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Sarah Andreason; jeweler in the making

Sarah Andreason; jeweler in the making

Shabana Gupta, Staff

October 18, 2017

Sarah Andreasen '20 is interested in starting up a stand at the farmer's market in the future. Andreason is able to make detailed jewelry with a minimal amount of time, and loves to create when she has free time. Andreasen has been making jewelry seriously for 3 years. She first started out whe...

Art: anyone can do it

Art: anyone can do it

Sarah Nelson, Staff Writer

October 11, 2017

Art isn't about skill level. Think about some artwork you appreciate. Do you enjoy their work because they can paint a tree well or make a proportionate face? Probably not, I'm guessing they evoke some sort of emotional response that makes you think or feel something. Creativity does flourish under expertise,...

Spray paint for beginners

Spray paint for beginners

Shabana Gupta, Staff Writer

October 7, 2017

Around Iowa, there are few areas for people to learn detailed spray painting. Most people do not see this as a form of art, and those who practice are questioned on if they are secretly doing graffiti. People do not normally think about spray painting to be a work of art that they can make in the garage. To...

Dangers with henna; beware

Dangers with henna; beware

Shabana Gupta, Staff

October 4, 2017

For those who don't know, henna is a popular new practice among the American population. Many people love the designs and the fact that it comes off within weeks thus giving it the title of a temporary tattoo. Henna has been used as body art for centuries, dating back to the 1100s. It has been used on...

Art Center throws raku

Art Center throws raku

Shabana Gupta, Staff Writer

May 8, 2017

The Des Moines Art Center created a Teen Clay Academy for teens who want to advance themselves with ceramics. After applying to the Academy, 12 students were accepted to participate on scholarship for the semester, starting in January. The semester is about to end, so instructor Maggie Harlow-Volt decided...

Art class not just for the artistic

Art class not just for the artistic

Bryce Schulte, Co-editor-in-chief

February 17, 2017

Up until this year, I was one of those people that always told myself I wasn’t creative. I never wanted to try an art class in fear of failing. Despite that, I decided to give it an art class a shot and took Photo Art I first semester. Looking back, it may have been one of the best decisions of...