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Artist of the month: Hazel Ramos says drawing comes naturally

Cesar Jimenez
Hazel Ramos, the school’s artist of the month, enjoys working with pencils and paint.

Aimee Cavazzi, the school’s art teacher, chose Hazel Ramos as artist of the month.Her symbols were well thought-out and skillfully drawn,” Ms. Cavazzi said. “Her colors were vibrant and very neatly drawn in and she took the assignment to the next level.”

Hazel shares her thoughts on art below:

How long have you been creating art? 

I started when I was 6 years old but I don’t think I got good until the 6th grade. 

What inspires you to create art? 

It comforts me after a hard day, it allows me to escape from everything around me.

Are there any artists from the past or today who inspire you? Explain. 

My aunt inspires me because she is also an artist; when you enter her home you can see all her paintings.

How does creating art make you feel? Explain. 

It makes me feel happy and allows me to let go of all my fears and worries. 

Who are your favorite artists? Why? 

I really enjoy Pablo Picasso’s work. It’s so amazing. As well as Bob Ross because he’s so cool and draws so effortlessly. 

When it comes to art, what is your preferred tool?  Explain.

I prefer to use pencils but I also paint.

Did you learn how to draw? Or did you just always know how? 

Drawing came to me naturally. My family said that it’s my true talent. 

What would you say is your general skill range? 

My range is very good and I’m able to see the vision. 

Is there anything you have trouble with in the world of art? 

I have trouble with realistic drawing; however, I have improved my work. I was even able to draw Steve from Vampire Diaries. 

What is something you see other artists do that you dislike? 

No critiques; everyone’s art is unique. 

Are you considering pursuing art as a career or would you prefer doing it as a hobby?

At first, it was a hobby but my family told me to make it my career; however, I am very interested in forensics. I’d love to be given the chance to do both things. I’ve also tried fashion designs by putting graphic designs onto jeans.

What piece of art that you’ve done, do you like the most? Why do you like it? What is the message? 

After my grandma passed, I made a realistic drawing of her; it looked exactly like her when I was done. It may not be my best work but it means the world to me.

What do your drawings/paintings/artwork mean to you? To others? Explain.

To my family, it’s a possible future career I can pursue. As well my art is filled with my love and is extraordinary. 



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Cesar Jimenez
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Cesar Jimenez has been selected as a Press Pass NYC fellow for the 2024-2025 school year and a CLARIFY news intern for City Limits this summer. He hopes to become Valedictorian.

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