South Ridge School participated in this year’s Region 7A MSHSL Art Contest which was held at the new Moose Lake School on April 3rd. Nearly 120 entires were submitted region wide with 12 categories. South Ridge students were awarded two “Best of Show” – A Johnson, “Neon Clown”, Digital Art and C Dufton, “Butterfly Barrette”, Craft. A Johnson, “Neon Clown”, also was awarded our only Excellent rating receiving 20/20 points. C Dufton, “Butterfly Barrette”; “G Gundy, Succulent Sculpture”; K Graves “Diamond Bee,Printmaking; I Dean, “Portrait, Digital Art; and A Johnson”Succulent Bowl” all received Superior Ratings.
Student from through the arrowhead region were able to spend time together painting on a mural (to be installed at the Moose Lake school), drawing henna designs on to their arms and hands, ordering (and watching) a silk screened Tshirt made for them, throw clay on the wheel or enjoy drawing with friends. Great work everyone! We had a wonderful time!
HS Sculpture students worked with guest artists, Juanita Blackhawk and Kim Bollig, to create a piece of quill work. Porcupine quills were sorted by dismeter (not length). Then each quill was warmed in water and attached to birch bark using an awl and tweezers. Designs were chosen to go on either earrings, medallions, pins or barrettes.
Special thank to ISD 2142 American Indian Student Services – JOM parents, South Ridge Art Club and Essentia Health for the their support.
Two local businesses welcomed South Ridge art students to participate in real life work for artists.
Community Printing in Cloquet taught students how to print a three color design on a T-shirt (designed by our own Marriah J..!!) Students were able to position the shirt, flood and pull the ink across the silkscreen – printing the shirt. The bee art was created in Printmaking class last Fall. We studied the Bee Colony Collapse Disorder and created images of the various bees in MN that are affected by this disorder. The study (and ultimately prints and T-shirts) bring public awareness to the serious issue of bee population decline.
MakerSpace in Duluth is a cooperative work space for those interested in learning how to use a variety of tools as well as learning new skills. From CNC cutters to 3D printers, industrial sewing machines and lapidary skills, local crafts people and artists are working together to provide a collective space to work.
Thanks to Target for their generous support of the South Ridge School through their Field Trip grant.
Tuesday, April 12, 2016 • 10 am–6:30 pm
The Depot, 506 West Michigan Street, Duluth
Empty Bowl benefits Second Harvest Northern Lakes Food Bank, providing food for more than 4.2 million meals annually to people in need throughout northeastern Minnesota and northwestern Wisconsin.
Enjoy a delicious soup meal FREE of charge. Buy beautiful handmade bowls for just $20 each.
South Ridge 9-12 Sculpture and 7th grade Design students are creating bowls to donate to the local Empty Bowl fundraiser for our area Food Shelf. One bowl/student will be given to the fundraiser which in turn will be sold for $20. The money will go into our local food shelf account.
The event is an annual fundraiser. Local chefs donate a variety of soups and bread which people purchase with their choice of bowl. The goal is not only to support the food shelf program, but a way for the local arts communities to give of themselves. Many families are struggling to feed themselves. As a community we want to do what we can to make life a bit better for all.
Open clay studio at South Ridge HS Art studio open Tuesday’s after school, March 22nd and April 5th.
The season is here again for Snow Week’s Annual Snow Snake Throwing Contest. HS art students (Printmaking) made snow snakes from wood harvested locally (Tremblay Lumber) to carve their snakes. Designs (repeated motif) were burned on to the top of each snake in 10 cm sections.
A representative from each grade will choose a snake form the selection to throw down the track. The snake that makes the longest run wins.