Featured Student Artist: Zoe Fang

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IMG_1313Zoe is a Top Ten Winner in our fall 2017 national art contest for her artwork “Kiss Kiss Pandas“.

My name is Zoe Fang. I am 7 years old. Art is my hobby. Because I went to China last summer and saw a lot of pandas, I thought it would be fun to draw a panda! I hope I can use my pencils to draw the future, because it will be colorful.

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Featured Student Artist: Meghana Basi

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Celebrating Art!Meghana is a Top Ten Winner in our fall 2017 national art contest for her artwork “Motherhood“.

I’m Meghana Basi, an aspiring 14-yr old young artist, from the Walnut Hill School For The Arts in Natick MA. I believe if you do something you truly love from within, then it is the greatest thing you could ever accomplish. I’m doing exactly what ‘m supposed to do, for more than a decade, putting my heart and soul into my ARTS.

If someone asks me, what inspires me to create my arts, always my answer would be, it is ME, that inspires me! My art is incorporated and buried within me, enforcing my unique individuality. ‘Motherhood’ was one of my gift to all the mothers and kids of the YWCA Fina House. I’ve attempted to inspire and motivate those mothers through my painting. A child asked me a very delicate question, which lingers in my mind quite often. How do you get hope in life? “Always believe in yourself even when others don’t”, was my answer! I wish my painting “Motherhood”gives lot of hope and inspiration to each and every child and mother out there.

My goal is to inspire and touch this world through my paintings! I wish to give a lot of joy and contentment to the souls of my supporters and viewers through my surrealistic creations. I’m over the moon, to get picked again as a top ten winner! Thank you so much, Celebrating Art and Blick Art for your support! Thank you for inspiring me to spread love (art is my love) again! Please visit my portfolio to know more about me http://meghan-basi-vums.format.com/.

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Featured Teacher: Steve Schetski, AP Art Instructor, Savannah Arts Academy

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I am the drawing instructor at Savannah Arts Academy and teach mainly 10th and 11th grade students who major in Visual Arts. My students have participated in every contest sponsored by CelebratingArt.com for two years and received a Top Ten award with our very first submission. It’s fantastic to have a student from our school to receive another Top Ten award!

My Top Ten student, Audrey Phillips states, “Celebrating Art is always a fun competition to enter, it allows me to showcase my artwork and compete with other talented students. My piece, Electric Blue, focuses primarily on color. The colors work so well together because I used contrasting tones to accentuate the different planes of my model’s face ”. Her work symbolically reflects the brooding nature of her fellow classmate, with his hair swirling around like clouds and lighting appearing from the side of his face.

It is through good teaching strategies and practice that my students learn to become great artists. I motivate them by the simple phrase, “Just do it”. I also have a toy Yoda sitting near my desk as if to say, “Do or do not, there is no try”, which is to say to find your inner truth and trust your instincts. I also use my skills and knowledge of a practicing artist and the 28 years of teaching experience to guide my students through the process of art making. By getting my hands dirty every day with a “hands on” approach to teaching by demonstrations, informal critiques with works in progress, brainstorming ideas or concepts, and teaching the techniques and processes of using art materials instead of sitting back in my chair watching my students struggle. I am there as a mentor and my role as the art director to see the magic happen. Of course, creating a work of art is not really magical, it involves an understanding of art foundations skills, art aesthetics, composition, as well as blood, sweat, and tears.

My curriculum encourages and recognizes the value of meeting the standard of excellence by requiring all of my students to enter art competitions, for which they can also receive extra credit. They do not compete against each other to see who is the best, but rather allow the art experts to judge their work on its own merits. It’s all about improving their skills, producing quality art portfolios, receiving recognition, and for some, seeing a framed copy of their artwork hanging either in my classroom wall or outside in the “Hall of Fame.”

Steve Schetski
AP Art Instructor
Savannah Arts Academy

Audrey Phillips with her Top Ten Drawing, Electric Blue

Audrey Phillips with her Top Ten Drawing, Electric Blue

 

Detail of Yoda Still Life, Work in Progress

Detail of Yoda Still Life, Work in Progress

 

Hall of Fame, some of my AP Drawing students in the Hall of Fame

Hall of Fame, some of my AP Drawing students in the Hall of Fame

 

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Jordan Hanna – Skeleton Drawing

Samantha Hadwin, Yoda Still Life

Samantha Hadwin – Yoda Still Life

 

Students with some of their works to be added to next year's Hall of Fame

Students with some of their works to be added to next year’s Hall of Fame

 

 

 

Featured Student Artist: Emerson Moore

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DSC_9993Emerson is a Top Ten Winner in our summer 2017 national art contest for her artwork “Emerson’s Still Life“.

Hello, my name is Emerson Moore and I’m going to talk a little bit about myself. In the future I would like to be a singer, an artist, and an author and illustrator. I also want to be an art teacher. Art really runs in my family, my sister and my dad are artists. My great grandma was an artist too. I got inspired by them. Art has always been a part of me ever since I was born. I am proud that my chalk pastel, “Emerson’s Still Life“, is a top ten winner.

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Featured Student Artist: Anastasiya-Stefaniya Vyazmina

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art-num-42556056asAnastasiya-Stefaniya is a Top Ten Winner in our summer 2017 national art contest for her piece “Lake View“.

My name is Anastasiya-Stefaniya Vyazmina. I am a 9 years old and live in St Albert, Alberta, Canada. I was born in Ukraine and moved to Canada 4 years ago. I have been taking art classes for two years at Alberta Arts academy, Edmonton with amazing teacher Svetlana Kanyo.

The true inspiration behind my painting “Lake View ” was my family trip to Jasper National park.

My 3rd year in art school I want to express myself developing drawing techniques and trying in oil painting. I hope I can get into the top ten again next year.

Featured Student Artist: Oishee Misra

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OisheeOishee is a Top Ten Winner in our summer 2017 national art contest for her artwork “House in the Woods“.

I’m Oishee and I’m currently a freshman at Monta Vista High School. I love art and I go to Mr. Armando’s every week usually on Saturdays or Fridays. I love trying out new mediums and styles of art.

I was inspired to create “House in the Woods” because it was a beautiful landscape that I really wanted to attempt to capture. It was my second oil painting, and I wanted to try out everything new I had learned from my first one into this piece.

My goals for the future are to just continue doing art because it makes me happy and helps me express myself without the constraint of words.art-num-724690891as

Featured Student Artist: Emily Ruggieri

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IMG_20171022_1137376Emily is a Top Ten Winner in our Summer 2017 national art contest for her artwork “On the Right Track.”

Inspiration: These old decrepit tracks are one of my favourite places for an afternoon walk. Many of the boards are broken, some nearly falling apart, and have plants growing in the cracks. The spikes are rusted, bent and show what years of exposure to the elements can do. It is nature taking itself back.  Perhaps they are plain looking to some. However, in the fall the maples that line the sides completely transform the railway. They burst into a brilliant assortment of colours, rich reds, golden yellows and bright oranges that are not fully represented in the picture, as fall was just beginning. I hoped to show train tracks as this, as a place of colour, beauty and history, as opposed to lifeless grey veins branching through the land.art-num-1503662479465332913

Goals: In the future, I hope to continue to create and evolve my skills. I hope to pursue a career that allows me to use these skills as often as possible.

Information: I am a 13 year old who enjoys art in any form but specifically pottery and painting. My other passions lie in music, particularly piano and guitar. I also practice photography. These tracks are one of my most frequent subjects.