This is Stephie's page.  Stephie is the one who made our wonderful logo.  Livi actually drew it, but Stephie made it look cool!


Steffie: enjoy the page. embrace the art. and share the color.

Ah, the wonderful world of art. Its indeed everywhere, created from dreams made into reality for the universe to see. There’s so much talent just straying and poor out on the streets. Most never recognized, whether it was from background history, money, or hopelessness. How you grow up shouldn’t change the kind of education or dreams you can fulfill.  Art schools lay out all around the world. France, Japan, America, Russia, Canada, and Australia. Main issue? Money. Always money. Keeping artists’ dreams out in far reach. Hard work, dedication, fundraising and kind hearted schools can fix that. Why else would scholarships have been created? A starving artist isn’t a life to be lived.
                                                                                                         Great art schools offering wonderful scholarships lay all across the world. One is just an easy 10 hours south of here. Georgia’s Savannah Collage of Art and Design, holding strong in the top 25 hottest colleges. Savannah collage is not only in America but over in France too. Supporting all the wonderful types of art from drawing to performing. Many send in applications for this school and the most promising come out on top.

                                                                                                         Not all scholarships come from schools, but from other events as well. The Scholastic Art and Writing Awards, a national program that brings forth kids of all ages for creativity in fine arts as well as creative writing, and grants scholarships for graduating high school seniors. This program was founded in 1923, and more than 13 million have participated, and 2.5 million of them shared $25 million in awards and college scholarships. Most recent was located in Washington D.C (as well as New York) holding over 250,000 pieces of work draw and written of all sorts in 14 visual art categories. (Painting, sculpture, graphic design and electronic media)

A girl from Spring Texas took a class in graphic design at her High school, proving that her art could lead to a winning career. She won a metal from the Texas Art Education Association’s Visual Arts Scholastic Event. Her rodeo theme illustration landed her $500 from Al’s applicant art show and her portfolio won her a $5,000 scholarship.

                                                                                                         Many great artists have existed throughout history, Raphael, Michelangelo, Leonardo, and Donatello. (Who ironically are the four ninja turtles.) Beside the point, are a few of the most famous known artist in history. Like the Mona Lisa by Leonardo, and the Sistine Madonna by Raphael. True, True artists. Most artwork today is made from a computer, or even by at that. Though a different twist on artwork now comes from Japan starting back from when my parents where kids with Kimba, being called Anime. A personal favorite has to be Masashi Kishimoto, creator of Naruto. Not many may know it, but if you do you know, it comes up no matter when you type in. He himself started as a doodler in Japan while going to a Tokyo university, and by 1999 his hit series Naruto jumped from a magazine cartoon into a full comic book.

                                                                                                         Don’t get me wrong I respect and admire all different types of art. There’s just so many out there.  Cartooning, Drawing and painting, theater, advertising, filming, music, literature, the list can go on. One thing they have in common is they’re all art. Movies you watch, the shows, magazines, books you read, posters you see all forms of art. This speech is a work of art in its own way. And all ideas branch off of other ideas; it’s just how the artist does it.

                                                                                                         For the longest of times an argument has been waged over how art can possibly help grades, life and just people in general.  In an ideal world, academics, arts and sports would be near equals. That’s not today’s world.  Art is a universal language; artwork is meant to capture the artists’ emotions. Basically scientists took a study on how grade point averages, social skills, and overall minds differ from those who take art as an elective and those who don’t. At first try, it was an even 50/50 nothing changed or gained. Stamping down that art had no affect. Years later this argument was brought back up once again, studies this time showed that those who took art had higher scores, and where less stressed than those who did not. Even with those studies it’s STILL questioned.

                                                                                                         Art has helped people through hard times; it’s used in therapy and is a safer way to let out emotions without harming oneself. Art heightens self-esteem, allows expression and creativity, helps other learning abilities and reflexes. It’s brought joy, relaxation, and has gotten people through anger, stress and depression. It’s not something to laugh at because it really does, and people take it seriously. Van Gough cut his ear off for art. Just as important as any sport or study, it makes up more than half, if not more of our world. Some schools and areas can’t afford to bring art into the education, kids love to get involved.

                                                                                                         Fundraisers are a great way to raise money for art supplies, car washes, and companies like Scholastics raise money to support art programs. Even if they might not be in school, a paper and pencil is easy to pick up at a store. Having your own art class with friends at home is just as great if it’s deprived everywhere else. Old trash, cans, clothes all can be made into art both musical and visual. Trash pickings done a lot for my own creative mind, literally your passion could be waiting for you out in the gutter. Why not take the time to go find it?



"Artist" I don't make sense! I make art.