Student artist in the spotlight: Olivia Raster

Posted: Friday, October 05, 2007

Age: 12.

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Grade: Seventh.

School: Floyd Dryden Middle School.

Art of choice: Visual arts,especially drawing.

Experience: Eight years.

Self critique: "I'm not much of a painter, but I enjoy finger-painting."

Future plans: "I love to draw. I have no other ambitions. I just want to keep doing what I enjoy. ... Someday, maybe, I'll work for Disney."

Activites: "I also enjoy horseback riding and rollerblading."

You should know: "I have an older brother, Jack Raster, whom I love very much; and I have good friends, Nicole and Sarah. Nicole has a talent for art, too; and Sarah enjoys singing."

Her teacher Chris Mercer says: "Olivia is always drawing. First she drew my room and then she started doing portraits of all her friends. Whenever we do posters or take notes, she includes wonderful drawings. When it comes to drawing, I can't remember a student as talented as Olivia. Olivia doesn't say much, but she is always involved. She gets everything - you can tell by her bright smile. She is the nicest kid - quiet, confident - never a problem."

• Student Artist in the Spotlight is a weekly feature on the Neighbors page and is in collaboration with the Juneau School District Elementary Art Program. To have your student art included, contact your school office.

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