Q&A: Mr. Paul Volk, Art

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Mr. Paul Volk, Art, uses a torch for one of his current art projects. Art projects made by some of his students can be found on his Weebly page, Studio117.

Kate Nowicki

Q: When and how did Studio 117 start?

A: It has been an idea in the back of my head for several years. It wasn’t until 2016 that administration allowed it to happen.

Q: How many students have gotten involved over the years?

A: Six students have been part of it. I’m hoping for more next year.

Q: How does it work?

A: Students create their own personal artwork and not only to show it on the gallery page, but also would like to sell it. They then add it to our page. As long as they have a personal email, they can sell.

Q: What kind of art is sold?

A: I have had jewelry sell at school in our galleria, but nothing yet on our website.

Q: Where does the money go?

A: All the money is the students’. No tax or fee to sell, if it sells for $25.00, they get $25.00.

Q: What do your students gain from this opportunity?

A: It’s a great opportunity to market and sell your work and become an artist. That’s the end goal.

Q: What other schools do this?

A: As far as I know, we are the only school in the country that sells our art on a site. Other schools have web-based galleries, but none sell.