Recognizing Manitou’s Creativity

This captivating gallery is located in the Manitou Springs SILC school administration office.

Sammi Clapham, Junior Reporter

March 19, 2020

Manitou Springs, a small town that has been loved for many generations by tourists, locals, visitors, workers and students, gives a warm, unique and homey vibe. In my point of view, art is one of the most recognizable things that makes Manitou, well, Manitou! From surreal sculptures to beautiful pai...

Painting With the Herd Raises Money for Creative Mustangs

Mr. Bonner along with senior art students Conner Lampasso, Ella Slater and Josephine Paradee kick-off the event to all of the painters at Painting With the Herd.

Abby Pribila, Copy Editor

October 29, 2019

Nearly 20 community members attended Painting With the Herd on Friday, Oct. 25. There were a lot of staff members and parents of students in attendance. The Art Department at Manitou Springs High School (MSHS) put together the night of painting to fundraise for the program, specifically to buy ne...

Spill the Tea: Inside Look at Digital Photo’s Latest Project

Meara Sauer (12) took this photo for her project in digital photography with Paul Bonner.

Meara Sauer, Junior Reporter

February 6, 2019

In his digital photo class, Paul Bonner assigned the class a project that pushed their creativity and made them tell a story with just photos. The project was coffee themed, but the students were allowed to tell their story with any beverage. Some told their stories to provoke emotion while others...

Spooky Photos in Digital Photo Class

Paige Smith (12) used photoshop and red lighting to accentuate a skull prop. Holding the camera above the subject, she created an interesting pose. Having fun with editing and lighting adjustments she created her favorite photo.

Meara Sauer and Adelyn Powell, Junior Reporters

November 16, 2018

In Paul Bonner’s Digital Photo class, students learn to take interesting photos, use a camera, edit in photoshop and much more. Bonner’s goal for his digital photography class is to teach the understanding of camera functions, photoshop usage and basic techniques that will help them later on in life. “Hopefully...

Adam State University Art Contest Offers Scholarships

Many students who are artistically inclined have the opportunity to get scholarships and recognition by applying to the ASU art show. Shelby Hard, a MSHS alumni and passionate artist, still has her piece

Morgan Fisher, Reporter

October 4, 2017

The Art Department at Adams State University (ASU) is having a regional juried scholarship exhibition for high school juniors and seniors. The contest will accept any type of original art that can be framed or that can be displayed. All work has to have been created in the last two years. The deadlin...

Political Balance: The Laborless Labor for Relaxation

Gazing among all the original and handpicked works that were representative of so much work and pride, I could understand the crowd the Festival had brought into Manitou's Memorial Park.

Riley Cluxton, Reporter

September 20, 2017

When patience plays into my life, which is more rare than common, I feel truly flexible and composed. But as the summer of constant leisure faded and the swelling of the school year started and progressed into September, my activities became hectic and pressured. A day to collect myself was definit...

Arts14 Adds Afterschool Activities

Among the classes in the brochure, it also walks you through how to register.

Kaitlyn Cashdollar, Senior Reporter

February 28, 2017

The start of the new quarter also brings new Arts14 classes available after school. There are a multitude of new classes, as well as reputable old classes. Several of them are available to high school students. Maria Navaratne, part of the Arts14 team, had lots to say about the Arts14 mission t...

Manitou Students Place in Tri-Peaks League Art Show

Elizabeth Hawkes' piece “A Study of Marble”. Medium: Water color and gouache.

Becca Heiniger, Reporter

April 14, 2016

The Tri-Peaks Art Show asked art teachers from the Tri-Peaks area to send in a list of their students’ artwork. The art teachers from Manitou, Paul Bonner and Erin Gocinski, submitted seven pieces each. The Tri-Peaks Art Show gives awards for first through third place, in 2D and 3D. They also have...

“Make Art, Not War”: Wunderkind Art Show

Sydney White's (11) winning piece of the Sign of the Times award in the Wunderkind Art Show.

Sarah Bogush, Reporter

March 28, 2016

The Manitou Art Center, a local gallery and studio, holds an annual high school art show. This year, being the 17th showing, five of Manitou's juniors and seniors, along with other district artists, have entries being showcased in the exhibit. Currently, the applications are closed, but the gallery...

Who is the New Art Teacher?

Mrs. Gocinski teaching her print class.

Gianni Truscelli, Reporter

September 24, 2015

Ms. Gocinski is a first-year teacher at Manitou Springs High school. She comes from a background of teaching adults in a non-traditional setting. The art field appealed to her for how she enjoyed self expression, and self growth. Gocinski says that she enjoys Manitou because of how positive the...

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