Eighth-graders engage with art at Wellin Museum

Lessons in chemistry, physics and computer science might not be what you’d expect to find at an art gallery. But Herkimer Jr./Sr. High School eighth-graders found this, and more, during a recent field trip to the Ruth and Elmer Wellin Museum of Art at Hamilton College. In addition to viewing paintings, murals and drawings by …

Senator stresses value of arts during visit

State Sen. James Seward, R-Milford, spoke to students and teachers about the value of arts education during a visit to Herkimer Jr./Sr. High School on Monday, March 27. “March is Youth Art Month, and I wanted to come here to Herkimer, because your art teachers do a great job,” the senator said. View photos from …

Art students get perspective on color, media

For Leah Zorn’s Studio in Art students, it’s all about color these days. Zorn said her students at Herkimer Jr./Sr. High School have been learning the finer points of color theory — how primary colors (yellow, magenta and cyan) can be mixed to create secondary colors (orange, green and violet) and intermediate colors (yellow-green, yellow-orange, …

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