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...he said. "I did a pastel drawing of a wolf skull and salmon head. That was my first $50."In high school, art teacher Max Lewis was an early influence, a man the teenage Crondahl looked up to for more than one reason."He was a survivor...
TMHS takes 3 titles in Alaska Student Activities Association's All-State Art competition

... the competition, art teachers across the state are invited to submit digital images...which works to submit can be overwhelming, said TMHS art teacher Heather Ridgway, with so many different categories...
TMHS puts out new high-tech, interactive yearbook for 2014

...hanging on the wall - but they were really looking at the art through the Aurasma app to find hidden images.Late TMHS art teacher Jan Neimeyer, who posthumously won the Mayor's Award for Arts in Education this year, had augmented reality pieces...
Juneau's Art Fest teams return from Yakutat

...Ceramics master and Wrangell art teacher Kurt Garbisch instigated this exchange...and his school district invited art teachers across Southeast to bring their...Activities Association.Attending art teachers are expected to teach a workshop...
Kennedy Center artists to lead workshops for Juneau teachers

...Participants will learn how to help students express their poems through dance with an integrated approach to language arts. Teachers will explore a variety of movement techniques that extend students' ranges of movement choices to express their words...
Mayor's Award highlights teacher's far-reaching contributions

...honorees' lifetime, becoming part of the fabric of the community in ways both obvious and subtle.Neimeyer, a local art teacher who died in August, worked with students at both high schools and at the elementary level for nearly 30 years. Among...
Painting the town

...vibrant paint, they slowly covered the massive panels that would eventually equal one complete mural.Anna Widman, art teacher at Nikiski High School, conceptualized the mural. She intends to organize a series of community inclusive art projects...
A gesture of peace and hope

...own, independently made origami peacock to his exchange school. With his efforts recognized, Mohanna met with THMS art teacher Heather Ridgway to help conduct a workshop with her students on how to fold and assemble their own. Mohanna made several...
The art of Mardi Gras mask-making's always more fun with one. If you don't have one lying around, worry not - Heather Ridgway, artist and art teacher at Thunder Mountain High School, agreed to share some of her techniques for making leather masks.Ridgway started...
Words and Pictures

Opens Friday, May 23, 2014 Synopsis: An English teacher and fallen literary star challenges an art teacher to a war of words versus images to determine which form carries the greatest meaning in this romantic comedy drama from director Fred Schepisi (It Runs in the Family, The Eye of the Storm). Jack Marcus (Clive Owen) is a prep-school English teacher who sees his students' obsession with social media as a literary and intellectual abyss. His alcoholism is slowly taking over his life as his estranged son drifts ever further away, and the school's once-proud literary magazine lapses into irrelevance. Meanwhile, art teacher and abstract painter Dina Delsanto (Juliette Binoche) wrestles with debilitating arthritis that has forced her to lay down her paintbrush indefinitely. Jack respects Dina and even flirts with her on occasion, but he has a cruel habit of riling her that leads to swelling tensions between the two teachers. As Jack's performance review draws near, he knows that his continued failure to engage his students could cost him his job. Out of Jack's desperation comes a flash of innovation, and he boldly issues a challenge to his rival in the visual arts: Convinced that a mere picture could never truly convey the emotion and nuance of the English language, Jack challenges Dina to create a painting that's as powerful as his own written words. Meanwhile, as the student body grows increasingly engaged in this vibrant creative conflict, love starts to blossom in the heat of battle. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi Cast: Clive Owen, Juliette Binoche Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review


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