Category Archives: Visual Art

2019 Community Art Show

The Newark Academy 2019 Community Art Show curated by Arts Department Head Elaine Brodie, themed “House & Home,” was exhibited in the David Teiger ’47 Gallery for Studio Arts. The installation featured works of art by students, parents, faculty, and … Continue reading

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Scholastic Award Winning Artwork by Kellen Wang

This inventive mixed media artwork by Kellen Wang ’20 earned a 2019 Scholastic Silver Key. Kellen says of his work, “One thing to consider from my piece would be the depth and layers of the cardboard structures. Aside from that, … Continue reading

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Scholastic Award Winning Artwork by Justine Seo

Senior IB Artist Justine Seo earned 2019 Scholastic Art & Writing Award recognition for her Mixed Media work and Art Portfolio. Justine says of her work: “A lot of my art is made by combining different objects I’ve encountered that … Continue reading

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IB/Advanced Art Exhibit

A Fall 2018 exhibition of Upper School Art in the David Teiger ’47 Gallery, curated by Arts Head Elaine Brodie, displayed a rich variety of genre and subject matter. The arts, in all their forms, are an important part of the … Continue reading

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3D Printing by Warren Sunada-Wong

Creamy is an 11-piece interlocking puzzle by Warren Sunada-Wong ’20 made using SketchUp software and modeled after his pet guinea pig “Creamy.” He designed it during the 2018 3D Printing June Term course taught by science faculty Drew Kesler and … Continue reading

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Drawing by Ashley Sun

This drawing was created by IB Artist and Scholastic National Gold Medalist Ashley Sun ’18. You can find more of Ashley’s work on WAM: Selected Works.

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PAX Rwanda Embroidery Exhibit

PAX Rwanda: Embroideries of the Women of Savane Rutongo-Kabuye, an exhibit of vibrant embroideries created by Rwandan artists was featured in the David Teiger ’47 Gallery for the Studio Arts at Newark Academy from September 4 – October 8, 2018. The … Continue reading

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Drawing/Illustration by Jessie Luo

Jessie Luo ’22 earned Scholastic Art & Writing regional Gold Key Awards for Drawing/Illustration in 2018 and 2019.  

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Ceramics by Phillip Kim

These masterful ceramic pieces by Phillip Kim ’20 lit up the Newark Academy David Teiger Art Gallery in Spring 2018. “The vessels shown are ones I made with the intention of creating a more toned down and minimalist aesthetic, where … Continue reading

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Art Exhibit by Paul and Irene Aspell

A fall 2017 Newark Academy exhibit by artists Irene and Paul Aspell  incorporated both their sensibilities, combining Paul’s ceramic plates and Irene’s paintings.  The artists have been married for 35 years. Paul Aspell, who taught at Newark Academy for 16 … Continue reading

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Raku Pottery by June Term Students

The following raku pottery pieces were created by the 2017 Art of Ceramic Raku Firing June Term class taught by Arts Department Chair Elaine Brodie. The course offers students an opportunity to actively manipulate work in the final stage of … Continue reading

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Middle School Watercolors

These lovely watercolors, “Birch Trees in the Snow” were created in Spring 2017 by Ms. Brodie’s 8th grade art class, including Tiffany Agkpo, Jack Cleeve, Benjamin Cole, Erica Edman, Anant Gupta, Roshan Idnani, Julia Schwed and Alexandra Speck. They were … Continue reading

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WAM Montage

Newark Academy’s Writing, Art & Music blog, affectionately known as WAM, is a place for students, alumni, teachers, staff and visiting artists to share creative work  with the goal of supporting and encouraging artistic pursuits, large and small. We feature … Continue reading

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Oil Pastel by Rebecca Dunayev

Enjoy this stunning artwork by Rebecca Dunayev ’19 created with oil pastels.

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Roy Kinzer Exhibit in David Teiger Gallery

Artist Roy Kinzer is exhibiting a body of work at the David Teiger Gallery for Studio Arts at Newark Academy from September 22 – October 24, 2017. A reception at Newark Academy will be held on Thursday, October 5, 2017, … Continue reading

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Artwork by Sheila Vazir

This beautiful artwork by Sheila Vazir ’16 was created for IB Visual Art and exhibited in the Newark Academy McGraw Gallery in April 2016. Enjoy this lovely work. “In this piece and in general, the lotus often emerges from a … Continue reading

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Animation by Silvy Zhou ’21

Silvy Zhou ’21 created this fascinating animation on “The Love-Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” by T.S. Eliot for her 8th grade English class with Ms. Alexandra Mahoney. Silvy used more than 1,300+ layers to create the gif. According to Silvy: … Continue reading

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Ashley Sun Earns Scholastic National Gold Medal

“Reserve,” an extraordinary self-portrait in pencil and charcoal by Newark Academy IB artist Ashley Sun ’18 earned a 2017 National Gold Medal for Drawing/Illustration from the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. Bravo, Ashley!

