The New Milford High School Art Department and Cut, Paste & Copy have announced that teachers and students are busy with an assortment of activities.

Teacher participation

Teachers Paula Marian and Annette Marcus, members of Connecticut Clay Artists (CCA), participated in the CCA's August show held in Sherman.

Mrs. Marian organized the show and will also spearhead the group's holiday show in Danbury.

Farm help

Seven art students volunteered at Sunny Valley Preserve's Open Farm Day Sept. 19.

They were seniors Sarah Turk, Bekah Sutter, Alex Dimitrova and Brianna Went, junior Zac Frey and sophomore Melissa Young conducted face painting.

Thinking art

Twelve studio art students and 18 students from the Emerging Artists activity group recently met with Norman Dandridge from The Art Institute of Boston.

Mr. Dandridge discussed the studio art courses at AIB and answered questions.

The program was the first in a series of art school visits.

Learning a trade

Sophomore Becky Smith recently participated in a beginner's blacksmithing course at Brookfield Craft Center (BCC),

She shared her experience with Mrs. Marcus' ceramics I class, of which she is a member.

Workshop attendance

Art teacher Kristi Soucie recently attended a six-hour live figure-drawing demonstration workshop with Joshua LaRock at the Washington Art Association.

Mrs. Soucie will present a program about what she learned during live drawing sessions sponsored by the Village Center for the Arts.

Coffee and poetry

The third annual Coffee House and Poetry Recitation was held Oct. 6 during studio art class.

Students exhibited blind contour drawings and read the original poems that the drawings inspired.

All about fashion

Fashion design was recently introduced as one of the choices available to students during activity period at New Milford High School.

Students in the activity will create mood boards, select fabrics and illustrate their designs inspired by famous artists and designers, as well as research fashion trends and experiment with fashion photography using digital cameras.

Cut, Paste & Copy

Seventeen CPC students operate a graphic design business using Macintosh computers.

The class gives credit in art and vocational education, as well as college credit.

CPC students designed character trait posters that will be hung around the school and are participating in a greeting card contest.

Busy interns

Seventeen students are enrolled as interns this semester.

They are seniors Ashley Caprio, (Staples), Cassidy Dickinson (Great Cakes Bakery), Ceara Faitak (New Milford Sports Club), Suzanne Freda, Village Crest Center for Health & Rehabilitation), Frankie Johnson (Heritage Inn), Chris Nowinski (Straightline Bikes & Boards), Alexis Ortiz (TheatreWorks) and Natalie Sequeria (Brookfield Crafts Center).

Also, juniors Mary Griswold (New Milford Animal Welfare Society), Amy Gruar ( NMHS Art History Digital Librarian), Jake and Zach Ness (Sullivan Farm), Kevin Mecha (Cumulus Media), Rebecca Terry (The Silo Cooking School); and sophomores Max Casagrande and Amar Kandhari (Village Crest) and Olivia Horchos (Village Center for the Arts).