The School Newspaper of Winston Churchill High School.

The Observer

The School Newspaper of Winston Churchill High School.

The Observer

The School Newspaper of Winston Churchill High School.

The Observer

The Garfield drawing in the second floor main bathroom near the history hallways is a fan favorite and a frequently visited art piece.

The writing’s on the wall for this new trend

By Jordan Pashkoff, Journalism Lab Life Coach April 11, 2022

Do you have unappreciated artistic talent? Do you want to produce artwork in a completely new way? Well, here is your opportunity. The WCHS student-produced mural has finally opened to the general public....

A wide-angle shot of the WCHS chapter of the National Art Honor Societys mural outside of room 276 on Feb. 3. Students in the honor society are working on the mural, which consists of triangles growing larger as they move away from the door.

National Art Honor Society paints their mark

By Jeremy Fredricks, Editor-in-Chief March 7, 2022

Across from the cabinets displaying student-artists’ works, used to sit a blank, empty white wall. Juxtaposing the pop-of-color in the cabinets with the color-less wall had its time, but now things are...

WCHS senior Holly Shimabukuro stands outside of the entrance to the Pavilions building complex at the Glenstone art museum. The buildings hold most of Glenstone’s indoor artworks and installations, and has become the de-facto centerpiece of the mixed indoor-outdoor museum.

Glenstone museum provides a safe place to view art during the pandemic

By Quinn Cook, News Editor December 1, 2020

On hundreds of secluded acres found deep in Potomac, Md., sits a world far removed from the Washington, D.C. metro area’s dense suburban sprawl. One filled with rolling meadows, unimpeded streams, winding...

Shannon Hu enjoys painting, as it is a creative outlet for her to express herself. This is one of the many art pieces that Shannon has completed in the past. She often likes to use a variety of mediums to create her art.

Student Art Spotlight: Shannon Hu

By Emily Zhang, News Editor October 21, 2019

Charcoal, acrylic paint and digital- these are a few of sophomore Shannon Hu’s favorite mediums to work with when creating her spectacular pieces of art. For Hu, art’s infinite possibilities provided...

The Burning Man exhibits in the Renwick Museum in D.C. features many unique sculptures and creations.

CHS students appreciate art through free D.C. exhibits

By Rebecca Jackson and Becky Wolfson May 9, 2018

With an incredible amount of museums within the D.C. metropolitan area, it only makes sense that CHS students take advantage of free and entertaining art exhibits. The Renwick Museum just opened its...

This year the CHS Art Department has been able to eliminate the former fee for supplies.

Previously required art class fee eliminated

By Anna Baranko, Online Features Editor October 3, 2017

This year CHS decided to do away with the fee required for art classes. In past years, art classes at CHS required students to pay a $20 fee at the beginning of the semester, but this is no longer the...

“Split Rocker” by Jeff Koons is an outdoor sculpture at the Glenstone Museum. In the spring and summer, it is covered with flowering plants.

New Glenstone Exhibit Brings Innovative Art to Potomac

By Sai Sreenivasan, Observations Editor March 31, 2017

The Glenstone museum is a private art collection, tucked away on Glen Road, that presents a modern, fresh and contemporary twist on a traditional museum setting. Established by the non-profit Glenstone...

Freshman Ethan Finke uses tech power tools to cut a piece of wood that will help finish the set design.

CHS Community Needs to Shine More Light on Theater

By Eugenia Cardinale , Observations Editor February 29, 2016

It’s the night of the big show. As the actors bow to a deafening applause, tech crew stands stage left, watching. I may have only joined tech crew this year, but I’ve wanted to join since I was...

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, release Feb. 5, attempts to combine zombies with the Jane Austens age old classic Pride and Prejudice.

Does Pride and Prejudice and Zombies serve justice to the novel?

By Jasmine Baten, Opinions Editor February 25, 2016

Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice has been considered an universal symbol of morality, manners, sophistication and intellectuality in classical literature since its release in 1813. The zombies? Now...

Untraditional Superhero Movie Soars in Ratings

By Ross Tanenbaum, Online News Editor February 25, 2016

With great power comes great responsibility. The new movie Deadpool puts a twist on these famous words. The highly anticipated movie Deadpool was released Feb. 12 into theaters. The film follows Wade...

CHS sophomores in BC4F bake and deliver birthday cakes to those who can’t afford them.

Baking a Difference: Students Deliver Birthday Cakes

By Becky Wolfson, Contest Manager February 25, 2016

Birthdays are a time to be joyful and celebrate, traditionally with cake and candles. However, not everyone is given the privilege of having a birthday cake on such an occasion. CHS sophomore Allison...

Studio One art students display their talent for portraits outside the art rooms.

Student self portraits on display

By Rebekah Sklute, Circulation Manager February 23, 2016

Feb. 19, a new art display of head and shoulder self portraits, painted by the Studio One Art students, was put up on display by Studio Art teacher, Jacquelyn Washam right outside of the art rooms. “It’s...

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