Don’t miss the school’s office full of student artwork
Wednesday, December 14, 2016 10:48 AM
In addition to snowmen and circles, depictions of birds, horses and more illusions, there is a variety of art styles gracing the office of Spring Grove Public Schools.
In a previous article, three junior high student works were featured that showed their eye for design.
In this third and final installment of the student artwork features, junior high and high school students: Kayden Schulte, Andrew Brumm, George Boyd, Adin Solum and Breanna Lee, are being featured.
As a seventh-grader last year, Kayden Schulte used pencils and paint to create a 3D illusion of purple and green circles bouncing in a rectangular space.
She was thinking of “colors and patterns” when she created the piece and used different shades of green and purple to round out the circles.
“It’s fun and calming,” Schulte said of what she likes about art.
Now an eighth-grader, Andrew Brumm used markers to make his black, white and color design last year. He used different designs in each part, putting random circles over them and then coloring inside them.
Brumm said he likes the creativity of art, and he was thinking about designs and styles when he made this piece.
Junior George Boyd was watching birds eat at bird feeders last year when he had the idea for printmaking a chickadee perching on a branch.
First, he carved out the drawing on a linoleum rubber block. Next, black ink was rolled on it and put in a big press, which transferred the ink to the paper.
“I like that there is no limit to anything in art,” Boyd said. “You can make or create anything you want.”
Now a junior, Adin Solum also created his printmaking of birds after thinking of the wildlife in the Boundary Waters in northern Minnesota last school year.
Solum’s artwork features two birds against a lake background lined with pine trees.
He likes having the “freedom to do anything you want on whatever piece you are working on.”
Last but not least, senior Breanna Lee created a horse of many designs and one orange focal point to bring it all together.
Art teacher Renee Eiken explained Lee’s style as “a pen and ink drawing in the zentangle style.”
Editor’s note: this is the third article in a three-part series. Check out
previous editions of the Herald for the other articles.