By Kendall Howze
One of the first things you see when you walk through the front doors of Glenelg is a display case full of art. Various drawings and paintings from Glenelg art students are chosen by their art teacher, Mrs. Borja or Mr. Hereth, and placed in the case for the school to see. The art in the case changes throughout the year as the students complete more projects.
Junior Melissa Kelley is one of the artists whose drawings was chosen to be put on display. In the bottom right corner of the case hangs a high school student daydreaming in class. Kelley is proud of her use of “pink undertones for the skin tone.” She wanted to creatively portray the imagination of a student, much like herself, lost in her thoughts. Kelley spent four class periods that lasted an hour and a half working on her drawing, and she believes it is one of her better pieces of art.
Kelley has been in art all three years of her high school career, and she intends to continue taking it her Senior year. Art is one of her biggest passions. She aspires to be an art teacher at some point in her life, and thoroughly anticipates the class next year. She hopes to “draw more people and [improve] on [her] art skills.” Art class is an integral part of her high school experience, and a class that she always enjoys. It never fails to be a great creative outlet.
As much as Kelley loves art, she would love to share her passion with others. According to her, “More people should definitely take art because it’s so fun and it's a great way to be creative.” Many other students share Kelley’s beliefs on art. Junior Nikodemos Koutsoheras believes that in art, “You get to refine your artistic passion.” Whether you’re good at art or not, it is the perfect place to express yourself, improve on your artistic abilities, or just have fun creating art.