Brandi Smekofske, daughter of Tina Bauer and Larry Smekofske, was recently selected Royalton High School’s (RHS) September Artist of the Month. She is a senior at Royalton High School and is enrolled in AP Studio Art, (college credit for art work at the high school), along with many other visual art classes.
“I am one of those people who can work for hours a day, every day, in the art room and never grow tired of it. Art has always been a good outlet for me to express my feelings in a way that words don’t allow me to,” said Smekofske.
“In Studio Art 2-D, Royalton High School student artists compete at a national level by producing 24 art pieces that are submitted to a college board of instructors to earn college credits,” said art instructor Carl Halverson. “In the last few years, just over 90 percent of RHS students who submitted their 2-D portfolios have earned college credit for their work. That speaks volumes about the abilities of these students and the work that they produce.”
Halverson said Smekofske had the most complete portfolio in her class at this point.
“With the amount of time and talent that she puts into her work, I expect great things to happen in her future as she pursues a career in the visual arts,” Halverson said.
Smekofske is most interested in pursuing the visual arts in either New York City or Chicago, Ill.
“I am preparing my portfolio for not just college credit at RHS, but also for college admission to one of several schools. I hope to major in graphic design and work to improve my photography skills as well,” Smekofske said.