The Art Student of the Month for February is Arriana Boyd! Arriana is in ninth grade, and she was chosen as Student of the Month by Mrs. Zorn because of her positive attitude and determination in the classroom. Arriana consistently uses her class time well, and over the past five months, her willingness to challenge her creatively, and her art-making skills have improved tremendously. Below is an interview with Arriana.
1. How does it feel to be Art Student of the Month?
It feels great to be honored as Art Student of the Month, and I am thankful to be able to show the school my art-making abilities.
2. What are your favorite art-making materials to work with, or subjects you like to portray?
My favorite art-making materials are oil pastels. I feel like oil pastels can help create a realistic painting look. I also like using colored pencils too because they can help add a lot of details to drawings.
3. Do you have any artworks that you are particularly proud of?
I am really proud of my “Tyler the Creator” pencil drawing and my animal eye colored pencil drawing. I feel like my artistic skills improved with those artworks.
4. Where do you find inspiration from when you are creating your own artwork?
I usually think about things I like, and that inspires me.
5. What are your plans after high school? Do you plan on continuing to create art in the future?
After high school, I hope to attend Florida State to pursue my dream of becoming a veterinarian. I am also interested in learning about cosmetology, which is an art-related career.
6. Do you have any advice for your peers about the art-making process?
Art takes time, and it may not look pretty at first, but you have to trust the process.