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Staples art gallery shows many projects from graphic design classes, inspiring others to consider art courses.

Art gallery at Staples proves strength of art department 

Sophie Smith ’26, Paper Sports Editor May 30, 2024

As the school year comes to an end, the Staples tradition of student artwork being displayed in the hallways begins. This year, the art gallery was set up from May 13-17.  One of the main components...

Students will begin in Rome and visit major cities like Venice until ending up in Paris, France to conclude their 11 day trip of museums and monuments.

Art department’s trip to Italy and France offers glance into European art, culture, history

Jack Robinson, Web Opinions Editor April 14, 2024

It seems obvious that any young artist would want to go to Italy and France: famous works like the “Mona Lisa,” or the “David” and countless other ornately painted frescoes decorate the walls of...

“This is the Life I See” will run through Dec 30, 2023 at Westport’s Museum of Contemporary Art.

From prison to painter to people: Westport’s Museum of Contemporary Art showcases works of Purvis Young

Zoe Boxenbaum '25 and Nina Bowens '25 December 18, 2023

What separates a prison and an art gallery? The two share more than you might expect. Concrete floors, blank walls, open rooms and a home for artist Purvis Young’s multimedia works.    Young was...

Art teacher Stephanie Sileo’s Printmaking and Studio Art Foundations classes created printmaking pieces using LEGOs.

New projects, recently added classes, independent exploration: art department welcomes variety of creative opportunities

Lily Hultgren '25, Paper Features Editor December 18, 2023

For Staples students, whether you want to be an aspiring artist, learn a new skill or destress from a busy school schedule, there are many opportunities in the art department to tap into your creativity...

As demonstrated by the photo above, the syllabus’ for the two classes vary not only in subject but also intensity and depth. They do not follow the same curriculum and are two entirely separate classes within the same 4 walls.

Combining Painting, Advanced Painting classes into one period results in mixed feelings

Mia Kirkorsky ’24, Business Manager October 11, 2023

For the fall semester of 2023, Staples combined both painting and Advanced Painting classes into the same period. The decision was made because there were not enough people registered for each class...

Reyle experimented with photography for the first time in his career. He uses neons to create a similar feeling as his infamous foil paintings.

Rainbow in the Dark exhibition illuminates MoCA Westport

Samantha Sandrew '25, Associate Web Managing Editor April 28, 2023

MoCA (the Museum of Contemporary Art)Westport hosts German artist Anselm Reyle’s works in their newest exhibition, Rainbow in the Dark, from March 19 to May 28. The artist manipulates neon and other...

Art teachers usually find themselves a more creative outlet in their heads and are able to bring even the dullest canvas to life in their art.

Art teachers’ inspiration drives creativity

Nile Jean ’24, Staff Writer January 10, 2023

Some students plan their schedules to make sure they get enough credit early in their high school careers. Others cram their graduation credits in junior or senior year.

Students stress over art credits

Henry Watson '25, Paper News Editor September 20, 2022

Imagine it’s senior year, you’re sitting in your car, looking at the credits you’ve collected throughout your time at Staples over the past four years. You know you’re close to graduation and can...

Hamantaschen is a traditional Israeli food and a favorite of Cunningham’s

Humans of Staples: Catherine Cunningham explores cooking, art

Ryan Hong ’23, Staff Writer June 14, 2022

If you’ve ever taken a culinary class before, you may have seen Catherine Cunningham ’22 around the kitchen. Ever since freshman year, Cunningham has had an interest in cooking, something she credits...

Once youre satisfied with your creation, let your paint dry overnight. After this it should be washable.

Paint to transform your closet

Lia Gordon '22, Staff Writer April 5, 2022

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