Time to get our second semester going! Huge focus: ART HISTORY!


CHS art students visit SCAD in Atlanta.

In October, CHS art students had the opportunity to travel to SCAD Atlanta and tour the studios, explore the galleries, and experience hands on in a Television and Broadcasting workshop. Students were put to the task of running a television news broadcast- requiring talent both behind and in front of the camera. Overall, each student did a wonderful job participating and contributing to the day, which was filled with art, food, and fun. The art department sends a HUGE thanks to the administration for this opportunity- it was so very special!

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Back to School!

An Altered Book being made by an Art I student 2012. Students in Art 1 and 2 will be making these books during the fall and spring semesters this school year!

An Altered Book being made by an Art I student 2012. Students in Art 1 and 2 will be making these books during the fall and spring semesters this school year!

It’s time to get out and buy those pens, pencils, and sketchbooks art students! The school year is fastly approaching (less than a week as of today!) and Ms. Ingui is extremely excited to welcome back students to the art room! Open house for parents will be August 15th from 5:30-7pm at CHS so come by and check out the classroom!

Ms. Ingui’s 2013-2014 schedule will be:

A Day:   Art 1,   Planning,   Art 1,   Painting and IB SL Visual Art

B Day:   Art 2,   Art 1,   Planning,   Drawing 1 and 2

If you have any questions feel free to email Ms. Ingui at: Katherine.Ingui@carrolltoncityschools.net.

High Museum: New Exhibition

There’s a new exhibit opening at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, GA this summer, featuring Durch Paintings from the Mauritshuis. Artists include Vermeer, Rembrant, Steen, Hals, and more. From the website:Screen Shot 2013-07-03 at 2.41.55 PM


If you have never seen a Rembrant in real life, now is your chance. The lighting, shadows, figures, and subjects he portrays is unbelievably real and impressive. The highlight of this exhibit is none other than Vermeer’s Girl with a Pearl Earring (1665).

Vermeer, Girl with a Pearl Earring.

The Hess Collection in Napa, California


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This summer I have had the privilege to travel to California and visit a close artist friend of mine who works in Napa Valley. She took me on multiple tours of galleries while I was visiting, and one that stood out was the collection of modern work at the Hess Collection and Winery.

From their website:

Donald Hess began collecting art in 1966. Today, The Hess Collection houses less than a quarter of a collection that is shown in museums worldwide. His collecting style is a personal endeavor driven by a passion rather that monitory investment or current trends. He develops a close dialogue with an artist to better understand what drives him or her to create and he carefully limits his focus as a collector to 20 living artists whose work he faithfully supports long term. As is evident by the caliber of the collection, he collects with the uncanny ability to acquire works by lesser known artists who often go on to become well known and respected in their disciplines. his typical commitment to an artist spans decades and various stages of his career.

The work that stood out to me included Francis Bacon, Franz Gertsch, Robert Motherwell, Anselm Kiefer, Robert Rauschenburg, and Andy Goldsworthy.

Take a virtual tour of the gallery here, complete with audio and resources. It’s great!

Happy End of the Year!

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The end of the year was nicely spent finishing up art projects in all classes- Art I and II with their altered books and Drawing I/II and Painting I with year-long concentration works based on a theme. The AP students finished with their exam on May 10th which went extremely well (we had lots of doughnuts and Corner Cafe to aid our efforts) and I couldn’t be more proud. The work at the end was extraordinary by all and I am so proud of our creative students! Summer is here and the art room is clean. Time to kick back and relax- and continue to make more art! Ciao!

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Collaborating with Performing Arts and Making Masks!

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This Spring, the Performing Arts Program at CHS is putting on Phantom of the Opera, which will include dramatic and beautiful scenes of love and sadness, as well as exciting music and dancing. It is personally one of my favorite operas and when our classroom was asked to create masks for the masquerade scene, I immediately agreed and we began our project! The masks are being created by the students enrolled in the AP art, Art II, Drawing I/II, and Painting courses.

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These four masks are from the first day of creating, and each mask has transformed from a blank surface to an elaborate, creative product. They are all so different and extremely interesting, based on sketches completed by the students and created with materials donated by the performing arts parents and students. What fun this has been! More images to come of completed masks, which will be sent off  soon to debut on the stage!

The performances of Phantom of the Opera at CHS will be on May 17 and 18. Be sure to grab your tickets now!