The Scholastic Art Association recognized Junior Lauren Trexler as Art Student of the Month in the September/October edition of Scholastic Art Magazine. The publication selected Trexler’s drawing “Flight.”
Scholastic Art Magazine is a nationally distributed publication. This September/October issue of the magazine focuses on the elements and principles of art.
Trexler entered her piece for the 2012 Scholastic Art and Writing Awards. To enter the contest, Trexler took a picture of her piece and uploaded it onto the website for the contest.
Her picture first went to the regional level where she won the Gold Key Award. All the regional winners throughout the country entered at the national level.
In March, Trexler received a package telling her she had won.
“Winning the award made me think about having a career in art,” Trexler said. “It also made me want to improve my skills so I’m even better.”
Trexler’s award-winning piece is a picture of a bird in flight.
“I really like drawing birds,” Trexler said. “I like how they move; it inspires me.”
Trexler is in Drawing III, a class taught by Sarah Pagona, who has been teaching her for two years. Trexler has been in art classes for five years.
“I really enjoy drawing,” Trexler said. “It’s a good way for me to relax and forget about school. It’s a good escape.”
See Trexler’s artwork and read her interview with Scholastic Art Magazine at http://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/issues/SA0912/book#/1 (page 13).