Sydney Neilitz and Eva Stankewicz are named February and March 2023 Art Department’s students of the month. Sydney and Eva are both freshmen taking Introduction to Art. Sydney and Eva both take the time to fully develop a plan before beginning a project. Their attention to the small details in the planning stages leads to well-constructed and well-drawn final projects. While drawing with oil pastels Sydney found ways to incorporate the various techniques and remained committed to producing high-quality work even when it is challenging. She is not deterred by challenges but rather works to find ways to work through them. Sydney's smile and positivity create a comforting environment for those around her.
Eva is dedicated to her artwork and is committed to challenging herself with each project as well. In her clay mug, Eva created a textured brick that follows the form of the mug. As she glazes each element of her mug she is careful to keep her lines clean and crisp. This desire to create top-quality work is also seen in both of the girls' sketchbooks. They carefully work through each assignment, draw with rich dark and draw with clean crisp detail. Both girls are very promising artists whose drawing skills have grown as they work through each assessment. This positive outlook on their art and their desire to push themselves with each project create an energy around them that is uplifting and exemplifies Xavier's pride. It is energizing to work with these lovely ladies.