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3D Printing & Technical Drawing June Term Class

3D Printing & Technical Drawing is one of many June Term intensive learning courses offered to Newark Academy students in grades 9-11 during the two weeks following Memorial Day. A June Term course does more than simply inform students; it … Continue reading

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Oil Painting by Anne Capelli ’18

This stunning oil painting by junior Anne Capelli, created in Advanced Art taught by Jay Torson, was inspired by the work of artist Marion Rose.

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Ceramics by the “Art of Raku Firing” June Term Class

During the two weeks following Memorial Day, most Newark Academy Upper School students in grades 9-11 enroll in an intensive learning course known as “June Term.” One such course is the “Art of Raku Firing.” A June Term course does … Continue reading

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Sculpture by Quinn Butler ’19

This compelling ceramic sculpture titled “Unzipped” was made from earthenware clay by Quinn Butler ’19 in Advanced Ceramics class taught Elaine Brodie.

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Award-winning Design by Lisa Fischer ’10

Designer Lisa Fischer was a Newark Academy student in the two-year Higher Level International Baccalaureate Visual Arts Program and received the Visual Arts Award in 2010, when she was also senior class president. Fischer earned an MA from Savannah College of … Continue reading

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Painting by Cindy Xiong ’17

This painting by Cindy Xiong ’17 was created in IB Visual Arts with Ms. Brodie. Enjoy this beautiful work!

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Visual Art by Katherine Hall-Lapinski ’15

Katherine Hall-Lapinski ’15 explored a wide variety of media and styles this year in her Advanced Art 12 class with Mr. Torson. Enjoy this intriguing collection of drawings and mixed media collage.  

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“Waste” a 16mm Film Exploration by Greta Skagerlind ’14

This 90 second film was created by alumnus Greta Skagerlind ’14 as the final project for her Film Explorations Winter Session course at the Rhode Island School of Design, where she is a sophomore. Shot on a 16mm Bolex camera … Continue reading

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Me, Myself & Mia: Artwork by Mia Smith ’15

Mia Smith, a member of the Newark Academy Class of 2015, an alumna from The Oxbow School semester OS30, and a future graduate from the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) Class of 2019, has used art to express who … Continue reading

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“Mom’s Potato Salad” a painting by Art Chair Elaine Brodie

Art Department Chair and McGraw Gallery Director Elaine Brodie painted this acrylic still life in the summer of 2015. Feast your eyes on this beauty!

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Sculpture, Drawing & Cut-outs by Greta Skagerlind ’14

Former Newark Academy IB Art student Greta Skagerlind is a sophomore at the Rhode Island School of Design. Check out Greta’s blog for images of her accordion paper cut-out representations of Haven Brothers Diner in Providence, Rhode Island, as well … Continue reading

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How to have Great Ideas —in Spanish

NA Language Department faculty member Alexis Romay (#Profe) says: “Following on the footsteps of Bored and Brilliant, an initiative of WNYC’s radio show “New Tech City,” a couple of weeks ago, I assigned my IB Spanish 2 class a group … Continue reading

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Painting & Drawing by Stewart Tillyer ’15

Enjoy this recent work by IB Artist Stewart Tillyer ’15. The third drawing, “Snowy Pond,” was the cover of the 2014-2015 Creative Writing class anthology. Beautiful work, Stewart!  

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Photography by Truman Ruberti ’16

When I found out the theme of the Community Art Show Exhibit was going to be “Zoom In,” I immediately knew that I wanted to do something with photography, partially because zooming in with a camera would be a very … Continue reading

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Vignettes in Oil & Acrylic by Nina Pusic ’15

Nina Pusic ’15 is a Newark Academy senior and IB visual artist. Her work is primarily a collection of painting in oils and acrylics. She enjoys incorporating color theory into her pieces while making statements about the human condition. You … Continue reading

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Watercolor by Hannah Tarnow ’16

Artist Hannah Tarnow ’16 created this piece during the IB Visual Art class’s color unit. In her words, “I chose to use watercolor as my medium, as I had not used it much before. The painting I made is a … Continue reading

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Haicubano Haiku Project by Alexis Romay

I wrote the first 50, 000 words of La apertura cubana, my second novel, during NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) 2009. This year, pressed for time, I settled for seventeen syllables per day. My idea was to deconstruct and/or (re)create Cuba, three … Continue reading

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Visual Art by Andie Wei ’14

An image of Andie Wei’s charcoal drawing, “Rain in Tokyo” was published in the Summer 2014 issue of the national print magazine Teen Ink. In the comment section below, please let Andie know what you think of this lovely piece. … Continue reading

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