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By Vinni Chomeau / Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016 03:46 pm
Gibraltar High School Students Participate in Creative Community Projects
Renee Schwaller-Ceramics Workshop Teacher

FISH CREEK, WI (February 10, 2016) – This is the eighth year that the Friends of Gibraltar and the Hardy Gallery have teamed up to bring creative programming to Gibraltar High School in the Exposure to Creativity (ETC) workshops. This year the program will be one full day experience for all high school students. There will be Studio Art and Art in Business workshops. Each workshop will incorporate the business of art and give specific examples of how creativity and art are assets to all professions. All workshops will result in a project that will be gifted to the community. 

Workshops will have a direct connection to courses currently offered at Gibraltar High School. Teachers and school administration will select students for each workshop based on extracurricular involvement and the course enrollment.

The Studio Art workshops will include experience with professional artists in their craft including: woodturning, glass casting, glass blowing, jewelry, metal sculpture, graffiti art, painting, pottery, woodcarving and printmaking. Students will create items that will be donated to charitable organizations in Door County to use as they wish. They may beautify a space in their organization, be used for marketing or be part of a fundraising event.  

The Art in Business workshops will give students the opportunity to work with professional graphic designers, photographers, filmmakers, music producers, actors and social media marketers to experience how creativity impacts everyday business in multiple professions. In the workshops students will utilize professional design software to design logos, images, posters and websites to promote a club or event the students are a part of at school or they may select to design something for a community organization.  

In filmmaking, music production and acting workshops students will identify a need in the community and address a component of the need by creating community service messages. For example, in music production students will write and perform the lyrics and music with a professional songwriter and then work with a professional music producer to record their song. The song will air on local radio stations and on the school website.  

The goal of the Exposure to Creativity project is for students to actively experience the role of creativity in various professions and to help create something wonderful for their community. Thank you to Cynthia Stiehl and Elizabeth Aik for your generous support for the ETC program this year:  

If you would like to help support this program please contact Vinni Chomeau, Friends of Gibraltar Coordinator at vinni.chomeau@gibraltar.k12.wi.us or 920.868-.3284 Ext. 205.

2016 Exposure to Creativity Workshop Teachers

Kelly Avenson, Greco Gallery: Photography

Kelly Bresnahan, Clearing: Woodturning 

Gary Chaudior, Chaudior Glass Studio: Glasscasting

Deanna Clayton, Clayton Glass/DC Studios: Glass Art

Katie Dahl, David Alley: Songwriting and Music Production

Don Krumpos: Wood Relief Carving

Liz Maltman and Mary White: Painting

Chris Opper, Door County Short Film Festival: Filmmaking

Bob Orvis, Milwaukee Comedy Sportz: Acting

Jeremy Popelka and Stephanie Trenchard, Popelka Trenchard Glass: Glass Arts

Suzanne Rose: Photography

Renee Schwaller, Off the Wheel Pottery: Ceramics

Claudia Scimeca, Tweak and Ryan Miller: Social Media Marketing and Graphic Design  

Cy Turnbladh and Karon Ohm, Hands On Art Studio: Metal Art

Beau Thomas: Graffiti Arts 

Thor and Judy Thoreson, Gills Rock Stoneware: Ceramics

Thank you to all of the workshop teachers for sharing your time and talents with Gibraltar High School students!

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