The Art Student of the Month for January is Don Zhao! Don is an 11th grader, and he was chosen as Student of the Month by Mrs. Leah Zorn because of his work ethic and his willingness to challenge himself creatively in the classroom. Don is a role model in the classroom. He consistently comes up with original project ideas, and he always uses his class time well. Below is an interview with Don.
1. How does it feel to be Art Student of the Month?
I feel accomplished that my artwork is displayed for everyone to see.
2. What are your favorite art-making materials to work with?
I find pencil art very fascinating. I’m sure most of us watched how to draw an eye on Youtube when we were younger. It’s definitely amazing how a pencil can create realism.
3. Do you have any artworks that you are particularly proud of?
I am proud of my animal eye project because I put the most time and effort into it, and I think it turned out pretty decent.
4. Where do you find inspiration from when you are creating your own artwork?
I am inspired by things relating to my life. For example, if I like to eat shrimp, I’ll draw shrimp. If I’m interested in U.S. history, I might draw a president.
5. What are your plans after high school?
After high school, I plan on pursuing a career as a nurse. I’d like to live comfortably and retire in a big city.
6. Do you have any advice for your peers about the art-making process?
As long as you put effort in, you can create good artwork.