Each year, Severn School art teacher Yehee Shin searches for exhibits and contests for middle school artists to show their work. It’s not about competition or determining who is the most talented; it’s about giving Severn School’s aspiring artists real-world experience in interpreting ideas and creating for a wider audience. Whether it’s a local art show or a nationwide contest, these opportunities motivate young artists and help build confidence in their abilities.
This spring, four of Shin’s students will be featured in the Maryland Art Education Association’s quarterly magazine, MAEA Gazette. Those students are Andrew Beard, Lizzie Veiel, Tenley Mann and Olivia Cochran.