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North Art Students Provide Backdrop for Music Man

The North High School art department is collaborating on a huge art project for the upcoming North-South musical, The Music Man. The project consists of a 21-foot by 42-foot painting of a gymnasium set in the 1920s.

Sixteen (16) North art students are working on this project. The project requires that each student focuses on his/her prior knowledge of implementing color theory, grid work, and perspective. Students work on this project everyday with the exception of 9/17 & 9/25 during 4th hour in the NHS auditorium

When asked about this project, Pat Henderson, North High Stage Director, commented, "This exciting project has two incredible functions: Enabling 16 students to create a large scale canvas art work to be viewed by the hundreds attending the North/South Musical and art and drama working cooperatively to increase student involvement and expanding the capabilities of the production's set design. Truly a win-win situation. The rest of the production and I are extremely grateful to Frank Juarez and the students"

Justin Thao, North High art student, stated, "Anything you see is a piece of art. Today, this backdrop will be the main piece of art where you will see the past of the 1920's. The past is what makes the present, the present."

Frank Juarez, North High Art department chair, added, "This is a big undertaking for this group of students." Juarez added, "Some of the 21st Century Skills that are being addressed are critical thinking, problem solving, flexibility and adaptability, communication and collaboration, and productivity and accountability."

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The selected design was created by Justin Thao, Mindy Thao, and Soua Hang.
Sheboygan Area School District Press Release
September 25, 2009