Keoni does a great job in the art room every time his class comes in for a lesson. He is focused on the task at hand, and goes about his creative work in a very professional manner. One of the exceptional things I have noticed about Keoni's work this year is his great use of light and dark to make flat shapes come alive and appear 3d.
Keoni was kind enough to share his thoughts about art and life with me, and in turn, you:)
What do you like most about making art?
I like making creative art because I can make anything I want.
Is there a media (paint, crayon, collage, etc.) that you enjoy most? Why?
I like to paint because I get to draw a picture and make it stand out.
Is there a cartoon or animated movie that when you watch it, you think "wow, that just looks so cool"? What do you like about it?
I like to draw Phineas and Ferb because they create different ideas like me.
I know what you mean Keoni. My son and I LOVE Phineas and Ferb because they are so inventive.
Are there any people that inspire you to make the art you do?
Yes, Mr. Masse inspires me.
Thanks dude, that's really cool to hear, especially from such a talented artist like yourself.
Out of the art pieces you have made, which is your favorite and why.
My favorite art piece is the one that we used the construction paper crayons on because it was put on display at the San Diego Art Institute.
Keoni was one of 35 students to have work displayed at the museum in Balboa Park this year as part of our annual student exhibit there!
What do you want to be when you grow up? Why?
I want to be a firefighter because if there is a fire I would put it out and rescue people.
Very noble of you, Keoni. Firefighters do so many different things to help people in need. If you put your mind to it, I'm sure you will be a great firefighter and role model to others. As of now, you are a great role model of creativity and on task behavior in the art room.
Thanks for taking the time to answer these questions and congratulations Keoni!
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.