Young artists participate in VASE


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Showcase \\ National Art Honor Society students entered their work into the Visual Arts Scholastic Event.

writer: Kennedi DeLany, Journalism Student

National Art Honor Society is made up of young, inspired artists wanting to make a difference with their artistic ability. These artists have completed at least one year of art which is what is required to be in NAHS, but many have been creating art for many more years.

To showcase their work, they participated in Celebrate The Arts and the Visual Arts Scholastic Event (VASE).

Sophomore Kaylah Cassola entered two sketches into the VASE competition. One was of her friend, sophomore Annie Kingston and the other was of of sophomore Zach Clore.       

“I’ve been interested in art for as long as I can remember, but the passion just grew more and more over the years,” Cassasola said.

The National Art Honor Society mainly does fun art projects and hangs out with the other members of the group.

“We socialize with each other while completing the art projects and it’s really a good time,” Cassasola said.

Completing the art piece  can take a lot of time, Cassasola entered a graphic drawing of her friend Clore which took her weeks to complete, to make sure everything was perfect and was exactly what she had pictured in her mind.

“It usually takes about two  weeks on average to complete a piece of work,” Cassasola said.

There are many different creative art forms, like pop art, a comic book style of art.

“Due to my interest in comic books, I’d have to say my favorite style of art is pop art,” Cassasola said.

Being a great artist doesn’t happen overnight. It takes years of practice and hard work. They are never going to be completely satisfied with their capabilities. They’ll always want to grow more and more.

“I wasn’t the best, but I wasn’t the worst. You could tell that I needed some work but it all just came with practice,” Cassasola said. “I plan on continuing art in the future as I want to become an animator. I want to continue because it’s very fun to do and it challenges my skills.”

Art teacher Mrs. Jennifer Thompson oversees the honor society.