New Haven High School has many different styles of classes to offer. One of these kinds of classes is independent art classes. This class is offered to students who want to explore more into the world of art. The students are given a list of requirements that they have to complete in order to pass the class. The students sit in the art room that is watched over by Mrs. Katie Borcherding-- this is where the students will work on projects that they have to come up with for that month. Each student must turn in a project at the end of each month.
This year, some pieces will even go to an art show that is held at East Central College. Depending on how good the artwork is, it may qualify to enter the 4 Rivers Conference Art Show, which is held at East Central College. This is typically held around spring or mid-March. This year, however, is a little bit different. The independent art students have another chance to show off their work-- if chosen, they could have their art pieces displayed at an art gallery held at the old Lancito’s building. All the art pieces that go to the art showings are selected by Mrs. Borcherding.
The students in art independent study are also being assigned The Hexagon Project. For this project, students are required to draw, sculpt, print, or use any media that they choose. The Hexagon Project is to show what effect the human race has on the Earth from the eyes of students.
Some students had this to say about the independent art class:
Dori McCarty, junior, said that her favorite part about independent study is “the ability to choose what I want to do and have the freedom to do it. And to make on-the-whim choices.”
Bernabe Ribera, senior, commented that he loves this class “because I can listen to music and distract myself from outside noise while I can draw.”
Dalyla Hurst, senior, expressed that her favorite part about independent study is “I get to do projects that I want to do and hang out with my friends because they’re all in that class.”
There are plenty of other classes that are offered as an independent study class. Students have plenty to choose from when picking out their classes for the next school year.