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Art responding to art: Creative Writing 2 and the art department’s curriculum collaboration

Searching for the piece of art that she will respond to, Creative Writing student and senior Allainah Crawford looks at works from the AP Design and Photography class. “This project is ‘free range’ compared to some of the other ones,” English teacher Dan Barnes said. “With express the music, we have word count, [but] with this one, I just want my students to be inspired by art.”

Zoe DeYoung, Staff Writer

February 4, 2020

Ekphrasis—better described as art responding to art—is a practice that English teacher Dan Barnes knows well.  When Honors English 3 was offered as a class, Barnes taught ekphrastic response, having his students respond in writing to various pieces of art. The class then became Advanced Plac...

Junior Caroline Judd gets a head start on arts focused career

Looking into the camera, junior Caroline Judd stands with some of the equipment she uses in her photoshoots. Judd prefers to shoot outside in natural lighting rather than indoors with flash photography. “Natural lighting fits well with the photography that I envision,” Judd said. “Natural lighting makes editing my photos much easier because it allows me to play with the colors.”

Lydia Roseman, News Editor

February 13, 2019

What kind of art do you create? “I am very passionate about photography and videography. I started out doing classic art like drawing and painting, but I discovered my love for photography when I got my first camera. After that, my skills developed and now I have my own business.” How much time...

Art students face the pressures of STEM focused education

Posing with her camera and drone, junior Caroline Judd shows the equipment she needs to continue her career as a photographer. Judd used her own money to purchase her equipment and uses her own time to take and edit photos. “I’ve invested lots of money into camera equipment and editing software that you can’t get at school,” Judd said. “I understand that that isn’t a priority for the school, but it’s hard when you want to follow a career that isn’t typical or STEM focused because you have to put so much time into outside of school while also balancing your schoolwork.”

Lydia Roseman, News Editor

November 29, 2018

Science. Technology. Engineering. Mathematics. These fields have been pushed on us since we were young. Elementary schoolers take art and music classes once or twice a week, but are drilled in their times tables almost every day. When schools are short on funding, art programs are the first on the c...

A behind-the-scenes look at the operator of @pwestpub

Posing with her camera, sophomore Caroline Judd explores the Redwoods. Caroline vacationed in California over spring break and, inspired by Instagrammer @zoelaz, took many photos and shared them on her personal Instagram, @cjuddc. “I love lifestyle photos and I also really like National Geographic because you see parts of the world that you didn’t even know existed,” Caroline said.

Lydia Roseman, Staff Writer

December 12, 2017

Promoting her school and doing what she loves at the same time, sophomore Caroline Judd manages the official Instagram of Parkway West High School, @pwestpub. Seeking to bring the school to life, Judd paints a picture of what it’s like to be a student through her passion for photography and knack for social...

POW: Mary Galkowski, 12

POW: Mary Galkowski, 12

Mary Moriarity, Cartoonist

October 28, 2015

Since her freshman year, senior Mary Galkowski has taken Design Arts, Photo I, Photo II and AP Photo.

Camera Ready

Camera Ready

Debra Klevens, Convergent Media Writer

September 15, 2014

Senior Alyssa DeVoto discusses the knowledge she has acquired from Photography.

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