Students bring home medals from State VASE

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Students bring home medals from State VASE

Coppell High School sophomore Falak Shah medaled twice at the State VASE competition held in San Marcos on April 27-28. The State VASE competition was a platform for students to share their personal feelings through art.

Coppell High School sophomore Falak Shah medaled twice at the State VASE competition held in San Marcos on April 27-28. The State VASE competition was a platform for students to share their personal feelings through art.

Nishant Medicharla

Coppell High School sophomore Falak Shah medaled twice at the State VASE competition held in San Marcos on April 27-28. The State VASE competition was a platform for students to share their personal feelings through art.

Nishant Medicharla

Nishant Medicharla

Coppell High School sophomore Falak Shah medaled twice at the State VASE competition held in San Marcos on April 27-28. The State VASE competition was a platform for students to share their personal feelings through art.

Nishant Medicharla, Staff Writer

Painting with a watercolor brush, drawing with Prismacolor pencils, resizing shapes with Adobe Photoshop. This is what many Coppell High School art students have been doing in preparation for the Visual Arts Scholastic Event (VASE).

 

On April 27-28, 14 CHS students who medaled at regional VASE entered their artwork to the state VASE competition held at  San Marcos High School.

 

The students’ artwork was critiqued by a judge who looked for proper composition of the piece and personal connection or meaning behind the artwork.

 

Out of the state VASE competition, 10 out of 15 pieces got a perfect score and a state medal, which was the highest achievement of the event.

 

Coppell High School had 15 out of 2,200 pieces advancing to state from the 35,000 pieces entered.

 

Many students who medaled from CHS for State VASE were surprised by the outcome, including CHS sophomore Falak Shah who medaled twice at state VASE.

 

“It was a really interesting experience,” Shah said. “I didn’t think that both of my pieces would become finalists, but they did, which makes me feel a lot better about myself”.

 

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Coppell High School sophomore Falak Shah medaled twice at the State VASE competition held in San Marcos on April 27-28. The State VASE competition was a platform for students to share their personal feelings through art.

 

Amid the nervousness for the competition, many students integrated personal meanings and likings to their artwork including CHS junior Lucilla Veliyathumally, who medaled at state VASE.

 

“I have my own kind of personal styles such as using zentangles and mandalas, so I knew I wanted to create a piece that integrated all of those,”Veliyathumally said.  “Also to make my artwork have a bigger impact I wanted to represent the Moroccan culture because it has rich colors and patterns which I really wanted to use to emphasize my artwork”.

 

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Coppell High School junior Lucilla Veliyathumally meddled at the State VASE competition held in San Marcos on April 27-28. Veliyathumally integrated Moroccan patterns and colors in her artwork to make her piece unique.

 

 

To medal at state, students had to use different styles and techniques to stand out. That is what CHS senior Ethan Sui tried to use, by integrating Adobe Photoshop 2017.

 

“I used Adobe Photoshop 2017 version to create concept drawing which represented a space station,” Sui said. “I wanted to create something that a judge does not see everyday, and space concepts are things that I enjoy”.

 

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Coppell High School senior Ethan Sui medaled at the State VASE competition held in San Marcos on April 27-28. Sui used Adobe Photoshop 2017 to create a concept art of a space station. Sui has been interested in using Adobe, and created the piece with a love for space.

 

For Art I and II teacher, Elsa Reynolds, the hard work before and after school payed off.

 

“I am very excited that so many of them [CHS art students] made it to state this year,” Reynolds said. “The students worked really hard and learned a lot of new things. Some of the kids decided to implement a technique they had already learned, while others decided to explore new areas.”

 

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