Visual arts faculty members at The John Cooper School are considered “artists-in-residence,” because they are artists who work in a variety of mediums. Jayla Ash Davis, Amy Dietrich, Visual Arts Department Chair Bob Mosier, Jamila Musa-Carr, Lesia Streckfess and Emily Taylor as well as French teacher Jodie Gill, each contributed an original piece of art to a Silent Auction that was held in conjunction with The John Cooper School’s Fine Arts Festival Week in April.
The annual event, sponsored by the school’s Fine Arts Council, is a week-long campus celebration to highlight student work in the visual and performing arts with performances, exhibits and art-related activities.
Proceeds from the Faculty Art Silent Auction benefited Because Art Matters, the community and educational outreach arm of The Woodlands Arts Council. The auction raised $800 to enable more schools and residents in the area to be able to actively engage in the arts through programs provided through The Woodlands Arts Council.
“We believe in the importance of people being able to actively engage in the arts and are pleased to support the education and outreach efforts of this local arts organization,” said Bob Mosier.
College Park student Olivia Rominger poses for a portrait with a photo of her special merit artwork during the Conroe ISD Western Art Show on Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017, at Oak Ridge 9th Grade Campus.
The Woodlands student Kristyn Hauser, who won best of show for her artwork, poses for a photo with her mother Kathy during the Conroe ISD Western Art Show on Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017, at Oak Ridge 9th Grade
College Park teacher Leslie Lewis, who had four students in the Conroe ISD Western Art Show, chats about the various award winners on Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017, at Oak Ridge 9th Grade Campus.
Out of more than 650 art pieces and 60 Conroe ISD campuses, one College Park High School teacher will cheer on four of her students chosen by the judges at the Western Art Show Saturday.
It took one of her students, senior Claire Zhang, four years to earn the gold medal; and she did it by trying something new: her first oil paint rodeo submission. The 18-by-24-inch piece took Zhang 20-30 hours to finish and features a colorful bronco rider with expressive brush marks. Read more…
John Cooper School visual arts students who were awarded Gold and Silver medals in the national adjudication level of the art portion of the 2014 Scholastic Art and Writing Awards, were invited, along with their instructors, Bob Mosier and Lesia Streckfuss, to attend a ceremony at Carnegie Hall in New York City on June 6. Their award-winning art will also be part of a National Student Exhibition that will run from June 5 through June 14 at Parsons the New School for Design in New York City.
A total of 255,000 art and writing pieces were entered in the regional competition this year and top award winners qualified to compete at the national level. Of those, three of the six gold medals awarded in the Photography category in Texas were awarded to Cooper students. Read more…
Art is an exercise in self-discipline and defies the binary logic of some academic courses–there is not always a right or wrong when it comes to a brushstroke. “I consistently encourage students to engage themselves in the process, be open to experimenting new things and always do their best. And break the rules in a creative way, of course,” says Rock. click here for full story