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College Board’s adjustments change AP Art students’ plans

Design and Stuido Art Teacher Shelley Ortner instructs senior
Serena Khan of Union Beach in her AP Studio Art class.

Isabella Ji

June 12, 2020

Advanced Placement Studio Art, organized by the College Board and offered to CHS seniors, gives high school students the chance to experience a college-level course and, for students who pass the exam, the chance to earn college credits. Typically, the exam incorporates three courses of art education ...

Peng’s art gets regional acclaim

A cropped version of Peng’s award-winning artwork, “Identity Propagnda.”

Emily Toro

May 8, 2020

“I don’t really like most of the things I draw,” said junior Alexis Peng of Marlboro. Two weeks prior to this interview, the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards, “one of the nation’s longest-running and most prestigious recognition programs for creative teens,” nominated Peng for a national m...

Student filmmakers seek inspiration for their work

Freshman Aaron Diament of Manalapan, senior Tess Rempel of Spring Lake and junior Steve Ostrom of Lincroft worktogether to set up a 48 hour film challenge for the DV club.

Ella Lukowiak

May 8, 2020

From music and art to the people at CHS, student filmmakers are able to find inspiration everywhere.  Junior Meagan Ellis of Freehold said that her inspiration has come from all of the new people that CHS brought into her life. Ellis has found that the experience of coming has helped her to become...

Cancelled gigs financially affect CHS and local bands

Sophomore Giulia DeFabritus of Freehold performs with her
all-girl band The Bellas at The Stone Pony in Asbury Park.

Ella Lukowiak

May 8, 2020

While for some, being forced to stay home during the coronavirus outbreak may seem like a dream come true, others are restricted from being able to go out and make a living. According to the LA Times, within those that are hit the hardest are musicians who rely on the ability to perform gigs to m...

THE ARTIST’S BLOCK: “A Wizards’ Cove” by Adah Shimanovich

THE ARTIST’S BLOCK: “A Wizards’ Cove” by Adah Shimanovich

March 9, 2020

"This is my still life from Illustration and Design. We had to pick objects to put in the composition, and when I saw these in Mrs. Fallon's cabinets, I knew I had to try to make a kind of "wizards’ cove.” I am especially proud of the top of the lantern, because I think I did that part rather re...

Arts teachers share world-class experience with students

Photography teacher Amanda FitzPatrick gives feedback on a photo by junior Sara Burgi of Matawan in Photography I class.

Carla Vreeland and Ella Lukowiak

March 9, 2020

Photography and Graphic Arts teacher Amanda FitzPatrick takes the techniques and knowledge she has learned in the field and applies it to her teaching at CHS.  “In 2016 I started an LLC of my own — Amanda FitzPatrick LLC. I am always learning new techniques depending on lighting and location...

Art restorers work to salvage damaged works of art

Alexandre Dubuisson’s La Moisson was damaged in
transport in 2010 and on display at the Salvage Art Institute.

Nawaal Mudassir

January 17, 2020

Art restoration is the process of repairing damage to artwork such as paintings, textiles, sculptures and other artifacts. Art restorers take it upon themselves to maintain the piece’s authenticity, even centuries after its original embellishment. To do so, they use a variety of different techniqu...

NAHS visits The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Senior Jillian Tracy of Belmar observes the art displayed in the museum.

Meredith Prud'homme

November 23, 2019

The National Art Honors Society (NAHS) traveled to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, also known as The Met, in New York City on Nov. 22. It was the club’s first trip to the museum since 2016 and 40 students attended, along with four chaperones. NAHS President and senior Jill Tracy of Belmar thought the trip ...

Art provides an outlet for impoverished communities to express themselves

A wall graffitied by Crew Peligrosos 4 Elements School of Hip Hop stands at the University of Medellin in Medellin, Colombia. The crew uses graffiti, hip hop dance, music and other forms of art to help restore impoverished communities through their country.

Emily Toro

November 15, 2019

In the 1990s, an unrestrained cocaine trade paralyzed communities in Colombia with drug addiction and violence, according to The Nature of Cities, an international platform for transdisciplinary dialogue and urban solutions.  Henry Arteaga, a founding member of the world-famous Crew Peligrosos 4 Eleme...

The Artist’s Block: Emily Madeira

Emily Madeira

September 13, 2019

"St. Sebastian" by Emily Madeira Media Used: Mixed media, including watercolor, pencil, and gold acrylic. Time to complete: 1 week Interesting Fact: This piece is part of a larger series of Saint portraits that she is working on.   ...

Paintings created by artificial intelligence gain popularity, but pose questions on artistic value

The portrait of Edmond de Belamy sold for $432,500 in a Christie's auction, becoming the first artificial intelligence (AI) made artwork to be featured in a high profile art auction.

Liam Umbs

September 13, 2019

At a Christie’s auction last October, a mathematical equation sold for $432,500, 45 times higher than its estimated value. The reason? The equation was the algorithm behind The Portrait of Edmond de Belamy, the first painting made by artificial intelligence (AI) to be featured at a high profile auction. Almost ...

NAHS art show inducts new members, displays work

Senior Sebrina Gao of Freehold makes a speech at the induction.

Katherine Lombardi

May 10, 2019

The National Art Honor Society (NAHS) held its annual art show and induction on Friday March 29, providing CHS student artists an opportunity to showcase work and receive recognition for their talents. The club inducted 27 new members and displayed over 100 art pieces. The show featured a variety...

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