January 6, 2022
Art and Tech Ed students from South High School recently collaborated on an abstract art project that is now on display in the district’s Instructional Technology department, otherwise known as The Hive.
Students of art teacher Brian Sommersberger used Sphero robotic balls and 3D pens to create this unique artwork. They drove the Sphero robotic balls through different colored paints on a piece of Styrofoam, creating an abstract background for the piece. Then, using 3Doodler 3D pens, they designed and made honeycombs and several bees to place on that background. Students in one of Gary Scheller’s Tech Ed classes cut out wood honeycombs using a Glowforge Laser printer to provide additional depth and dimension to the project.
“This piece of artwork is the perfect example of what you get when you infuse technology into instruction and incorporate communication, collaboration, creativity, and critical thinking, said Mike Jaber, SASD Coordinator of Instructional Technology. “We’re proud to display this incredible project and are so proud of this collaborative effort by Sheboygan South students through the use of multiple technologies.”
The finished piece, a four-foot circle, was delivered to the district’s Administrative Services Building on January 4, 2022, and was installed on the second floor in the Instructional Technology department. The seven bees on the piece represent the seven members of the Instructional Technology team.