Creativity through change: Art classes continue under Tier 1 restrictions

COVID CREATIVE: Students from all types of art classes are continuing to create beautiful artwork away from the classroom. Despite difficulties, students have managed to make the best of the situation.
December 23, 2020

Art class has been a common experience among all students since the beginning of school, or even before. From preschool to high school, art class has always been a hands-on class. This year, even with...

Creating new joy: Bantz opens studio at Millworks

CREATIVE ADVENTURES: CHS art teacher Amie Bantz has opened a studio at Millworks in Harrisburg. Here you can see a sample of her artwork.
December 23, 2020

Her goal is rather simple: create joy through art. In addition to teaching art at CHS and running her own graphic design business, Amie Bantz recently opened a studio at Millworks, restaurant/gallery...

CASD students earn national Scholastic recognition

Lamberton Middle School student Ella Shatz designed and created five hand-thrown teapots. Each teapot was glazed in a different color and displayed together as one work of art.
March 24, 2020

Congratulations to the following CASD students for being recognized by the national Scholastic Art and Writing competition! Ella Shatz  (LMS, Grade 8) – Gold Medal for art Brayden Burge (WMS,...

Better in color: Community art projects brighten up Carlisle (Editorial)

One of the many electrical boxes sponsored by Color Carlisle sits in the town square. The box was designed and painted by art teacher Amie Bantz.
September 25, 2019

From the mural installed by Color Carlisle at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in 2018 to the “fairy doors” hidden around Carlisle this past spring, Carlisle has grown far more colorful over the past year.  The...

Rachel Drumheller

Rachel Drumheller poses with one the many gnomes around her classroom.
April 19, 2018

Subject: Design, Digital Design, Graphic Design, and Photography Grade: 9-12 Fun Fact: "I have a fascination with gnomes. I have a collection of gnomes that travel the road with my friends and family....

STEM and Humanities need to be balanced (Editorial)

Humanities classes include arts, foreign languages, literature, psychology and more.
December 1, 2016

Many arguments could be made for making humanities classes a higher priority in schools. Lately, it seems like STEM classes (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) are considered to be more...

The Importance of the Arts (Editorial)

If CHS didn't offer art classes, would students have time to make masterpieces like these?
January 27, 2016

Art classes should be as available to students as any other class. Core classes (math, science) are a common priority for students that are mandatory to take. Art classes can be just as important, but...

Third annual Empty Bowls raises $2K for Project Share

Third annual Empty Bowls raises $2K for Project Share
May 11, 2015

The 2015 school year has brought with it the third annual Empty Bowl Project to CHS. The national Empty Bowls project was created by Imagine Render. The purpose of the Empty Bowl project is to raise...

Spring is all about the A&E

Check out the Empty Bowls ice cream social and other CHS arts events this spring!
April 8, 2015

CHS has many arts and entertainment events coming this spring. The last stretch of the 2014-2015 school year is going to be packed. The CHS band has a new change they are bringing in the near future....

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