Project Description

Our Virtual Senior Art Exhibition is a collection of some of the art students created during their first and second year in the Visual Art + Design Program at Butler Tech School of The Arts.

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Content: The top 3 things I learned from this showcase were:

Visual Art + Design seniors curated their own virtual art display containing a collection of artwork created during their first and second year in the Visual Art + Design Program at Butler Tech School of The Arts. Students created videos and written artist statements to communicate their goals and reflect on their learning.

Culture: This project relates or connects to my family, background, peers, community or my own personal interests in these ways:

  • “I believe the many friends that have come and gone throughout my life have shaped who I am as a person and what I like. I have always been expressive, attracting creative and talented people around me. Seeing all these different talents and skills made me want to do that with them and share it with others too.” – Savannah Wooldridge
  • “I came to School of the Arts in hopes of making a career out of my passion. In my journey, I’ve furthered my art skills, experienced real-world scenarios, and have even made money off of my art.” – Jaden Abney
  • “I became a visual art major because I wanted to stretch myself, add new techniques, and improve my execution. When I started drawing I was pretty average, but since I’ve come to SOA, my skills have vastly improved. For example, I used to stick to cartoon drawings and never considered drawing out of my comfort zone. Now when I feel challenged, I don’t run back into my box. Looking at my art from junior year and comparing it to now is such a shock.” – Sierra Jenkins
  • “I love to express my creativity, try new things, and to experiment with all different types of Art to think about doing in my professional career as not only a Visual Artist, but to also pursue my goals as to become a Tattoo Artist and a Fashion Designer.” – Miranda Richardson

Metacognition: In reflection, one thing that I would have done differently during my journey with this showcase is:

  • “If I did this project again, I would push myself more on really bringing out the figures using a little bit of graphite to give more dimension. The part that taught me the most about this piece was showing how much I really changed from the past year to this year, and how devoted I am to bring out my Art to the world. I was surprised by how much I’ve grown in Art and changed my way of thinking.” – Miranda Richardson
  • “If I did this over again I would change the medium to make the art feel more intense and impactful. But I’m proud of the aspect and message that I wanted to convey. I find it to be a major step forward in my life and hopefully others.” – Christian Green

Social/Emotional: One thing I am most proud of by completing this showcase is:

  • “The part that taught me the most in my project was the background. I learned that mistakes can easily be turned into intentional parts of a piece of art. I had a lot of trouble figuring out how to paint the trees and out of nowhere, I decided to take a chance and turn badly painted triangles into nicely detailed pine trees. Sometimes you just have to take the risk and if you trust yourself not to mess it up, then it will turn out nice.” – Savannah Wooldridge
  • “I am proud to say that my piece has been a great success in my artistic journey. I am especially happy with the depth and texture this piece has, the skin of the hand for example, was particularly difficult. Only through many trial and errors and many different layering values was I finally able to create the different textures and bring out the feelings of the piece.” – Arielle Ball
  • “One of the most helpful things I learned is if you push yourself to achieve something such as adding a background and put forth the effort you can do whatever you put your mind to.” – Damien “Paco” Billy

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