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Westport Art Center hosts the print show

Westport Art Center hosts the print show

Ivy Prince, Web A&E Editor

November 5, 2015

This past week, the Westport Art Center held their annual Print Show. This show incorporated over 15 printmaking techniques from various artists. Printmaking is an art form and is the process of making artworks by printing, normally on paper. These fine prints are considered original works of art even th...

“Thin Places” art show explores community

Thin Places, an exhibit by MaryEllen Hendricks, on display in Hoskins Hall at Saugatuck Congregational Church until Oct. 23

Sophie Call, Staff Writer

September 29, 2015

MaryEllen Hendricks first started thinking about her Thin Places Project after hearing a sermon at Compo Beach about the small island of Iona off the coast of Scotland. “Thin places,” she explained, “are places where the distance between heaven and earth are tissue thin.” She’s spent t...

Three egg-citing ways to decorate Easter eggs

Taylor Harrington, Breaking News Managing Editor

March 30, 2015

Colored eggs, stuffed with pink and yellow M&Ms and seasonal bunny Kit Kats, are scattered throughout my house on Easter morning. Still in our PJs, my brothers and I grab a carton of eggs, equally divvy them up and plop them into cups of dye. But, simply dying eggs can get boring year afte...

Staples houses art from local and famous artists

Staples houses art from local and famous artists

Greta Bjornson, News Page Editor

March 9, 2015

Thanks to the Westport Schools Permanent Art Collection (WSPAC), the hallways of Staples have more than the classic trophy cases, lockers and colorful posters of any American high school. Instead, they are also home to lenticular art and New York Times photography hanging on the walls. Staples and...

Westport Arts Center paints a picture of the perfect teen council

Westport Arts Center paints a picture of the perfect teen council

Alex Spadacenta, Staff Writer

February 13, 2015

The Westport Arts Center held an informational meeting on Friday Jan. 30, informing students about the Teen Council the center is putting together. Many Staples students attended, eager to learn more about the committee. Laura Maged, eight year member of the Westport Arts Center board, came up with...

Eskell etches life lessons through art

Paint me a picture: With a smile, Camille Eskell admires her students’ artwork. She has taught art classes for 14 years. Eskell has various quirky props in her classroom, like a fake skull.

Becky Hoving, Staff Writer

November 10, 2014

Room 1009’s six-foot-high easels and bins of graphite pencils shield a master of fine arts. She walks around the classroom, charcoal in hand, ready to help her students discover their true talent. This master is Camille Eskell. A graduate of Queens College, Staples’ petite drawing teacher has...

Westport debates the ‘A’ in STEAM: Many continue to debate the balance between fine arts programs and engineering curriculum

Westport debates the ‘A’ in STEAM: Many continue to debate the balance between fine arts programs and engineering curriculum

Jackie Sussman, Assistant Business Manager

October 12, 2014

The Westport Board of Education voted to implement a STEM-based curriculum for all grades in both Coleytown and Bedford middle schools on Dec. 2, 2013 in the hopes that it would foster  a passion for hands-on creativity in STEM areas. STEM is a series of courses that are focused on the application ...

Hooked on crocheting

Becky Hoving, Staff Writer

October 10, 2014

Experienced photographer, electric bass player, “Neutral Milk Hotel” fan, music enthusiast, avid cellist, sister, friend. At any moment in time, Lila Weiser ’17 can assume any number or combination of these titles. However, she has one more title up her handmade-sweater sleeve: devoted crochetier. Similar...

Dance team pirouettes into possibility

Dance team pirouettes into possibility

Izzy Ullman, Opinions Editor

September 19, 2014

Although it seems that Staples offers every sport known to man, many dancers long to pirouette and chasse while representing their school and contributing to its spirit. “I think that if Staples got a dance team, it could be a way to introduce people to a relaxing and fun side of dance without the...

Students fold and crease their stresses away

Students fold and crease their stresses away

Claudia Chen, Features Editor

September 19, 2014

Chai Kim ’15 can create a majestic crane, a sharp star, a practical box, and an intricate flower simply by moving her fingers. This is not Harry Potter’s world full of magic, or even a fantastic dream. This is the Origami Club. “I wanted to participate in Origami Club because origami is a relaxing...

Program preps students pursuing art

Program preps students pursuing art

Zoe Brown, Editor-in-Chief

June 20, 2014

They spent long weeks, long hours, long nights working on projects. They cleaned clay that was caked under their fingernails, stained their pants with paint, used up all the space on their hard drive. But the hard work and devotion of some Staples art students and the art department has clearly...

Closing of Max’s Art Store upsets students

Max’s Art Store allows artist from Staples High School and all the elementary schools to display their art in the storefront every spring.

Margaux MacColl, Features Editor

June 10, 2014

On September 1st, Westport will lose Max’s Art Store, an art supplies store that has resided downtown for 59 years as haven for local artists. Originally opened by Max Kaplan, it has been run for years by Shirley Mellor after Kaplan’s death in 1983. When asked about why they’re closing, ...

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