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Student photographer takes first at local art competition

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by Gabby North and Mary Bailey

January 22, 2020

Sami Kohout has advanced her in-class photography skills enough to work in the Frederick community and earn a little money for future expenses. She has gained skills and clientele in her six years of photography. "Sami is very passionate about her photography. She is very eager and loves taking pic...

Stevenson wins honorable mention for a cyanotype: Photo of the Day 12/05/19

Skylar Stevenson with her cyanotype.

by Delaney Cabe, Reporter

December 5, 2019

Ever heard of a cyanotype? Is it art? Is it photography? A cyanotype is a printing process that requires a photograph to be dipped in to two chemicals: feric ammonium citrate and potassium ferricyanide. Skylar Stevenson created a cyanotype in her photography class. Her cyanotype featured a pict...

Finite tools, Infinite possibilities

Finite tools, Infinite possibilities

by Tyler Roman, Managing Editor

January 24, 2019

A majority of visual art programs for phones and tablets come at a cost, whether it’s a monetary charge in order to use the software or limited access to the "full version" tools. While Infinite Painter does set restrictions on the complex features of the app, restricting full access after a seven-day trial, ...

Take a second look: Derrenberger’s 2018 traditional art favorites

Take a second look: Derrenberger's 2018 traditional art favorites

by Spencer Derrenberger, Reporter

December 18, 2018

At the end of each year, we reflect on what that year has provided for us. We make lists of favorite movies, events, albums, video games, and even memes from the year. Despite all that is created,  much of the traditional art goes unnoticed, unless you regularly haunt museums. I love these ten p...

Introvert-ED: “Holiday Cookies”

by Spencer Derrenberger, Cartoonist

December 6, 2018

The third installment of the "Introvert-ED" series. This time, it's a holiday special! ...

Inktober 2018: The drawing challenge hones artists’ skills

Inktober 2018: The drawing challenge hones artists' skills

by Tyler Roman, Managing Editor

October 24, 2018

October is a month of favorites: Halloween, the annual pumpkin spice phenomenon, and Inktober. Jake Parker started the Inktober challenge in 2009 by posting his art on Instagram, and the activity gained popularity. In 2013, a total of 100,000 artists posted more than 1.3 million pieces over the course of 31 days....

If you don’t credit artists, you are a thief

If you don't credit artists, you are a thief

by Spencer Derrenberger and Elizabeth Anderson

September 25, 2018

Have you ever experienced a theft?  Not your wallet--a theft of your art. Imagine this: You create a piece of art and you consider it your absolute best work. You are so proud of this masterpiece that you decide to post it on social media. Slowly, you gain likes and even a few positive comments ...

Creative writing class turns the page to bullet journaling

Natalie Rebetsky, Mason Eddins, Katelyn Lynch, Alexis Keeling, Katie Lehman, and Beau Cameron work on their bullet journals.

by Elizabeth Anderson, Watermark Editor

September 20, 2018

On September 13, the creative writing class learned how to bullet journal as their warm-up activity for class. The goal was to try a new way to organize thoughts and brainstorm while writing. Bullet journaling was created in 2013 by digital product designer and author Ryder Carroll, who wanted a to find a soluti...

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