October 2019 Artist of the Month

Kelsie Norberg

Kelsie Norberg is Royalton High School's October Artist of the Month.

 

Kelsie Norberg is the daughter of Wayne and Cindy Norberg. She was chosen as Royalton High School's October Artist of the Month for her  excellent work in many different mediums of art. Her interest in the Visual Arts as well as her "love" for animals has inspired classmates and very well, could lead her to pursue a career in veterinary medicine.

RHS Visual Arts instructor Carl Halverson has been "Amazed" by Norberg's variety of artworks and witnessed the first fabric, three dimensional pet ever created in his classroom.

 

"Taking Art classes as an elective brings out the creative side in many students that never realized that they had a gift, so it remains an unopened gift," said Halverson. "Kelsie started out in Design class this year working on projects that mirror St. Cloud State's graphic art and design classes in many ways. First, they apply the elements and principles of design to an imaginary business logo. Next, it is taken to 3 different pieces which include the application of photography and graphics. And finally, it includes drawing, painting and a 3-dimensional piece of their choice. Kelsie's dog Daisy was created with small fibers of multi-colored felt, carefully bound and intertwined with a needle. I've never seen a design student use needle felting to sculpt the trademark of their business card. Through this transfer of problem-solving skills, students learn life skills along the way as well. Making informed decisions about the best design solutions sharpens interpersonal skills while working with others strengthens the area of communication. Kelsie is one of the most polite and modest young people in her class. It doesn't surprise me that she intends to pursue a career in veterinary medicine. Her success in the academic area has only been surpassed by her artistic skills and admiration of her pet Daisy."

"I like to experiment in different mediums of art," added Norberg."Mr. Halverson is an amazing art teacher who has taught me Photography, Design, Painting, Drawing, Ceramics, and in this case, Graphic Illustration. I have always had a profound love of animals and often find myself creating artwork with my dog, Daisy, as the main subject. In the future, I hope to continue my education in the vet program with a degree earned from the University of Minnesota."

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