Visual Arts Programs
“Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.”
Community partnerships and involvement are essential to the fine arts program in Ogden School District. We believe that well-rounded people can appreciate art in all of its forms. Students explore art in elementary and further develope their skills in secondary. At the high school level, they can choose many different media types to explore as discover more about themselves and art.
Shadow Valley fourth grade art students worked with Weber State art students to create a permanent art display at Ogden's Nature Center. Students created pho-stained glass of Utah birds to decorate the Nature Center’s visitors center. This will be a permanent installation at the Ogden Nature Center.
Destiny Trejo's (BLHS) Skier won the Congressional Art Competition for 2020! her piece is currently on display in DC at the Capitol and will be there for the 2019-20 school year. We are unsure when she will be able to attend the award ceremony in Washington DC this year due to COVID, however, we are very proud of her accomplishment.
Cristina F. a junior 2018-19 (BLHS) won the Utah State Senate Award for her watercolor painting, her piece is currently on display in DC at the Capitol and will be there for the 2019-20 school year. Her and her mother flew out to DC(part of her prize) to see her piece and attend the award ceremony, while she was there she was able to visit museums in DC.
Ben Lomond High School students enrolled in WSU, Art1010 created a piece of art based on the questions, "If you were to make a piece of art to help the world right now process and work through what we are experiencing, what would you create?" While reading the text, Living with Art, Tenth Edition as part of their course work, students are exploring the why behind art, how art has changed over time and what purpose art has in life. This show is a synthesis of what students have digested from their text, processed during this time, and is a window into what the artists think others need to see and potentially ponder. Each piece has a unique artist statement, in hopes that the audience will engage with each artist's body of work. Students only had two months to create each piece. As you engage with the show we ask you to think about what you would create?
Weber State Arts Bridge and Shadow Valley Elementary Collaboration
Brent Rhodes, an Elementary Arts Teacher, was in the news in January 2020 with his students. In collaboration with Weber State University, Mr. Rhodes and the 4th-grade students created a permanent art display of pho-stained glass based on native birds and their habitats. Learn more about this project CLICK HERE. To learn more about BTSALT arts in our school, CLICK HERE.