Archive for March, 2014

7th grade students studied artwork of Pop Artist Dean Russo ( as inspiration for their own Pop Art works of art. Students pick an image, posterize it, added icons and symbols and then paint it using neon colors in order to mimic the work of Dean Russo.

View all of the students’ colorful Dean Russo creations on Artsonia at:

Taught Rotation 4: March 25th 2014, Taught Rotation 3: January 14th 2014, Taught Rotation 2: October 22nd 2013, Taught Rotation 1: September 23rd 2013, Taught Rotation 5: May 3rd 2012, Taught Rotation 4:  February 23rd 2012, Taught Rotation 3:  January 16th 2012, Taught Rotation 2:  October 16th 2011, Taught Rotation 1:  August 26th 2011

8th grade students in the Painting showcase class worked very hard to prime a canvas, draw out their imagery and paint it; all this done in only 4 days! View all of the students’ creations on Artsonia at:

Taught Rotation 4: March 24th 2014, Taught Rotation 4: April 8th 2013, Taught Rotation 5: May 16th 2012

Students in E.A.T. created

Taught Rotation 3: March 19th 2014

Every year students step up to help the Greater Chicago Ferret Association by making their goodie bags for their Annual WoozleFest event.

Taught Rotation 3: March 11th 2014, Taught Rotation 3: March 15th 2012, Taught Rotation 3: March 24th 2011

Do you enjoy cake? Do you like baking or sculpting things? Have you ever watched ‘Ace of Cakes’ or ‘Cake Boss’ or ‘Last Cake Standing’ or the ‘Food Network Extreme Cake Challenge’ and wished you could one day do the same thing? Well here is your chance! If so, check out this website:

On Monday April 7th 2014, come watch local visiting artist and Westfield alumni Alicia Eisenmann, proud owner of Delish Cakes in Old Town Bloomingdale, as she will demonstrate how she creates beautiful, as well as delicious, cakes that look like works of art themselves. Then join Westfield’s 2nd Biannual Cake challenge for Charity and create a cake to be raffled off at Portfolio night with all proceeds going to the Bloomingdale Township’s Food Pantry.

All interested students, parents, teachers, and Community Members should visit the Cake Challenge for Charity Google site at or contact Westfield’s Art Teacher Mrs. Matt ( for registration permissions slips and cake decorating materials!

To see photos of the 2012 Cake Challenge Event, visit As the first year for this event, it was a great Success – A packed house with 54 cakes that raised over $500.00 in just one hour! I couldn’t be happier with how it turned out – If you want to see the cakes from 2012 individually, go to