This mixed media piece was entered by Senior Hope Rutter into the 106th Pumpkin Show art show.
ThE LoGaN ElM HiGh ScHoOl ArT DePaRtMeNt
"Good art is not what it looks like, but what it does to us." Roy Adzak "Art is a passion or it is nothing." Robert Fry
These quotes from past artists' really encompass the ideals of the art program at Logan Elm. The instructor, Heath Bennett, has worked diligently over the past decade to bring these philosophical ideals into the artwork of the students of LEHS. He believes that all art must be done with a personal passion that speaks to the viewer with a message. Heath is a life-long learner that has dedicated his professional career to better the artistic perspectives of the students in the Logan Elm high school.
The art program at Logan Elm high school is passionate about giving students the opportunities they may find at the collegiate level. It is important to give every opportunity to allow each to experience the many facets of the arts. Classes include: Foundations: An art 1 class for students who may be unsure of their desires or passions about the arts. The class is designed to cover basic drawing, painting, collage, and conceptual theory.
Drawing 1 & 2: An art 2, 3, & 4 class for students who desire to expand their personal drawing style and work in advanced drawing techniques.
Painting 1 & 2: An art 2, 3, &4 class designed to expand students color theory concepts and dabble with more advanced painting techniques and styles such as "underpainting".
Ceramics & Sculpture: An art 2, 3, & 4 class that works in 3D art forms, including ceramics (thrown and hand built), sculpture in various mediums, Karigami, basic encaustic work, and basic casting.
Photography: An art 2, 3, or 4 class. It is a black - n - white class using the SLR 35 mm cameras. Students will learn how to use the camera, rules of reciprocity, basic composition rules, developing of film and prints.
Independent Study: An advanced class with a great deal of expectations. It is designed for the student who desires to extend their artistic studies into the college realm. This class allows students to work on thematic works or further develop personal styles or techniques.
Watercolor painting of myself 2008 (created by Heath Bennett)