Abbey Kostyal is the Renaissance Woman
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Mrs. Sara Arnold, art teacher, calls senior Abbey Kostyal the “Renaissance Woman” because of her art ability to draw anything she is given.
MD: What inspired you to draw these?
AK: These are different pieces of mine.
– I drew the shoe drawing for my drawing class here at PAHS – it was inspired by an old pair of character shoes I had lying around in my room. I had used them every single year for the Drama shows and my dance classes. I thought that it was fitting to draw them because they’ve been through a lot with me.
– The “Save the Bees” poster was designed for PAHS’ computer art class. It was inspired by the whole bee-related movement that’s going on. I wanted to raise awareness because no one seems to be really doing anything to fix this. If bees die, the honey business and pollination in general are really in danger.
– The Romeo and Juliet poster was designed for a local theater company this summer. This was an alternate poster designed just for fun; we used a different poster to actually promote the show. It was really inspired by summer flowers and the whole vibe of this production of Romeo and Juliet.
MD: How many art classes have you taken in high school?
AK: I took Foundations of Art, Drawing, Photog 1, 3D Design, Painting 1, Advanced Drawing and Computer Art at PAHS. In total I have taken seven art classes. I’m also independently studying AP Art.
MD: What will you be majoring in? What do you want to be?
AK: I’m majoring in graphic design at college. I want to be a graphic designer one day.
MD: What’s your favorite medium to use?
AK: Honestly, my favorite medium is designing things on the computer. A close second is charcoal.
MD: What kind of art do you like to work with?
AK: I mainly draw and illustrate; I’m really horrible at painting and sculpting.
MD: What’s your favorite kind of art?