Erika Tellez’s Art Takes The Showcase

Mackenzie Nolan, Reporter

Erika Tellez (‘17) has filled the display case with three of her pieces after almost two months of it being empty. Each piece of art was an assignment for her Art IV class. The sunflower and eye works only took her a few class periods, whereas the lips piece took her almost two weeks.

“It took me a long time to blend the colors, and I tried using purple, but it didn’t work,” Tellez explained.

Tellez has always drawn but didn’t start taking art class until her freshman year.

“I drew before then, but I didn’t know what I was doing,” Tellez said.

She had wanted to start taking art classes in middle school, but her schedule didn’t permit it. When she finally began taking art, she thought it was fun and enjoyed learning more about it.

“I like when I think I’m not able to draw something and then it comes out good,” she said.

Her favorite piece was the sunflower. The sunflower is meant to be the sun with Earth in the background.

“It’s my favorite, because I feel like the colored pencil blended out the best and is really smooth in the background,” Tellez said.

The next student to show off their art will be Kennedy Perry (‘18).