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Art Club members celebrate the season with Inktober and pumpkin carving

Nicole Dong
Lana Coggins and Wyatt Braun discuss the Inktober challenge of the day.

Tables are covered in waterproof tarps, ready for students to wield their carving tools. Laughter and conversations quickly fill up the art room, creating a very welcoming environment. Inside the cozy room, Art Club members gather and embrace Halloween spirit by carving out pumpkins. 

Zaina Javaid carves out a cute jack-o’-lantern. (Nicole Dong)

Students drew characters on pumpkins from their favorite shows– featuring Jujutsu Kaisen and Attack on Titan. Among the collection of expressive fall squash was an emotive face with up and down eyebrows created by Zaina Javaid. “I went for an awkward kind of pumpkin because I thought it looked cute,” said Javaid.

The Art Club also dedicated the month to Inktober, a month-long art challenge where artists created daily drawings based on the prompts throughout October. Artists are encouraged to use ink for each drawing prompt and then post it online with the hashtag #inktober2023 and #inktober to share with a broad community of artists.

This annual challenge encourages creativity and individual expression. While the challenge involves ink drawings, artists are not obligated to follow the rules. Artists may combine prompts, skip prompts, and use different mediums. Art Club members take on this challenge– meeting multiple times through October to complete a prompt. 

Chinaza Dike creatively combined 2 Inktober themes for one drawing. (Nicole Dong)

Chinaza Dike creatively combined 2 Inktober themes for one drawing.

“I decided to combine the themes Golden and Map because they evoked the idea of a pirate,” said Dike. 

The Art Club has new artistic endeavors lined up for the winter months. The growing club meets in Mr. Leone’s room and welcomes new members to join any time. 






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