Art focus: Art.
Art classes you've taken: Drawing I, Painting I and II, artist books, pottery and advanced art portfolio.
Adviser nomination: Mariah has navigated her way through numerous art classes at Brainerd High School and has done phenomenal work in each one. Her very advanced skills allow her to concentrate on creativity, style and quality work. Mariah is also very generous in sharing time, techniques and ideas with peers. She gets along well with staff and peers alike. Mariah has a style all her own that is recognized throughout BHS. She is already quite an accomplished caricature artist.
Brainerd High School senior Mariah Warwas worked Monday on her self portrait in her advanced art portfolio class. Brainerd Dispatch/Jennifer Stockinger» Purchase reprints of this photo.
Art medium you enjoy most and why: I really like ink-pen art because it has a darker look. There are so many different ways to shade and it always looks fresh and you can add things to it in a fun way.
What's your artist style: I've been trying to figure that one out myself ... I focus more on abstract art. I'm a caricature artist and that's abstract. I did caricatures this past summer at Paul Bunyanland. Caricatures are one of my specialties, but it's not the only type of art that I like to do. I became interested in creating caricatures when I was in seventh grade in Buffalo. I took an exploratory class that was a one-day field trip and the art teacher taught us how to do them. It clicked and I loved doing them.
Goal of your artwork: I want to learn how to do more computer art. I've mainly just done visual art, but I want to do more on the computer to do more accurate designs for commercial work.
Dream job: My dream job was to always be a fashion designer, but there are so few jobs in that. So I want to be a graphic designer or an interior designer. I'm hoping to go to the University of Wisconsin-Stout to major in graphic design.
Least favorite subject: Mathematics.
Artist most admired: Vincent Van Gogh.
Worst horror flick ever: The Saw movies.
Last concert/performance you attended: This summer I went to the ComedySportz Comedy Club in uptown Minneapolis for an improv performance.
Favorite TV program: Fashion Runway.
Favorite book: The Twilight series.
Favorite song: Heart Shaped Box by Nirvana.
Favorite food: Grilled T-bone with mushrooms.
Favorite pastime: Shopping.
Parents: Stephanie and Terry Warwas of Baxter.
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