School: Gastineau Elementary School.
Art of choice: Painting.
Reason: "I love painting and I want to learn more about it! Artists use paint to swirl. ... I'm really good at painting pretty pictures. I think I'll go over to the easel and paint!"
Experience: Two years.
All in the family: "My whole family draws; my brother draws; my mom and dad write words. We paint with our old paints."
Favorite artists: "I like Michaela Jill Crabtree and Ray Troll."
Other interests: She also likes Brittany Spears, books and dancing. "I like to go hiking and see fish in my boat. I like to play with my mom and my dad and my brothers."
Teacher Jennifer Thompson says: "Michaela is an artist with an eye for color, shape and details. Her paintings stand out with bright reds
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and yellows with circles within circles. Michaela is a confident painter who shares her enjoyment of art with others. I have observed her working with other students collaboratively at the easel. Michaela is enthusiastic about learning new art skills this year."
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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