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Student Spotlight! (June 2022)

Each month I will be spotlighting one of my students – past or present, and their artistic ventures! I work with students of all ages and abilities and you’ll get to learn a little bit about these amazing artists and their work!

Our June spotlight is on:

Shekinah Burnsed

My name is Shekinah, I am 12 years old and in the 6th grade. My interests are in dance, art, nature, learning, walks, & horses!

How long have you been taking art lessons? “1 year so far.”

Why did you begin to take art lessons/how did you become interested in art? “I wanted to learn different art techniques. I became interested in art lessons from seeing all fun things my older brother did and learned through your classes.”

What are your favorite mediums and/or subjects for your artwork? “Acrylic Paint and Watercolor”

“Beautiful Fall” The medium is cardboard and paint, pastels

Besides visual arts are you into any other art forms? “I love my Jazz, Tap and Lyrical dance classes.”

Why do you think art is important? – Why is it important for you? “It helps people express themselves. I love to learn new things and to be creative.”

Do you plan to have a career in the arts? “I would love to do some type of Art, Dance or Photography as a Career.”

“Heavenly Cocoa” The medium is watercolor and sharpie

Do you have a favorite color? “My favorite color is Purple.”

What or who inspires you to create your artwork? “Books and Ms. Jenell”

Is there anything else about you that you’d like us to know? “I have been dancing for eight years. I love to read. I love anything to do with horses. I love any kind of Arts and Crafts. “

“Summer gardens” The medium is modge podge

When you’re making your art do like to listen to music or watch tv for inspiration (if so what)? “Sometimes I listen to music when I am doing art projects. I love listening to worship music when I do. “

Do you have any advice for someone who wants to become an artist or improve their skills? “I would say keep practicing, do your best, and take as many classes as you can to expand your learning.”

What do you think makes a good artist and/or piece of art? “Never giving up and keep practicing. Have fun and be creative.”

Shekinah is always happy to try new ideas, mediums, and techniques. She’s able to enjoy the process of creating while being patient and willing to learn! Though quiet in class, she’s not afraid to express herself through her artwork – adding her own personal style and ideas! Keep on creating Shekinah!

Check out our other student spotlights here!

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