Art & Design Department News

Youth Art Month Exhibit at the Carlisle Arts Learning Center

Many students in our schools have art work showing in the annual exhibit hosted by the Carlisle Arts Learning Center. This event is part of our celebration of Youth Art Month that takes place annually during the month of March. The show will be up from March 14th through April 5th.  A reception will be held on Thursday, March 14th.  The reception is always a festive affair that includes a decorative food extravaganza, and art activities. We encourage students, families and friends of our artists to visit the show at the CALC Art Gallery on Pomfret Street.  The show will be open during their regular business hours. For more information, please contact your child’s art teacher, the Carlisle High School Art Office at 240-6800 X26006 or the Carlisle Arts Learning Center at 249-6973.

Crestview Elementary

Reece Trego – 2nd grade
Jack Shope – 2nd grade
Jaiden Kipp – 4th grade
Sumeja Mujkic – 5th grade

North Dickinson Elementary

Scarlett Cline – 1
st grade                
Naomi Gochenauer – 2ndggrade
Chloe Kappeler – 2nd grade
Alexis Wolf – 4th grade
Connor Martin – 5th grade

LeTort Elementary
Saoirse Henke – 4th grade
Sophia Mendonca – 4th grade
Anyia White – 2nd grade
Matthew Weinrich – 2nd grade
Molly Anderson – 2nd grade
Ashton Sourbeer – 4th grade

Mt Holly Springs Elementary
J.T. Rose – 4th grade
Khloe Robinson – 2nd grade
Alivya Wheeler – 1st grade
Audrey Fisher – 1st grade
Evan Flickinger – 3rd grade

Mooreland Elementary
Norah Waleski – 5th grade
Braxtyn Wilt – 5th grade
Mery Ingold – 5th grade

Hamilton Elementary

Netanyah Dias -5th grade
Rome Simmons- kindergarten
Owen Farrer- 1st grade
Aniyah Cobb- 1st grade
Davion  Alejandro-Otero- 3rd grade
Lilium Jennings- kindergarten
Danyla Vasquez- 5th grade
Serine Cherift- 5th grade

Bellaire lementary

Caleb Adams-5th grade
Emily Coombs-5th grade
Eli Bell-5th grade
Xavier Reichenbach-5th grade
Grace Brink-5th grade
Kristen Kerr-5th grade
Maya Spease-3rd grade
Sydne Nace-1st grade
Ingrid Birch-Jensen-4th grade
Alyssa Smith-4th grade
Micah Kelley-1st grade

Lamerton Middle School
Riley Brooker – 6th grade
Brayden Burge – 7th grade
Carson Swartz  - 7th grade
Brandon Yeager – 8th grade
Abdullah Waleed – 8th grade

Wilson Middle School
Riley Brooker – 6th grade
Brayden Burge – 7th grade
Carson Swartz – 7th grade
Brandon Yeager – 8th grade
Abdullah Waleed – 8th grade

Carlisle High School
Cameron Miller – 11th grade
JC Bloomquist – 11th grade
Jacob Brenner – 12th grade
Kate Inoue – 12th grade
Madison Gould – 12th grade
Madison Van Nuys – 12th grade
Henry Pluta – 12th grade
Emma Fisher – 12th grade
Lanik Minaya – 12th grade
Mia Hardesty – 12th grade
Hailey Myers – 12th grade
Erin Keating – 12th grade
Hannah Aust – 12th grade
Alex Thumma – 9th grade
Willem Huber – 11th grade
Kateryna Shapovaleva – 9th grade
Brinley Foreman – 12th grade
Lillian Rosler – 10th grade
Ilyra Carlton – 11th grade
Emma Gilliam – 12th grade
Kianna Mitchell – 12th grade     
Maximus Fairbourn – 12th grade
Sophie Herron – 12th grade
Lucy Winn – 12th grade
Abigail Hurst – 12th grade
Raegen Ebaugh – 11th grade
Kristina Kaufman – 11th grade
Seneca Sheesley – 10th grade
Morgan Schrubb   10th grade
Josefa Vial Miranda    10th grade
Ali Schmitt – 11th grade
Jenna Bramble – 10th grade
Diana Melara – 9th grade
Jadyn Jones – 9th grade
Olivia Lane – 11th grade
Lillianne Hogsten – 12th grade
Haley Walker – 9th grade
Paisley Weaver – 10th Grade
Hannah Alwine – 9th Grade
Jordan Schmidt – 9th Grade
Danielle Fevola – 10th Grade


