Freshman Ethan Sanchez won the Warren County Schools Chromebook Art Contest for the third year in a row. That means his artwork will be used as the background image on every Chromebook in the district for the 2019-2020 school year.
Inspired by the historic Birthing Tree on Sparta Street, Sanchez painted a tree using green, blue and black while airbrushing details into the leaves. The poster also features a night sky with a moon in the corner.
“This was my first time with this type of scene and using a black background, but I like taking artistic risks,” said Sanchez. “I incorporated a Chrome sign in the center and it took me about four days to complete it.”
School system director of technology Katrina Haley said that out of 17 entries, Sanchez’s piece really stood out.
“We are extremely fortunate to have Ethan design another wonderful piece of art to use in our district,” said Haley. “His artistic talents are superior.”
Through this contest, Sanchez has previously won a Chromebook and Copic markers. This year, he will receive an iPad to use until he graduates from Warren County High School.
WCHS art teacher Amy Seber bragged that Sanchez’s artwork represents Warren County well since it’s the Nursery Capital.
“He has demonstrated good painting techniques by incorporating a range of values within the work, showcasing highlights and shadows,” said Seber. “Sanchez shows diverse textures which are evident in the grass and tree bark. He has reflected a quiet, calming scene which may help students feel a sense of calm when they open their Chromebooks to do work.”