Saturday, May 2, 2009

Bravo Abby!

I would like to announce the achievements of one of my art students, Abby Mechanic. She has been awarded the Dean Scholarship for Academics & Art at Maine College of Art, Portland for attendance beginning the fall 2009 semester towards a BFA in woodworking and furniture design.

A senior at Sparta High School, Abby studied privately with me for six months developing her portfolio. I credit Abby’s accomplishment to her passion, hard work, and willingness to learn. When she first started with me, observation drawing, a big component of a strong art portfolio, was not her focus. She had an unusually good foundation with a variety of media, including wood and glass, but needed to round out her work by including drawings. She worked on several pieces that focused on seeing and rendering objects, while creating unique approaches to otherwise banal subject matter.

Congrats Abby - you will go very far! Above are some of the pieces we did together.

Images © 2009 Abby Mechanic, courtesy of TraillWorks.

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