Thursday, November 17, 2011

another all star.

Drum roll please...

The girl all star artist of the month of November is Khadija Sheikh. She is a 4th grader who rocks it every time she comes into my art room. Khadija is a great model of on task behavior for the rest of her class. She focuses well on the tasks at hand and always completes her creative projects as a result. Khadija demonstrates a sharp compositional sense in her work and her projects are always executed neatly with great care.

Khadija was kind enough to let me interrupt her busy day with a few questions about art.

Why do you enjoy art making as much as you do?
I just do it for fun. I didn't know I was a good artist.
Khadija, you are not just a good artist, you're a great one!

Is there a media that you enjoy most? Why?
Oil pastels because they are bright and messy.

What inspires you to make art?
Harry Potter because I like the cover artwork.

Out of the pieces you have done, which is your favorite and why?
The oil pastel Day of the Dead skeleton because it looks better and brighter than the other projects I've done.

Are you thinking you will pursue an art related career? What and why?

Well, if not a career in art would would you like to do?
I want to be a teacher like Mrs. Lewis (her amazing classroom teacher) because I think it will be better to teach than learn, but i still like learning.

Thank you Khadija for being a great art student and such a positive role model for other students in your class! Keep up the fantastic work.

This is part of a series of twice monthly posts that features the work and words of one of our many talented student artists at Zamorano Fine Arts Academy. To be selected, students must be models of respect, engagement, and creativity in the art room. A boy and a girl will be showcased each month.


  1. This is a very inspiring idea. May I ask how the students have responded to it? I hope you don't mind, I would like to try something like this, thanks for the inspiration.

  2. The kids have gotten a kick out of the concept. This is the first month that I have recognized students. I plan on putting a note about it in our monthly parent newsletter to make more of our very large school (1400 students) aware of it. I also plan on recognizing these students at our end of the year awards assemblies.