Welcome to my art portfolio!
My draw/paint teacher of four years decided to send her letter of recommendation through my college counselor, and if you would like to see it, it is attached to the letter from my college counselor on the common app. Sorry for the inconvenience.
Below is my résumé covering my art from ninth grade through twelfth grade, which can also be found in the arts supplement section of the common app.
Marin Academy '12
So far, my work has consisted of mostly drawing and painting, with forays into sculpture, multimedia, silk screening and graphic design. Moving forward, I’m planning on studying art in college, possibly minoring or majoring in studio art. I’m extremely excited to expand my art community- to find new teachers and peers that will push me to make better and more meaningful work- and explore new areas such as filmmaking, printmaking and commercial design. I hope that one day my art will influence the world in a positive way.
I attend Marin Academy, which offers Visual Arts I, and then a choice of a three tracks: ceramics, photo or draw/paint. After Visual Arts I, there were too many students signed up for Draw/Paint II, so I was asked to go straight to Draw/Paint III. Junior year I continued to Draw/Paint IV, and since that was the highest level, senior year I took Draw/Paint IV again, working on different and more advanced projects than before.
Spring 2010: Scholastic Art and Writing Awards: Gold Key
I received a Gold Key, the highest regional award from the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards, for “Incognito”.
Summer 2010: College of Marin- Drawing and Composition II
The summer after sophomore year I took a six-week for-credit course at my local community college. It was four days a week, for four hours each day. Taught by Tron Bykle, the class concentrated on observational and figure drawing, and in the intense atmosphere my repertoire with charcoal, pen and ink and pencil, as well as my understanding of the dialogue between the artist and the subject grew immensely.
Summer 2010: Interior Design Internship
I interned with a local interior designer for a week, learning about fabrics and creating sketches.
2010-2011: Art Club
My junior year a classmate and I co-founded Art Club. The leaders of Art Club graduated, and we decided that we wanted to reinvent it so that it was accessible to all students. Its catchphrase was “Art Club is NOT an affinity group- you don’t have to be good at art to make (simple art project)”. The club was a great success, and lived up to its mission statement to “promote art and creativity throughout the student body”. Unfortunately we decided not to continue this fall because we knew we’d be extremely busy, however we are planning a silk screening event for next semester.
Summer 2011: College of Marin T-shirt Design Class
Last summer I took a non-credit six-week class that met once a week for two hours. I created t-shirt designs and learned how to silk screen.
Spring 2011: Scholastic Art and Writing Awards: Honorable Mention
I received an honorable mention from the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards for “Katie”, a portrait of my little sister.
Spring 2011: The Circle
Last spring I completed “The Circle”, an homage to graphic designer Michael Schwab featuring the large, iconic grassy circle in the middle of my school. Student senate asked to use the design for their annual spirit t-shirt, and I agreed on the terms that they would give 2/3 of the profits to organizations aiding Japan and Haiti. All of the shirts sold, and I later delivered one to Michael Schwab, who lives near me. The design was also used by my school on the annual alumni postcard.
Summer 2011: Masterworks
Last summer I worked at a kids’ fine art camp teaching impressionist painting. It was a full-circle experience; I attended when I was younger, and assisted the same teacher that taught me the color wheel when I was five.
Spring 2012: Scholastic Art and Writing: Honorable Mention, Two Silver Keys and Gold Key
This spring I received an Honorable Mention for my sculpture/mixed media piece "The Surveyors", a Silver Key for "Bike.", a Silver Key for "Night Desk", as well as a Gold Key for "The Haunting".