By Andrea Pena
Community and diversity are highly encouraged at Summit Preparatory Charter High School. Students enrolled in the Visual Arts Expeditions course show diversity in their community by creating pieces of art that illustrate their uniqueness as well as their dreams, interests and passions. Art is a diverse range of activities in which artists create visual, auditory or performance works. Art allows artists to express their imagination, skill, personal interests, personality and passions. It is typically appreciated for its beauty or emotional power.
Here’s a look at a few Summit Prep artists and their creative process:
Summit Prep freshman Britney Mendoza said, “I did this drawing specifically because I was using a color palette generator, and I was trying to design a character for someone on Instagram.”
Mendoza said, “This was made three weeks ago mostly because I like doing stuff like war and blood, and it’s just really relaxing to me.”
Mendoza said, “It’s two dinosaurs from Jurassic World; it’s one of my favorite movies.”
Summit Prep freshman Britney Mendoza talks about the motives behind creating her art work.
Summit Prep sophomore Hana Ahmed said, “The type of art I like to do is character design and storyboarding and animation because when I was little I always aspired to be a part of making a Pixar film.”
Summit Prep sophomore Hana Ahmed talks about how her art relates to one of her dreams.
Summit Prep senior Reyna Nava said, “What drew me to draw this or, well, paint this, was my passion for space and adventures and bringing light and positivity to spray paint which is seen as graffiti and for many years was seen as a bad thing.”
Summit Prep senior Reyna Nava talks about how one of her passions inspired her to create her work of art.
Summit Prep sophomore Miriam Rojas said, “I drew this art because I like Camaros and that’s my dream car.”
Summit Prep sophomore Miriam Rojas talks about how an interest of hers led to her to create her art.
Summit Prep sophomore Marlene Vasquez said, “I decided to draw Amy Winehouse because for this project we were given the task to draw someone we idolize, or just a portrait of someone, and I really like Amy Winehouse; her music is so nice I love it.”
Summit Prep sophomore Marlene Vasquez explains how Amy Winehouse inspired her to create her work of art.