"Happy Days" by Carol Ann McClendon

Artist/ Designer:

This piece depicts the role of women in the 50’s, the Happy Days. During that time period, women were faced with unrealistic expectations to be beautiful housewives. I decided to combine 2 source photos to show how women had to look perfect while doing all of the housework and tending to their husbands and children. I decided to use colored pencil for this piece because it is very precise, so I thought it could relate to the perfect stereotype of women in the 50’s.

Carol Ann McClendon, Class of 2022

AP Studio Art and Design: Sustained Investigation


  • Drawing - Color