Valley Academy of Arts and Sciences

An ink and marker drawing of a young woman running her hand through her hair. A variety of flowers adorn the outer-image as more flowers emerge from her hair.
Paper Mache Alebrije sculpture of a seated pink fish with yellow contoured eyes and dark blue lips with light blue stripes. Two skinny, purple bird legs with three fingers protrude out of its body and a long green tail that splits in two. The entire surface is decorated with patterns of lines and shapes. The back of the fish has a Scottish Folk flower representing artist heritage.

Phoebe Rettberg 12th grade STUDENT
A Fish Out Of The Water, 2021
Paper Mache Sculpture & Acrylic
5 ½ ” x 8” x 15”

Paper Mache Alebrije sculpture of a cyclops peacock seated in a nested position with a yellow tilted head. The cyclops head has green horns and around them a red zigzag contour. The cyclops body is white and decorated with patterns and shapes of pink, blue and green tones. The peacock's tail is made of nine speared shaped pieces of various sizes and continues with the color scheme of pink, blue and green. The sculpture has a red heart painted in the chest.

Monica Nunez  11th grade  STUDENT
Cyclops
Paper mache sculpture, acrylic & rose ornaments, 12” x 11” x 11”, 2021

Paper Mache Alebrije sculpture of a cyclops peacock seated in a nested position with a yellow tilted head. The cyclops head has green horns and around them a red zigzag contour. The cyclops body is white and decorated with patterns and shapes of pink, blue and green tones. The peacock's tail is made of nine speared shaped pieces of various sizes and continues with the color scheme of pink, blue and green. The sculpture has a red heart painted in the chest.
Paper Mache sculpture of a penguin wearing a black slanted top hat, a grey cone bra corset as in Madonna’s 1990 tour, and using extravagant drag makeup.
Paper Mache sculpture of a penguin wearing a black slanted top hat, a grey cone bra corset as in Madonna’s 1990 tour, and using extravagant drag makeup.

Dustin Walker 12th grade STUDENT
Stonewall Riots
Paper Mache Sculpture & Acrylic, 7 ½” x 6 ½” x 5”, 2021

In this portrait format acrylic painting, a woman stands in the center of a grey path that is receding in perspective. She is faceless and is wearing a black top and black pants. She is holding a brown drink with a straw and is standing in a small pool of blood. The left and right sides of the painting are filled with oversized caffeinated drinks. The background of the entire painting is a cornflower blue.

Kaylee Ringberg 11th grade
Demitasse
Acrylic on canvas board, 8″ x 10″, 2021

 This is a landscape format drawing filled with different patterns drawn in black sharpie. Scattered among the patterns are drawn objects that look like brick pyramids, a small teapot, a drawing with a pirate hat on top of it, a lollypop, and two balls on chains. All of these drawn objects are from the game Yo-kai Watch.

Tatiana Chavez 11th grade
Inspired by Yo-kai Watch
Black sharpie on paper, 12″ x 9″, 2021

 This is a still-life drawing completed with graphite pencil with the paper in a portrait format. The objects in the foreground include the upper part of a ceramic owl, a clear vase, a medium sized table lamp. To the right of that is a sitting scarecrow doll with a glass bottle and glass base on the far-right side of the drawing. The midground from left to right is filled with a straw cowboy hat, white fabric, a candle holder, and a woven cornucopia. The main focus of the painting is a striped sock monkey doll sitting in an almost black planter or pedestal. Behind the sock monkey extending to the top of the drawing are stems of a plant with various sizes and shapes of leaves.

Jazmin Franco 11th Grade
Still-life
Graphite pencil on paper, 12” x 18”, 2021

 This is a watercolor painting on cut and layered pieces of watercolor paper. The painting depicts a scene with African animals. The animals moving from left foreground to right background are: a male lion, a cheetah, five zebras, three giraffes, tiny wildebeest in the distance, and a close up of a leopard lying on a dead branch. In the far background are acacia trees.

Alex Schultz Instructor
On the Masai-Mara Plains
Watercolor on paper, 12” x 9”, 2020

Hawk standing on a tree stump with a hummingbird flying above him. Background of a spiral vortex of warm colors (yellow, orange and red) turning into cool colors (purple, green and blue). The spiral forms two waves of cool colors. One hits the forehead of the hawk. The other becomes a string which the hummingbird holds on its beak. A third wave mixes with the warm colors where the hummingbird hovers over the light generated by both.

Lyda Lara Teacher
Connections
Mixed media over wood, 22” x 22”, 2021