School: Yakoosge Daakahidi Alternative High School
Art of choice: April studies many different mediums, including oils, clay, pen, pencil, watercolor, batik and collage.
How long: "I have been doing art since I could pick up a pencil."
Favorite artists: Vincent Van Gogh is one of her favorite artists. She loves the many different blues he uses in his paintings.
Future art plans: Next semester, April will enroll in a ceramics class at University of Alaska Southeast. She is also interested in graphic arts.
Future plans: She hopes to bring more art into the elementary schools.
Inspiration: The most inspirational person in April's life is her grandmother, Marie Toland.
Accomplishments: April will graduate this school year. She has a part-time job at Fred Meyer. She designed a poster for an upcoming art auction to be held at her high school.
Her teacher, Amy Kesten, says: "April is often chosen for special school projects which require the attention and detail of someone as skilled as her. She sticks with projects until they are complete. She is a go-getting person with more determination than I have ever seen."
Student Artist in the Spotlight is a new 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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