Elise is a senior and her dad is Spencer Yates. At school, Elise is involved with Student Council, EPIC, Minnesota Honor Society, and Art Club.
She loves drawing, painting, woodworking, knitting... practically anything working with her hands. Elise says her earliest art memory is receiving the artist of the year award at her school, but she's always loved working with her hands.
This artwork, created in painting class, is of her sister, Sarah. Elise practiced using arbitrary colors and palette knife.
How to be an artist of the month...
An artist of the month goes above and beyond what is expected in the studio. The student explores new ideas and materials, takes risks, learns new skills, helps others, is persistent and focused and is a positive member of the studio.