National Art Honors Society Recognized as Exemplary

The National Art Honors Society has been recognized as a Shippensburg University School Study Council Exemplary Program. The Carlisle Area School District Art Department and the National Art Honors Society promotes community arts partnerships that includes educators, students, parents, and the community; who work together to increase opportunities that will enhance both the community and student's learning about the arts and appreciation for the arts.

This group of students accomplished these objectives by developing an Empty Bowls program to support our local food bank, hosting an artist in residence at Carlisle High School to create a mural in downtown Carlisle, and by partnering with multiple community organizations to provide art experiences to our community.


WMS Student's Artwork Chosen for Department of Agriculture Calendar


Dinela Dedic's artwork was chosen to represent August in the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture calendar. 

National Art Honors Society Hosts Paint Night

National Art Honors Society students planned and facilitated a Paint Night at the Carlisle Arts Learning Center (CALC) in October. The Carlisle Area School District Art Department and CALC have a long history of working together on projects such as the Youth Art Month Show which is held in CALC’s gallery. The NAHS students wanted to give back to the organization by donating a paint night to be auctioned at CALC’s annual event. Students were responsible for planning the lesson, gathering supplies, and teaching a class of 12 adults. The night was a huge hit for both students and paint night participants!

Artistic Expressions Show

Artistic Expressions features the works of exemplary student artists from secondary schools throughout Central Pennsylvania. Coordinated by area art educators, the mission of Artistic Expressions is to bring together students from a multitude of different secondary schools with aspirations and endeavors in the fine arts within exhibition opportunities, collaborative events, and education. During the weekend of September 8th and 9th artwork from Carlisle High School was exhibited at the Old City Hall in Harrisburg. The CASD Art Department congratulates all of the students who participated in this exciting exhibit. 

Carlisle High School Participants

Henry Pluta – Grade 12

Hannah Aust – Grade 12

Emma Fisher – Grade 12

Madison Gould –Grade 12

Erin Keating – Grade 12

Lanik Minaya – Grade 12

Hailey Myers – Grade 12

Madison VanNuys – Grade 12


CHS Students work with CALC's ARTiculate Program

The latest artwork from Carlisle Arts Learning Center’s project “ARTiculate: Students Speaking Through Art” is now installed at the CenturyLink building located along West High Street in Carlisle.

The work is an art installation featuring a series of black and white portraits of teens that shine a light on their expressive behavior and the diversity of the community.

The photos are accompanied by the words: “Listen to my voice — the quiet voice, the loud voice, the scared voice, the anxious voice, the happy voice, the annoying voice — my voice.”

Giving teens a voice has been the guiding principle of the program, which started in July and ran through mid-August. Sixteen students ranging from middle to high school identified five topics to address and created art projects to bring the concerns to the community.

Each art project is accompanied by a quote from the students that describes the problem the project represents.

The first project, which addressed drug abuse, was unveiled at the Sadler Night Out event in August. The second project, a series of wrapped trees, greeted students on the first day of school.

Two more projects are expected to be unveiled in the coming weeks.

Article courtesy of the Sentinel and written by Tammie Gitt. Follow her on Twitter @TammieGitt.


Carlisle Art Project Amplifies Student Voices

Art created in a summer program at Carlisle Arts Learning Center isn’t giving students a voice. It’s encouraging the students to use the voice they already have, and asking adults to listen.