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Junior Cambel Castle uses photography as a source of expression

Junior Cambel Castle uses photography as a source of expression

Emily Carlisle

May 21, 2020

What got you into photography? I saw other people that I know taking pictures, and I thought it looked like a lot of fun. It is a cool way that people express themselves. I wanted that outlet and to be able to do the same thing, so I started taking photos. Do you have a specific genre of photography ar...

Members of art-focused clubs debate whether unequal distribution of 2020 City of Carmel Arts Grants is justifiable

(Submitted photo) In January, the Art Club hosted a Bob Ross event. Since the outbreak of COVID-19, all of the events planned for Art Club and the National Art Honors Society have been cancelled.

Valliei Chandrakumar

April 9, 2020

Earlier this month, the City of Carmel, in accordance with the 2020 Arts Grant Program, donated $3,500 to the Carmel High School Orchestra Parents Club. The CHS Art Club and National Art Honor Society (NAHS) received no financial support from the organization although a majority of the clubs' funds ...

Art students to compete in Scholastic Art Awards on March 22

Art students to compete in Scholastic Art Awards on March 22

Cady Armstrong

March 20, 2020

The information in this issue—originally scheduled for publication on March 20—was written and produced prior to news regarding school cancellation from the COVID-19 virus. Some information may be outdated or inaccurate as a result. Student staff members worked hard to produce this content and,...

Junior Jordan Denis creates digital art with eerie undertones

Junior Jordan Denis creates digital art with eerie undertones

Bianca Templeton

March 20, 2020

How long have you been making digital art/working as an artist in general? I’ve been drawing ever since I could remember. From the minute I could hold a pencil, I was always drawing and creating silly original characters. But the first time I ever really got serious about art was when I got a t...

Art department prepares for National Art Honors Society induction ceremony on Jan. 30

Pranav Jothirajah

January 28, 2020

The art department will continue its work as it prepares for multiple upcoming events, including the National Art Honors Society induction ceremony, which is scheduled to take place on Jan. 30. According to Jennifer Bubp, National Art Honors Society sponsor and art department chair, another goal of the gr...

CCS district to rebrand logo with help of Digital Design 3-4, IB Business and Management students

CCS district to rebrand logo with help of  Digital Design 3-4, IB Business and Management students

Viyang Hao

January 23, 2020

Art Teacher Michael Lee What is the art department doing? My Digital Design 3 students—the advanced digital design students and there are eight of us, including myself, and I do include myself because I’ve been working with them on the logos as well (as I put) some designs in and help them with thei...

Junior Shannon Xie does art commissions through her Instagram, @hunnypuffs

Junior Shannon Xie paints on a sheet of plastic hung from the ceiling. She said she likes doing both digital and traditional painting, with her traditional art pieces being mainly oil and acrylic paintings.

Angela Qian

December 12, 2019

How would you describe your style? I don’t really do realism anymore, now that I have more free reign so what I like to draw, so I go for more of an illustrative style that’s kind of semi-realistic. It depends on what I’m doing. How did you get started with art? (When) I was little, I liked...

With Inktober in full swing, students, teacher reflect on influences of online challenges on art, life

Lexi Carter, Art Club president and junior, sketches out a drawing for Inktober. Inktober is a month long challenge encouraging artists to build positive habits through ink drawing.

Sam Hawkins

October 24, 2019

Each year since 2009, artists all over the world pick up their pens every day in October to draw. They may be following a prompt or they may simply be drawing whatever comes to mind, but all are part of the international Inktober challenge. In 2009, Jake Parker, Utah-based illustrator, writer and teac...

Guide To CHS Clubs: Unsure of which clubs to join? Here’s a categorized list of all the clubs CHS has to offer.

Grace Xu

September 12, 2019

With all the clubs at our school, it can be a bit overwhelming trying to find communities for you. Don’t worry, we’ve compiled a list of all the clubs without course requirements. They’re also sorted into categories (Community Service, Culture, Arts, Competition, Academic, Entertainment, and Athletics)...

National Art Honor Society members to wrap up year with planning of upcoming celebration

NAHS member and senior Destiny Hall looks at art-themed parties on her phone to brainstorm ideas with her fellow committee members.

May 23, 2019

National Art Honor Society (NAHS) leaders will organize party committees to set up different aspects of the end of year celebration. Each of the committees will find a way to include various artistic styles into the overall atmosphere and conduct of the party. The main focus of the efforts put into the...

For Your Inspiration: Art students, art department chair advise artists how to take inspiration from others without stealing art

Junior Vivian Werstler adds to her drawing of a city street in SRT on May 9. Werstler said she found her own art by taking small pieces of inspiration from others’ work and combining them to create something unique to her.

Isabella White

May 23, 2019

Imagination and creativity are two traits often found within an artist. As he or she finishes the final stroke of a masterpiece, everyone is left wondering where the idea came from. While pure artistic intuition often plays a large role, the long-held tradition of gathering inspiration from other works ha...

A Surreal Reality: New student Carmel Arts Council curators to create an art gallery with CHS artwork

Senior Jessica Qu and junior Minjeong Kim point at a particular piece of artwork. Qu said she applied for a curator position because she is interested in art and design.

Grace Xu

May 23, 2019

While teenagers are often  stereotyped as rash and shallow rather than inspirational and profound, two students at this school are reversing that stereotype through a meaningful art showcase in partnership with the Carmel Arts Council (CAC). Senior Jessica Qu and junior Minjeong Kim are the 2019 CAC cu...