Field Trip

“A Christmas Carol” @ Guthrie Theater

10-12th grade students went to the nationally acclaimed Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis to see the Charles Dickens classic, “A Christmas Carol”.
The play lasted nearly two hours followed by a short Q & A discussion with some of the actors from the play. Most were young people which was both inspiring and fun for our students to see.

A number of folks from the community joined the students on the trip through their association with South Ridge Community Education.

It was a wonderful day together!


Printmaking, Digital Arts and Graphic Design Students Visit Local Businesses


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.

8th Grade Art Students to Twin Cities

imageGreat day in Twin Cities with 8th grade Art students on October 7th. Students attended a performance at the Ordway Theatre with Martha Redbone, spent time looking through “Brick X Brick” exhibition at the Minnesota American Art Museum, toured and drew flora in the Como Conservatory ending the day at the Minneapolis Institute of Art where students drew master pieces like Van Gogh’s “Olive Trees” and Prince’s clothing. Students participated in activities throughout the day. Special thanks to all the parents who chaperoned and helped out with snacks and care. We all had a wonderful day.

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Additional support from Rotary #25, the Ordway Theatre, NEA, Legacy Ammendment, and tremendous parental support.

GSA and Art Club at Community Printing


Art Club and GSA visited Community Printing in Cloquet. They learned how to silkscreen a two color T-shirt – one screen was black and the second a rainbow! Silkscreen in taught in South Ridge’s Printmaking class. It is an interesting process for reproducing art on T-shirts, posters, etc. Community Printing prints all sorts of textiles as well as off-set, blue prints, and large format prints.

GSA hopes to sell the T-shirts to assist them in attending the Minnesota LGBTQIA and Ally Choir concert in Duluth and meet with other GSA  groups on Transgender Day of Remembrance. If interested in purchasing a shirt ($15 each) see Ms. Olson.