The Napavine school not only has talented musicians, athletes and students; we also have amazing artists.
Seniors such as Stasha Pinion and Victoria Santana are given an opportunity to look at art as a career. Students such as Ada Williams, Makenna Dahlin and Garrett Rushton use art as a time to concentrate and relax while painting or sketching.
Kylie Crawford is a junior at Napavine, she's a highly skilled multimedia artist. She uses her time to create comical cartoons.
"I like art because I get to express myself and show my thought process in a piece of paper," state Crawford. "I don't have a favorite piece of my own work but my favorite art style is 1930s rubber hose style. My own style is more modern but I am trying to achieve the hose style."
Crawford has spent the last three years in art. She likes to create cartoons such as clowns, symbols and autumn patterns. She continues to grow as an artist and works hard on every piece.
Seth Harris, a junior at Napavine, spends his time making pottery. He takes his time to focus on detail and realistic aspects of a subject. His favorite thing to construct is a model of a car.
"Art is very calming," said Harris. "It challenges me, it's not something I'm used to. I've never worked with clay before but this is a nice opportunity. I like to make whatever is on my mind. I want to have skills that will enable me to recreate models of cars with clay. Especially if I could find a job that involves this form of art."
Harris is new to the pottery world, but continues to develop better skills. His favorite work is the first model he attempted to make. He has worked on other projects like recreating a human skull.
Mr. Moodenbaugh instructs the art class. He likes the fact that his students are relaxed and simply at work with their materials. He has a newer program in place where students are given separate assignments based on their skills and the class they choose. He has worked countless summers on forming a new course for the art students at Napavine.
The class itself is extremely unique and refined. Mr. Moodenbaugh was a newer teacher but over the past three years, he has given students countless opportunities and offered guidance. He's an artist himself and constructs his own pieces alongside his students. The students, staff and parents in Napavine's community would like to thank Moodenbaugh for all of his hard work and time dedicated to the school.