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Sophomore excels as an artist

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Bryson Allen is a sophomore at Broken Arrow High School who has been interested in art since he was a child. One of his favorite memories from his childhood is having crayons at his grandma’s house which ultimately led him to take up art.

“My favorite thing about art is the people, mainly, because there’s almost every type of person in art,” Allen said. “The most challenging thing about art would have to be patience.”

Allen is in currently in Pre-AP Art 2 and is planning on taking AP Art next year. His art teacher, Jennifer Deal describes him as hardworking and thinks his art has grown tremendously this year.

“He is a gem of a student. He always listens, asks good questions and then gets to work,” Deal said. “He is very energetic, creative and always willing to help out in class. He always tries to do more than the basic assignment.”

Allen’s favorite medium is charcoal or scratchboard and his favorite piece he has done is a charcoal piece of his younger cousin Hailee because it wasn’t an assignment and he had free will to do what he thought would look good. Deal also has a favorite piece of Allen’s. Her favorite piece is a self portrait called “Apathy” done using scratchboard.

This year Allen had two different pieces of art accepted into the Scholastics Regional Art Competition. Deal describes this accomplishment as amazing considering that Allen is only a sophomore and was competing against juniors and seniors.

“Bryson is unique, creative and outgoing as an artist,” sophomore Allison Maliga said. “I love his art.”

If interested in checking out Allen’s art or learning more visit Mrs. Deal or any of the other art teachers in the art wing.

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