance chateaux. A highlight of the trip was visiting the beaches of Normandy especially for the 75th anniversary of Operation Overlord of World War II. Our last stop was the incomparable palace of Versailles. Our next trip to France is tentatively scheduled for spring break 2021.

Student travelers; Kaylee Boggs, Dale Milde, Will Folley, Joselyn Moquete, Rachel Taddeo, and Jordon Vaughn.


The FHS Art Department is run by Ms. Laura Tawil.