Inside Scoop on Varsity Art: L. Kahn

By: Brady Furlich

Lauren Kahn City Print

Admit it. Everyone is at least a little intimidated by the students who nearly live in the Varsity Art room. Most of the time, you hear loud rock music and if you by chance peer in, there’s no saying what you’ll get a glimpse of. To calm your fears, Retrospect has decided to interview Varsity Art students to give a face to the names you see above their artwork!

Up first is senior Lauren Kahn. This year is her second year in Varsity Art, and she was kind enough to answer a few questions!


  1. What’s your favorite medium to work in?

INK! I loveeee printmaking. Especially drypoint etching. (see city print)


  1. What’s one of your favorite pieces?

My crazy giant Kraken etching I did sophomore year…it was definitely a challenge (it took me about 2 months to complete, inside and outside of class!)


  1. What’s the best part of making artwork?

It relaxes me. You can create something from nothing! It’s like writing, in terms of that its a great way to express yourself and how you see things, but in a totally different way.


  1. What’s the worst part of making art?

Sometimes like how you’re at a loss for words or can’t exactly get out what you’re trying to say, artwork never turns out exactly how you visualized it, which can be somewhat frustrating.


  1. Who is the artist who inspires you the most?

I know its cliche but I’ve always been in love Van Gogh…but one of my current favorites is L.S. Lowry.


  1. Can you describe a Varsity Art class?

Varsity Art is indescribable…we’re a big family! And we listen to a lot of the Smiths.