Pittsfield Middle High School
Pittsfield, New Hampshire
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September 2015
It’s great to be back for another year of art activities at Pittsfield Middle High School. My hope is to guide students in learning visual art skills and personal expression by creating inspired works of art.
I believe:
A quality art education can help develop a student’s visual language.
A quality art education can help develop a student’s creative thinking and problem solving skills.
A quality art education can help nurture the spirit of a student, establish positive values and compassion for others.

The Loose Leaf Arts and Literature Magazine will meet the 3rd Tuesday each month
Our school website has a link to the PMHS Visual Art Page at http://pmhsart.weebly.com/
  
Video Slideshows
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School Gallery
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Artwork Projects - this school year (since July 2015)
 
Lucas' Children's Book (8 artworks)
Jan 2016, taught by William Mitchell
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Star Wars Silkscreens (5 artworks)
Jan 2016, taught by William Mitchell
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Block print (29 artworks)
Jan 2016, taught by William Mitchell
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Digital type portaits (4 artworks)
Jan 2016, taught by William Mitchell
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Digital Color schemes (26 artworks)
Jan 2016, taught by William Mitchell
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tunnel book (5 artworks)
Dec 2015, taught by William Mitchell
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Dec 2015, taught by William Mitchell
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slab cups (10 artworks)
Dec 2015, taught by William Mitchell
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Personal Color Wheels (14 artworks)
Dec 2015, taught by William Mitchell
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Ugly Face Jugs (13 artworks)
Dec 2015, taught by William Mitchell
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wire sculpture figure (14 artworks)
Nov 2015, taught by William Mitchell
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Animated Fruit (5 artworks)
Nov 2015, taught by William Mitchell
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Nov 2015, taught by William Mitchell
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ceramic containers (18 artworks)
Nov 2015, taught by William Mitchell
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studio art (6 artworks)
Oct 2015, taught by William Mitchell
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oaxacan sculpture (14 artworks)
Oct 2015, taught by William Mitchell
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Christina's New World (14 artworks)
Oct 2015, taught by William Mitchell
Based on Andrew Wyeth's famous painting, students are asked to imagine Christina in a new environment
   
 
watercolor (7 artworks)
Oct 2015, taught by William Mitchell
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Sep 2015, taught by William Mitchell
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Sep 2015, taught by William Mitchell
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pastepaper sketchbooks (15 artworks)
Sep 2015, taught by William Mitchell
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seed drawing (12 artworks)
Sep 2015, taught by William Mitchell
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Value paintings (7 artworks)
Sep 2015, taught by William Mitchell
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Artwork Projects - last school year (July 2014 - June 2015)
Artwork Projects - 2 years ago (July 2013 - June 2014)
Artwork Projects - 3 years ago (July 2012 - June 2013)
Artwork Projects - 4 years ago (July 2011 - June 2012)
Artwork Projects - 5 years ago (July 2010 - June 2011)
Artwork Projects - 6 years ago (July 2009 - June 2010)
Artwork Projects - 7 years ago (July 2008 - June 2009)
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Activity this school year (since July 2015)
272 published artworks 27 comments
 
