Wilson Students Experiment With Torginol, Inc. ColorFlakes

Wilson students were fortunate to experiment with Torginol ColorFlakes. Students studied Art Deco designs and developed their own work of art.

Torginol is located on the south end of Taylor Drive in Sheboygan. They exclusively manufacture and distribute an array of decorative materials for a variety of niche markets, including: resinous and terrazzo flooring, decorative wall coatings, pool plaster finishes, grouts and mortars, EIFS systems, engineered surfaces, landscaping, fish aquariums, art, craft and hobby projects, home décor accents and others.

View more designs in the 5th grade artwork section.


Stuart Howland Exhibits Wood Paintings

IMG_5919In his artist’s statement, Howland says that his life has been devoted to being a collector of images and sensations. “My process of accumulation is via two agents — nature and culture,” he said. “My early stirrings were to be in and observing nature, as this has always moved me from a very young age during my boyhood in Duluth, Minnesota. It is in nature, I reconnect with the boy who explored woods, fields, ponds, rivers; who always was checking under rocks and boards, waist deep in ponds, climbing trees, etc.”

Click on the Guest Artist Series link to view more of Stuart’s work.


Students experience Henna Tattoos

Freelance artist Jessica Rassel recently demonstrated Henna tattooing to 5th grade students at Wilson Elementary school. Jessica is part of the Wilson Guest Artist Series where local artists from the Sheboygan area are showcased each month. Jessica said, “Henna tattooing is a tradition of self adornment and honoring rites of passages. Henna is ideal for weddings, pregnancies, graduations, birthday parties and celebrations of all kinds to highlight the importance of bonding with loved ones and the ritual of self-care.” Henna paste is a natural plant based material that comes in cone shaped packaging. Many people have compared the henna packaging to a pastry piping bag. The unique feature of henna is that the dye goes through color changes on a day to day basis usually lasting around 2 weeks.  

Wilson students were able to watch Jessica give live  Henna Tattoo demonstrations on Wilson staff members, Lisa Renzelmann, Donna Nienhuis and Charles Renzelmann. “Students were amazed by the amount of detail and steadiness and it took to create each Henna tattoo,” said art teacher Brian Sommersberger. After the presentation, students came up with their own henna tattoo designs and drew them on a printed pictures of their arms or hands.
In addition to creating Henna tattoos, Jessica specializes in graphic design, illustration and painting both residential and public murals in the community. For inquiries contact Jessica at jessicarassel@hotmail.com