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Young Artist of the Week: Sophia Filsoofi, Handsworth Secondary

November 13, 2019

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photo Mike Wakefield, North Shore News

Young artist: Sophia Filsoofi, 14, Handsworth Secondary

Art teacher: Kory Bogen

Favourite art: Contemporary, drawing

Favourite artist: Banksy, Frida Kahlo

Her teacher writes:

Sophia has an extremely mature ability to use materials and processes as an artist. Her graphic figures and drawing skills are professional quality, and she can seamlessly transition between mediums with confidence. Sophia intimately understands how to use the elements and principles of art and design, and creates work that is sensitive, intelligent, and arresting. Sophia is an inspiring and hard-working student, and her talents will undoubtedly take her far as a designer and an artist.

Young Artists of the Week are selected from North Shore schools by Artists for Kids for displaying exceptional ability in their classroom artwork. For details, visit the website