Junior Shannon Xie does art commissions through her Instagram, @hunnypuffs

Junior Shannon Xie paints on a sheet of plastic hung from the ceiling. She said she likes doing both digital and traditional painting, with her traditional art pieces being mainly oil and acrylic paintings.

Angela Qian

December 12, 2019

How would you describe your style? I don’t really do realism anymore, now that I have more free reign so what I like to draw, so I go for more of an illustrative style that’s kind of semi-realistic. It depends on what I’m doing. How did you get started with art? (When) I was little, I liked...

For Your Inspiration: Art students, art department chair advise artists how to take inspiration from others without stealing art

Junior Vivian Werstler adds to her drawing of a city street in SRT on May 9. Werstler said she found her own art by taking small pieces of inspiration from others’ work and combining them to create something unique to her.

Isabella White

May 23, 2019

Imagination and creativity are two traits often found within an artist. As he or she finishes the final stroke of a masterpiece, everyone is left wondering where the idea came from. While pure artistic intuition often plays a large role, the long-held tradition of gathering inspiration from other works ha...

Creativity takes courage: With International Arts Festival this weekend, student artists weigh whether to pursue art as career

Sophomore Shannon Xie works on the finishing touches of her acrylic artwork during art cWlass. She said she is extremely picky with which types of paints she uses and usually brings them from home.

Emily Carlisle and Grace Xu

September 21, 2018

This weekend, Carmel plans to host its 21st annual Carmel International Arts Festival (CIAF). The festival will consist of over 130 juried artists, food vendors, entertainment, as well as an “Art Rocks!” party on Saturday evening. Joan Cimino, vice president of CIAF, introduced CHS to the festival...

Art Fair Anticipation: Dancer, artist, organizer discuss experiences with, expectations for Penrod Arts Fair

Dancer and sophomore Lindsey Thole rehearses with her partner at Performer’s Edge Dance Studio. Here, she worked on the “bluebird” position.

Angela Qian, Reporter

August 14, 2018

When someone looks up “Indiana’s Nicest Day,” the first link will direct them to the Penrod Arts Fair website. It says the Somerset CPAs have trademarked the phrase, and with over 50 years of experience organizing the fair, it has become one of the largest single day art fairs in the nation. Jo...

Sophomore Jiwon Yu

Sophomore Jiwon Yu

May 18, 2018

Artist and sophomore Jiwon Yu uses colored pencils to work on her Frida Kahlo portrait. Yu said she added her own twist to the portrait in order to personalize it.

Sophomore Natalie Wells

Sophomore Natalie Wells

May 18, 2018

Artist and sophomore Natalie Wells colors in final touches with white chalk on one of her pieces. Wells said she tries to redraw pictures and express what she’s feeling at the moment.

Junior Jacob Freedman

Junior Jacob Freedman

May 18, 2018

Artist and junior Jacob Freedman displays his semi-realistic piece that he said depicts a monster and a human. Freedman said he was trying to demonstrate different emotions through the facial expressions of each figure in the painting.