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The image above is Junior Rachel Yans latest piece, a charcoal still life. Rachels piece is based on a bust statue in Ms. Latimers art room, something that students often use as a reference.The still life process is fun, its a lot of experimentation and trial and error, Yan says.

May’s Artist of the Month: Rachel Yan

Kris Poole-Evans May 13, 2022

Junior Rachel Yan has been into art since she was young. She got into art due to her mother signing her up for classes in elementary school, which have only aided in the improvement of her artistic skills....

In this piece, senior Skylar Gould showcases a step-by-step from when she wakes up to when she leaves for school. Goulds inspiration for this piece was her own morning routine.

Artist of the Month: Skylar Gould

Kris Poole-Evans March 2, 2022

Senior Skylar Gould was introduced to art at a young age due to her mother's passion for it. She has taken many different types of art classes in her WHS career, such as ceramics and embroidery. Gould...

Below is an artistic profile of junior Rachel Yan, the latest to be spotlighted in Artist of the Month.

Artist of the Month: Kaya Oleson

Kris Poole-Evans January 24, 2022

Junior art student Kaya Oleson has had a passion for art from a young age. Oleson is currently enrolled in WHS' Honors Art 3 course. Oleson's passion for art spurred from her father's love for music and...

Artist of the Month: Amelie Martin

Artist of the Month: Amelie Martin

Nandhana Nair April 1, 2021

Sophomore Amelie Martin found her passion for the violin when she was 4 years old. Throughout her 11 year music career, Martin has performed numerous pieces including her five favorites. She plans to continue...

Artist of the Month: Katherine Lambert

Artist of the Month: Katherine Lambert

Olivia Tawakol February 4, 2021

Sophomore art student Katherine Lambert has always loved to draw. She discovered her passion and talent for art at a very young age. In middle school, Lambert was inspired by her peers and has continued...

Artist of the Month: Nadia Calder

Artist of the Month: Nadia Calder

Bryn Curtin January 6, 2021

Junior art student Nadia Calder realized her talent and admiration for art at a young age. She was inspired by the projects involved in elementary school and middle school art classes. She's taken...

Artist of the Month: Jasmin Wong

Artist of the Month: Jasmin Wong

Alyssa Dickstein December 1, 2020

Senior art student Jasmin Wong wants to pursue art in her future career, no matter what path that may be. She is currently enrolled in Advanced Placement Art, where she regularly paints with acrylics...

Junior Jett Peter initially grew an interest in art when he was in elementary school, but he developed a much better understanding after taking art classes at the high school for three years. My favorite type of art is definitely drawing, I really enjoy sketching other people, said Peter.

Artist of the month: Jett Peter

Jimmy Paugh March 26, 2020

When  junior Jett Peter was in elementary school, he developed a strong, long-lasting passion for drawing. It all started as just another way Peter could pass time, though it soon grew into a much bigger...

Pictured above is one of sophomore Angela Yan’s many drawings. Yan drew the picture for the Scholastic Art Contest in 2017. “I picked origami as the theme because I believed it fit really well and was a cool idea,” Yan said.

Artist of the Month: Angela Yan

Brasen Chi February 23, 2020

When sophomore Angela Yan was a kindergartener, she realized she had a passion for drawing. It started off as a fun pastime, but it soon developed into a talent that Yan will keep around for the rest of...

Junior Aydan McGah has been painting for over five years, ever since she took her first art class at summer camp. “[My favorite piece I’ve created] is a landscape painting of the mountains and flowers. I really loved the picture online, so I just wanted to recreate it,” McGah said.

Artist of the Month: Aydan McGah

Christina Taxiarchis December 2, 2019

One summer, five years ago, junior Aydan McGah partook in a random art class whilst at summer camp. Little did McGah know that she would discover her love for painting, a hobby she would later bring back...

Young Sam Baron practices the viola. “My favorite part about playing the viola is that it is different, Baron said.

Artist of the Month: Sam Baron

Christina Taxiarchis October 29, 2019

While many kids in Wayland choose to pick up an instrument at some point during their career as a student, very few continue playing on the high school level, for it brings about a certain level of commitment. Senior...

Pictured above is Deanes piece Tribute to Basquiat. It combines elements of Basquiats abstract style with Deanes more realistic portraiture.

Artist of the Month: Katherine Deane

Christina Taxiarchis and Jessica Reilly September 23, 2019

Students at WHS may have noticed the new murals in the English wing, specifically the mural near English teacher Gwen Goldin’s classroom. The illustration of hanging stars and books is the work of junior...

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