CMR student puts new hobby to the test in a classroom

Kerrigan Edwards, Editor in Chief

In his senior year, art student Kayden Ivers learns how to explore his boundaries when it comes to art. Ivers enjoys the artist Vincent Van Gogh. Like Gogh, Ivers enjoys using buildings around him to fuel his ideas. 

“My favorite project that I’ve done would be our two-point perspective just because I’m a trades kid, so it kind of comes easy and naturally to me,” said Ivers. 

Unlike perspective drawings, watercolor pushes the artist out of his comfort zone. Using viewfinders that singled off a small square of the building, the students focused on a zoomed in image of a seemingly unimportant location of CMR. 

“That was definitely the most difficult. Perspective is a lot, like different ways you look at something,” Ivers said. Gaining inspiration from his art teacher, Andrew Nagengast, Ivers learns more about what art really means. 

“He’s the one that kind of showed me that art doesn’t have to be perfect. Just as long as it’s your own opinion, if you like it, then it doesn’t matter what other people think of it. As long as you put the hard work and effort in, and make it look good.”