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

WCHS junior Emilia Desiderioscioli works on her recreation of the Virgin of Guadalupe during AP Art History. APAH gives students the understanding of how art has been made over time, not just how to make it.

Drawing outside the box: underrated art classes at WCHS

By Rebecca Dean, Assistant Arts Editor December 12, 2023

Studio art and ceramics: the two classes that come to most WCHS students' minds when they think about art classes. Many at WCHS see their art credit as a chore that takes away from ‘more important’...

Inside of the art hallway...

Inside of the art hallway…

By Dehab Deglel, Staff Writer May 16, 2023

In a special pocket between the first and second floor of WCHS, there is a stretch of hallway where glossy glass cases of beautiful artwork, hanging ceiling mobiles and wall murals belong. This is the...

Exhibition visitors get to experience two of Kusamas famous infinity rooms. The second room visitors see is Infinity Mirrored Room - My Heart is Dancing Into the Universe; a small space filled with mirrors and paper lanterns that change color, giving the effect that the dots expand and continue forever.

Reach for infinity at Yayoi Kusama’s exhibition

By Leah Kreisler, Online Photo Manager March 30, 2023

Patterns can be found in many places throughout daily life: household objects, clothes and even furniture. But imagine seeing those simple, and sometimes crazy, patterns everywhere and at all times. On...

Tarina Amaralikit spent weeks creating a piece specifically for the NAHS art show. Her piece is about the imagination of childhood, which often creates magic out of everyday and overlooked objects.

NAHS art show will be filled with masterpieces and fundraising

By Caitlin Murphy, Copy Editor March 11, 2023

Painting. Sculpture. Drawing. Fashion. Photography. At WCHS, students have the opportunity to explore their creative sides with the numerous art classes offered, ranging from introductory classes for beginners...

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...

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