Advisors: Colleen Banks
Halfway Art Club was founded in 1979 and was created for
junior high and high school students interested in art. The
reason for art club was to inspire and recognize students
showing outstanding abilities or interests in art. It was
also made to bring attention to our school, community, and
students in a positive artistic manner and to bring a great
appreciation for art. They have also established an art
scholarship to help students majoring in art at college. The
art club tries to get involved with the community as much as
possible and help out as much as they can. Here are a few of
the things that art club has done in the past:
Ceramic mural in hall depicting Halfway history.
Establish permanent student art gallery.
Created a large (4'x12') painting hung in Bolivar's
Created a colored "stained glass" window in memory of
Pauline Buffington hung above entrance to
Cardinal mascot in HS hall with 5 goals to strive for
Cardinal in Gym and visitor/home words.
1998 - Map
of USA on the playground court.
Designed and made a cardinal mascot outfit to help boost
school spirit; booths at PTA craft fair, Bolivar Days
2005 - Mural
in old gym.
Beautification projects throughout the school.
Participated in project "Santa Drop" with the printing
of 400 individual cards for Marine troops in Iraq.
Painting of the village sign for Halfway.
mentoring workshops with elementary students.
design of Halfway Art Club t-shirts.
Art Club meets at least once
a month with additional project meetings called as needed.
Membership fees are $5 for the year. And activities include
visits to art studios, gallery visits, museum visits, and
workshops. Click below to view our most recent field trips,
activities & workshops...
try to take a field trip in the fall. During
the fall, a popular field trip is to the
Kansas City Renaissance Festival in Bonner
Springs, Kansas. We have gone as a group
before with Choir, Drama, & Literature Club.
At the festival, students are excited to be
able to experience the art and culture of
the Renaissance time period (approx. 1533)
as if stepping back into a village of the
time with a re-enacted joust, arts and
crafts of the time, people in period costume
as well as a diversity of great food, music,
and games. There never seems to be enough
time in the day because there is so much to
experience. Sometimes we are only able to go
on one field trip a year, but when feasible,
we will try for a spring field trip as well
to the Springfield Art Museum and other
activities & workshops
Annually at the Fall
Festival, we try to raise
money with face painting
and/or selling jewelry made
by students. Special thanks
to those who came out to
work and also those that
helped support our booth. We
are definitely always busy
and make some money for our
Art Club account.
We try to have different
activities throughout the
year like in October, we
have had pumpkin decorating
workshops, and students
decorated their pumpkins for
the festive holiday. We even
have younger elementary
students visit on occasion &
enjoy the festivities with
us. We have also worked on
fundraisers such as glass
etching for the holidays. We
can do glass etching orders
throughout the year, but we
usually try to especially
promote it during the
holiday season. We also try
to do community projects
such as painting signs and
murals when possible as
Workshops in the past have
included jewelry making as a
fundraiser for the Carnival.
Students learned to make
square knot & half knot
twist necklaces, bracelets,
and key chains as well as
plastic-style lanyards. We
try to have one to two
workshops as well. Examples
are Art Club members will
mentor and help elementary
students as they make their
own print designs for
holiday cards. When
possible, future workshops
may include ceramics, basket
making, and even stained