Art Spotlight- Dakota Angelovic

Madeline Sandstrum, Staff Writer

A quiet individual who is skilled in the math and science areas, Dakota Angelovic is a sophomore here at Centennial who is also taking Art 2 this semester. His focus and attention to detail can easily be seen in his work, and likewise with his class work as well since he is also taking advanced classes within the math, science, and social studies areas.

“Because of my math teacher [Marie Strickland], she asked me to try to go for the advanced classes,” said Angelovic. “I continued advanced math in eighth grade, my social studies and science teacher talked about advanced classes so you can skip biology [and take] physics or chemistry right away, and you can go into Pre AP World Studies for social studies.”

Throughout his school life, Angelovic drew, which naturally attracted him toward Art 1 and now Art 2. “He is pushing himself in terms of what he is actually drawing,” said art teacher Michael Grubar. “He tends to take a little bit more time, but he works all class period.”

Angelovic agrees with the time part as well.

“One of the hardest things is trying to manage time [and] to not try and take an overambitious task so you can compete it on time,” he said. “[But] after all the trials and hard work you put into it, to be able to just lay it down and see the final product… it’s just really fun to see how all your hard work turned out.”

Angelovic plans on looking into taking Studio Art his senior year, since he’s already scheduled for classes his junior year. As a kid, he wanted to be an artist, but over time he became more realistic of the fact that even good artists can’t make all that much. He does plan to go to college and become either a science or math teacher after he graduates, however.

One thing that Angelovic loves best about art and taking the class is, “It’s fun to be in the environment where people like to draw, so they can give you some pointers, you can give them some pointers, or you can collaborate.”