Dakota Prado is a senior at Manitou Springs High School. His art piece, Bear In Japan, was created his sophomore year. He has taken every art class available at MSHS and has used various forms of art media. Painting is his favorite medium. He has also been involved in a volunteering program called Concrete Couch: a creative construction organization that donates art work to the city of Manitou Springs. The biggest and most recent project that he has worked on with Concrete Couch is the Soda Springs Park Pavilion. There, they welded metal pieces to create artistic fences.
Amanda N. is an artist and photographer. She ideally wants to take photos and create videos of travel destinations all over the world because of her huge interest in exploring other people’s cultures and sharing them through photography. Since Amanda is so busy with clubs, she rarely has free time, but when she does she likes to spend it hiking.
Ryan S. started experimenting with photography in the summer of 2016. He mostly enjoys landscape photography, such as pictures of buildings and mountains. His least favorite type of photography is selfies. Overall, photography is one of his main passions. “[Photography] has a good way of saving memories,” he said.