21 artist statements 101 artist fans
Counts are updated at the beginning of each day.
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Announcements
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School Awards & Honors
  2014-2015 Statements Award
Ranked #10 in New Hampshire (#404 in the nation) for artist statements collected among middle schools
  2014-2015 Leadership Award
Ranked #6 in New Hampshire (#285 in the nation) for overall participation among high schools
  2014-2015 Art Publishing Award
Ranked #7 in New Hampshire (#282 in the nation) for art published among high schools
  2014-2015 Fan Clubs Award
Ranked #4 in New Hampshire (#260 in the nation) for fan club signups among high schools
  2014-2015 Comments Award
Ranked #4 in New Hampshire (#256 in the nation) for comments posted among high schools
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Student Hall of Fame
Shown are the students who have entered the Hall of Fame this year.
 Caleb3116
awarded on 10/8/2015
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Recent visitor comments ...
After posting my other comment, I saw this in your art work. I like this a lot. The colors work well and make it interesting! Nice piece! Love, Gma
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LOVE IT! This is not as "ugly" as you led me to believe! The colors are awesome. Can't wait until it comes home! Love, Mom -- Mom
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Hi Caleb, ugly a little, at the same time it looks a little happy. I do like the aqua/blue color! Love, Gma
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Recent artist statements ...
The seven colored tanager is a beautiful bird who lives in the forests of the East. They are endangered with a very little population. We need to save them or else they will all be gone forever. I'm going to talk about the endangerment of the Seven Colored Tanager. ABOUT THE BIRD The physical descriptions of the bird are the bright and small body. The turquoise head, the black back, the dark blue stomach and wings and the undertones of the orange. The behavior and actions of the bird include it hopping a lot, and them constantly foraging in search for berries and bugs. The seven colored tanager eats seeds, fruits, berries and arthropods. This bird lives in Eastern Brazil. REASONS OF ENDANGERMENT The seven colored tanager is endangered mostly because of people. People in Brazil have set up traps, which have caught the birds. They're also logging the forests and poaching the eggs. Their endangerment is mostly because of habitat loss. HOW CAN WE HELP THEM? We can help the seven colored tanagers by avoiding everything listed above that caused their endangerment. We can log different forests and we can stop poaching eggs. Take down the traps, they're killing the population of rare birds. In conclusion, the seven colored tanager is in danger and we need to help save them from even more death.
written by Shelby2532
For my Zentangle project I chose the Maned Wolf (Chrysocyon Brachyurus), and while it’s not a real wolf, it is a real endangered animal. I chose the Maned Wolf because it seemed relatively unknown animal. I also thought it was cool because it’s the only species in the genus Chrysocyon. It’s not a fox, and it’s not a wolf, which makes it really unique. The Maned Wolf hunts alone, and uses its large ears to listen for prey. It kills prey by biting on the neck or back. The Maned Wolf is omnivorous, it eats small mammals, birds, fish, sugarcane, tubers, and fruit. It’s only predators are feral dogs, and it also may be killed by the giant kidney worm. The Maned Wolf is endangered mainly because of habitat loss. It can also get diseases from feral and domestic dogs. It also used to be killed by humans because they thought it was a cattle and chicken thief. The Smithsonian National Zoo Park is working to protect the Maned Wolves. They are now up to the status of Near Threatened. You could spread the word about Maned Wolves, the more people know about them, the more help they will get. The Smithsonian is helping them by breeding and protecting their habitat.
written by Caleb3116
My endangered animal is a common forest fox. I will be telling you the physical description of the animal, why they're endangered, and what we can do to help. Let's get started! The common forest foxes look like slender dogs; they have long bodies with short legs with thick soft fur and long bushy tails. Their fur is mostly a brownish red. Foxes are the smallest members of the dog family, and usually weigh around 8 to 11 pounds.the most common places to find foxes are in northern places such as Canada. They enjoy living in cold areas, especially in meadows and coniferous forests. They live in dense holes in the ground known as dens. Families usually live together inside the dens. Foxes can run about 48 kilometers per hour and use their speed to capture prey such as rabbits, squirrels, and small birds. When hunting, foxes are solitary animals and do not form packs like wolves. Foxes communicate with small growls. The reason the fox is endangered is because in many regions of the world, foxes are hunted for furs. People often raise foxes on fur farms. Foxes are curious and have little fear of humans so they are easily killed. In the 1800's they were considered pests and were trapped, poisoned, and killed. Another reason is loss of habitat due to agricultural, industrial, and urban developments. Dens were ploughed over, and native grasses replaced with tall cereal crops that are unsuitable for foxes and for their food. We can help them by building makeshift dens in our backyards, donating to an endangered animal association, or even putting the gun away.
written by Emily9941
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