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Bringing Art to Life… Virtually


Bringing Art to Life… Virtually

Art can be a difficult subject to imagine in a partially remote environment, but visual arts instructor Mrs. Lauren Roeser took the shift in stride, using the opportunity to expand her students' definition of what art is and who can be an artist. 

“Art is everywhere and we are all artists, and I think that is evident to the kids now more than ever as we’ve had to adapt to the times and use minimal art supplies. Art isn’t something that can only be explored in the art room, we can create anything, at any time, with the materials we have on hand,” said Mrs. Roeser.

Forced Perspective Photography

One of the most eye-opening projects that she assigned during the pandemic is a Forced Perspective Photography Project, where students learned about composition and perspective, creating illusions in their imagery.

Forced perspective by Finnegan Kenny '23

Above: Forced perspective by Finnegan Kenny '23

Forced perspective by Juliana Kalil '23

Above: Forced perspective by Juliana Kalil '23

“The students excelled at this assignment, and all they needed was their iPad,” said Mrs. Roeser.

Collaborative Puzzle Project

Sophomores in the Introduction to Visual Art course created a collaborative “puzzle” as a metaphor for their strength as a community of artists. 

Students pose in front of collaborative puzzle of double c's

Above: Sophomores pose in front of their collaborative puzzle of double c's

Beyond the Art Studio

Going beyond the art studio, Mrs. Roeser created a YouTube Channel, where she posts video tutorials for her students so that they have access to her instruction of different techniques and art materials all the time. 

“Students can watch these videos over and over, pause them when they need to, and work at a comfortable pace when they’re not physically in the classroom,” said Mrs. Roeser.

The Discussion Board and Blog feature through the CCHS website has been a useful tool for collecting and organizing student artwork, allowing students to view and discuss others artwork in real-time. 

“I have been very pleased with how well the students are adjusting to learning in the hybrid model,” said Mrs. Roeser.

“The Art Room has always been a very fun and social place where community building is of utmost importance and CCHS's sense of family is apparent. These young artists are truly making an effort to keep this the norm, even though we cannot all be in the same space at the same time.”

Additional Student Artwork

Forced perspective by Isaiah Rosario '23

Above: Forced perspective by Isaiah Rosario '23

Forced perspective by Maxwell Lane ’23

Above: Forced perspective by Maxwell Lane ’23

The Museum of Raider Art

Colorful banner saying "Museum of Raider Art"

Be sure to visit the Museum of Raider Art, currently featuring an exhibit highlighting the Spring 2020 Virtual Art Expo.

Thank you to Mrs. Roeser and to the entire CCHS Faculty, Staff, and Administration for their commitment to meeting the needs of our students through our various learning models!



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