Indiana Area Senior High School

Exciting changes bring new energy to Art classes

By ELIA DIETZ

Exciting changes in the senior high art program have begun for the 2022-2023 school year. These changes include new stability regarding the art teachers, new projects, and new students. These changes are helping to expand opportunities for future artists.  

First, Dr. Rinkevich, who teaches Fine Arts, 2D Art, and some Pottery classes, is now officially a part of IHS. Last year, Dr. Rinkevich would teach morning classes at the junior high, then travel to teach afternoon classes at the senior high school. Students are glad to have her full-time this year. 

Mrs. Porter, the teacher for Pottery and 3D art classes, has been teaching at the high school for 15 years. 3D art provides the ability to turn materials such as metal into beautiful jewelry. 

Two-dimensional art, also known as 2D art, involves working with acrylic paintings, drawings, photography, and prints. 2D art helps students learn more about the art world. Freshman Bella Ball stated, “I hope to draw better and hope to improve my sketches.”  

3D art focuses on art creations with all dimensions. Students in 3D art learn to work with clay and other three-dimensional mediums. A junior and senior 3D art class, taught by Mrs. Porter is currently in the process of constructing a clay project. 

Pottery is another art class that works with clay. Not only are new projects being built, but older projects are being finished. Senior Victoria Kimmel stated, “Some of the new things that have happened are that we got new types of clay for the pottery classes, as well as bringing back some older, previously discontinued projects.” 

Porter expressed, “I suppose the only thing that I want to say about the art program is that Dr. Rinkevich and I are grateful to work in such a well-rounded high school with colleagues, administrators, and students that support our program and our goals for community outreach through art.”

The Art program at the senior high school allows students to freely express their artistic ability. IHS becomes a more welcoming place with the help of students and teachers in the art program. Shows and school-wide showcases will be happening this school year; however, there are no dates set as of now. 

[Photo by Elia Dietz] Photo caption: “Junior Jewel Kromer is working hard on her clay project.”

Elia Dietz

Reporter

Elia is a freshman and a first-year reporter for the High Arrow. She is a part of the IHS lacrosse team. She is excited to be in journalism and hopes to have a great first year.

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