Mentor: Eileen Tognini
I started this school year, assuming that I should make a capstone that has to do with what I wanted to do in college, which is to study business and economics. Though after awhile and have a few suggestions from friends and family, I figured that I should save all of that for college, and do something hands-on and creative, which I won't get much of a chance to do in college. This made me think about a big part of my life, which is art. My Mother, Eileen Tognini is an art curator, and I've always lived with art in my house. Since I'm such a supporter of art and because the school district isn't so supportive of art classes, I figured I'd create something that embraces the art community at SLA, an area in which I love to collaborate in. The first part of this capstone was a Van's Custom Culture competition. Ms. Hull and I selected a handful of students who would help out with the design of four pairs of shoes. This part took some serious management and time to finish. The second part of my capstone was an art gallery in the third floor ballroom, called "Ode to Teenagehood". My goal for the space was to exhibit what we create in high school, including poems, sketches, paintings, and photographs. For my entire project, I collaborated with many students, one of them being my partner, Bernicia.