KCPS Student Artist Spotlight: Nae’Jean Shakur
For Northeast Middle School seventh grader Nae’Jean Shakur, drawing eyes has been the hardest part of learning portraiture.
“I think they have to be perfect, but they don’t,” Nae’Jean said. “Everybody isn’t actually symmetrical.”
Nae’Jean says she gets frustrated when she doesn’t know how to do something, so this portrait assignment has taught her a lot.
“I learned self-control and how to keep calm when things don’t go right,” she said.
Ben Jonte, Nae’Jean’s art teacher, says he’s seen tremendous growth from all his students as they’ve practiced drawing faces.
“I want to tell you that I’m proud of you,” he told them. “Every single one of you has gotten better.”