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Art Club

November 6, 2018

The art club here at Smoky is open to anyone, regardless if they’re taking a class or not, so they can work on their art and have a safe place to go to. Liz Kaplan is one of the art teachers here at Smoky and she’s also the sponsor for art club. The club meets every Tuesday at 3:30 in room l...

Smoky Hill Art Show

Rhonan, Staffer

May 9, 2017

The year is flying by and there are fewer and fewer events going on so be sure you check this one out before the school year ends! The Spring art show started yesterday in the library. This event will continue until Mon. May 15. All art consists of talent from both lower and upper classes....

Library Lockers to Become Next Art Installation

Library Lockers to Become Next Art Installation

Rachel Ellis, Editor-in-chief

May 16, 2016

Resident art instructor, Gayle Brown, as well as an estimated 60 hand-picked volunteers will be working hard to turn the lockers just outside the library into book spines starting May 31 and the project is projected to end June 3. Brown will be using laser cut stencils to create recognizable titles along the lockers, such as Animal Farm...

Portrait Photography

Portrait Photography

Issac Rodriguez, Magazine Manager

January 20, 2016

Update Thursday Jan. 28 Katelyn Todd said there is a hierarchy of awards. "You have the gold key award, the silver key award and honorable mentions, so my piece won silver key in photography," Todd said.  Todd found out about her award in 2R. "I was super super super happy because that’s a r...

2016 Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education Academy Art Contest Applications are available

Nisha Razack, Staffer

November 2, 2015

The Colorado Department of Education’s Office of Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education will be hosting a showcase entitled, “I Am a Student of Culture”.  Students are asked what the showcase means to them and applications are now available. Students can either submit a photograph,...

Goretober Art Challenge

Goretober Art Challenge

Krystal Limon, Staffer

October 6, 2015

According to, Goretober is a 31 day drawing challenge for artist. Goretobers gives artists  a different and new drawing challenge everyday that revolves around gore. Sophomore Gracelyn Gutierriez (Gracie) is participating in this because she loves horror and she’s not used to the anato...

Getting to Know Mrs. Brown

The Moth by Gayle Brown

Batina Jombuni, Staffer

September 17, 2015

Mrs. Brown teaches art with a passion. Drawing is a way for Mrs.Brown to release her feelings that bottle up. It helps her express herself in a meaningful way. Everyone has different perspectives in art, but everyone sees a particular meaning behind it. “Art is a way to talk about things, becaus...

Tie-dying in Chemistry

Tie-dying in Chemistry

Issac Rodriguez, Staffer

May 16, 2015

There is a lot that we do not realize about tie-dye, for example it has a lot to deal with chemistry. Tie-dye is a method of producing textile patterns by tying parts of fabric  to shield it from the dye. “Soaking the shirts in soda ASH (commercially manufactured Anhydrous Sodium Carbonate....

A Picture’s Worth a Thousand Words

The work, Wicked Onyx, by Cassidy Ingram is a photo of a hand painted model, Addy Himle, taken in downtown Denver June 26.

Loralee Bandy, Staffer

April 28, 2015

The IB Visual Arts Gallery took place Friday, April 24 in the Lecture Center. Open all day, seniors in the IB class were able to display their showcase works to the school and gain real-world experience with the gallery process. The IB Visual Arts class itself is, according to Ms. Brown, about asking...

Clay Club

Clay Club

Ashley Nubine, Staffer

March 5, 2015

Clay club meets every Tuesday from 2:30 to 4:00 P.M. in room II-802. While there is no fixed routine, students come in to work on various sculptures or art pieces. Students are able to start or finish their projects, but what they do is up to the students. “I just don't want it to be another class...

“Shadows in the Night”

Ivory Brallier, Staffer

February 5, 2015

  Bob Dylan’s new album Shadows in the Night, was released on Tuesday Feb. 3. It has definitely made it clear who his target audience is. His songs are good, the music is nice and slow, somehow sad and comforting at the same time.   One song in particular, Full Moon and Empty Arms, really displays ho...

Scratch Day

Scratch Day

Mona Jabr, Staffer

April 28, 2014

Scratch is a program created by MIT’s Kindergarten group. This program is mostly geared towards middle and elementary schoolers. High school students can also download this program if they would like. Programmers that use Scratch can create animations, videos, and games. While Scratch is really ...

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