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AP Art standouts

AP art students featured in the 2014 LHS art show were asked the following questions regarding their work.

  1. What do you like to draw/paint/sculpt/photograph and why?
  2. How would you describe your personal artistic style?
  3. From where do you derive artistic inspiration?
  4. Which of your pieces were you most proud of and why?
  5. What is your favorite medium and why?


Their responses were as follows:

Rhiannon Prentiss, Senior

1. I like to draw/paint buildings and animals because you can put a lot of detail into it.

2. I would say that my style is more simple because I don’t use a lot of colors, and I don’t paint/draw extravagant things and try to make one thing stand out rather than crazy all over.

3. I really like Andrew Wyeth’s stuff and I like to paint abandoned stuff.

4. It wasn’t in the art show because I had to submit it for AP but my bleach painting of a dog is my favorite. I was most proud of it because it was really detailed and looked a lot like her in my opinion.

5. My favorite medium is watercolor because it’s subtly pretty and not in your face.


Caroline Schwarm, Junior

1. I like to photograph people because I’m fascinated by the different stories models can share in one facial expression.

2. My personal artistic style would have to be isolationism in a natural environment with surreal ideas and emotions.

4. I was most proud of “Red Velvet” because it was awarded a Gold Key earlier in the year and I spent a lot of time editing it.


Erin Morris, Senior

1. I like to paint and draw people because I feel like there’s so many different things you can take away from a painting of a person, and that’s just so beautiful to me.

2. I guess I’d describe my artistic style as expressive – but it’s also not unintentional – my pieces have meaning to me personally.

3. I derive my inspiration from people and things that make me feel happy.

4. My favorite piece is of a girl dancing with confetti. I feel that it accurately portrayed what I wanted it to, and I spend a lot of time on it and you just grow really attached to pieces that you work on for a long time.

5. I don’t really have a favorite medium because for me it changes on what the meaning behind the piece is.


Grace Millar, Senior

1. I liked to draw, using pen & ink.

2. I think my artistic style is small, detailed pieces.

3. I get inspiration from everywhere– either magazines, books, or just from day to day life.

4. I was most proud of the hoarders piece because it took me forever to do.

5. My favorite medium is pen & ink.


Danielle Chon-Briggs, Senior

1. I don’t think I have a favorite thing to draw or paint I just kind of do whatever I feel like drawing at the moment.

2. I would say colorful… expressive.

3. I honestly have no idea.

4. The piece I am most proud of is probably my human tree on the stained paper I stained myself with tissue paper, water, and salt.

5. Oil pastels, no doubt. You can be really expressive and fast with them and there’s a lot of room for error, which I need. Or maybe watercolor, which is probably the complete opposite of oil pastels but is still my second favorite.


Yasmin Schamiloglu, Senior

1. I have the most fun drawing my friends– it feels a lot more personal and relevant than working on still lives or strangers.

2. Emerging!

3. This year, I was often inspired by the pictures that I have taken in my day-to-day life: snapshots of friends and family that seemed to hint at a greater story.

4. My favorite piece from the art show was a watercolor monotype of two of my friends standing in front of a church. The piece’s textures and light colors reflect our storybook friendships and the magic of the time we had together.

5. Fiber arts like knitting and crocheting will always be my favorite–I love making pieces that are as functional as they are aesthetically pleasing.


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