This year, SchoolArts features works by
students who have received recognition
from the Scholastic Art Awards. For more
information about these awards, visit www.
artandwriting.org or call (212) 343-6493.
Lydia Tyburski, age 17, Walt Whitman
High School, Bethesda, MD. Teacher:
Jean Diamond. Gold Award.
“I’m inspired by the need to express
something genuine. Genuine, as in something that goes to the heart of living, of
being, and makes meaning where it isn’t
expected.” —Lydia Tyburski
Courtney Ay, age 12, Haverford High
School, Havertown, PA. Teacher:
Mark Wangberg. Gold Award.
“As much as I feel that my friends
and family influence my art, it is
actually the people that I don’t
know who inspire me. The people
I see walking their dogs through
my neighborhood or people
standing on a corner in the city,
all inspire me to sketch, take pictures, or paint.” —Courtney Ay
“I make art for myself.
My fingers itch to do it.
Everything around me
can hold inspiration:
nature, friends, ideas.
I like to use my interest
in art history to find
creative ideas and compositions for my pieces.”
Julia Lee, age 17, DuPont Manual
High School, Louisville, KY. Teacher:
Doug De Weese. Gold Award.