Name: Lily Wollin
What art classes have you taken at Memorial?
The past three years I’ve taken ceramics 1 and 2, drawing 1,2 and 3, arts metals and glass 1, painting/printmaking 1 and 2, animation, and photoshop. I’m currently taking ceramics 3, illustrator, arts metals and glass 2, and graphic design.
How long have you been creating art?
I’ve been creating art ever since I picked up my first crayon when I was a year old.
Why do you create art?
Because it allows me to express myself in a unique way.
What is your favorite medium to work with?
I’ve always enjoyed drawing the most, and lately my favorite medium has been prismacolor markers that I use for illustrating.
Would you mind explaining what those markers are?
They are markers that allow you to blend many different colors easily.
What has been your favorite piece of art that you’ve made?
My favorite piece was the final project for drawing 2. I enjoyed the challenge of using four different mediums to create one of piece of art.
Where do you find your inspiration?
Mr. Newland has been a big inspiration to me because before taking his drawing classes I gave up easily when I became frustrated. His encouragement and knowledge helped me achieve more than I ever thought I could. Mr. Herman, with his patience and talent gave me enjoyment in a medium I had never tried before. And Ms. Ford has taught me so many new things such as using the illustrator program and many techniques in arts, metals, and glass class.
Who is your favorite artist?
My favorite artist is Jeffrey Fulvimari. One of my favorite books when I was younger was The English Rose, written by Madonna. He illustrated the book and I was intrigued by all the details and designs he put into his illustrations.
Do you have any words of advice for budding artists?
To persevere and never give up on your talent or love of art.
What type of art would you like to learn in the future?
I’ve dabbled in a little bit of everything, but I’d like to pursue realism painting. I’d also like to give airbrushing a try.
Do you plan on continuing art after high school?
Yes, I plan to attend UW Madison and double major in either math or science, and in art. I’m not sure yet in what area of art I’d like to focus, but art education is a possibility, and also writing and illustrating children’s books.