Bowl Olympics!

The first ever Bowl Olympics was held to prepare for and promote the Empty Bowls Fundraiser.  Students and staff competed in 5 events on the pottery wheels, including Widest, Fastest, Blindfolded, Most Creative and Best Overall. At the end of each event, the bowls were judged and the winners were awarded necklaces with tiny pots as “medals”.  Almost 40 bowls were created within 2 hours!

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Bringing Home the Gold and Going to Nationals!

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The Berlin High School Art Department is pleased to announce that
four of our students have won awards at the
2017 Connecticut Regional Scholastic Art Awards!

This national program was originated to honor the creative efforts of grade 7 to 12 students in public, private and parochial schools. It is now the largest and most senior program of its type in the country.  Following the close of the Conn. Regional exhibit, the select Gold Key award winners from each national region will have their art works reviewed by a blue ribbon panel of judges at the National level in March. The National Jury will select “Gold Medal” National winners and call in their artwork to be exhibited in New York City during June. The National student awards ceremony will be held at Carnegie Hall in mid- June.

The 28th Annual Art Awards Ceremony at Lincoln Theater
Sunday, January, 29 2017 from 2:00 -3:30 p.m. (Doors Open at 1:30)
University of Hartford • 200 Bloomfield Ave. West Hartford, CT 

Please congratulate the following students:

Hannah Schulz (Senior)  – Gold Key, Mixed Media
Going to Nationals! Good Luck Hannah!!!

Maisie Hayes (Sophomore) – Silver Key, Painting Hayes_WinterWoods

Rebecca Stanton (Freshman) – Silver Key, Digital Art Stanton_DeathofTime

Peter Albert (Junior) – Honorable Mention, Digital Photography Albert_TheGuyInTheMirror

Nightmare Before Christmas Character Design and Live Performance Art!


In the spirit of Spirit Week, four AP Studio Art students took on the challenge of painting a character from Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas movie, onto a BHS student model of their choice. Each student artist was given a Tyvek suit for the challenge on the Monday prior to paint on. Face paint was used on their face and hands. On Friday, October 28th the students were on display in the cafeteria for all lunch waves and everyone had the opportunity to vote on Character Design and Performance Art. (The inspiration for this came from here.)

Click to see photos of the event!

Also, Mr. LaPlante was able to create a video of the event.

The students involved were:
*Gabriel Dombrowski painting Jack Goodwin as “The Mayor”.
*Annalise Gormley painting Xander DeVoe as “The Scientist”.
*Noah Neault painting Jacob Neault as “Jack Skellington”.
*Donny Roski painting Emma Roski as “Sally”.

Student Photographer and Backdrop Painter – Jillian Balaban.