By Jackie Osorio, Jazmin Olea and Karla Perez
Opportunities like scholarship money, discovering new talents, and gaining a respect for art are all possibilities of joining classes like Art as well as Mixed Media and Design, according to the teacher and students we interviewed
“Art brings out my creative side. It is kind of this class where you don’t have to think about a lot of things. You just work and it is whatever comes to your mind, and you just put it on paper and it is such freedom,” says Junior Rebecca Becze, who is in the Intermediate Art class.
Becze has been to the Center of the Arts, Escondido, and she enjoys seeing art that people have created with their own mind and hands.
Becze has seen most people’s work from local residents or people from around the world by the power of online social media which is really amazing. According to her it is a great way to find new artist and see their work through technology.
Becze enjoys seeing the arts and is really glad she joined a class that lets her get in touch with her creative side and show others how she expresses herself.
“My favorite thing about art is that you get to express yourself creatively,” said Freshmen Leila Carranza.
Carranza, a Design and Mixed Media student, decided to join art because she wanted to try something new that was out of her comfort zone, and she thinks that other people should join because students are able to express themselves and the class overall is fun as well.
Leanne Glassett, Mixed Media & Design teacher, is actively involved in students’ art and the art galleries located in downtown Escondido where artists showcase their work for the people of Escondido.
“I think students should be involved in the arts because it gives them an opportunity to explore new things and to be creative,” Glasset said.
There are two different art classes offered, Intermediate Mixed Media and Design as well as Beginners Mixed Media and Design. After school art club is offered to those who are interested.
The art class room 802 is where all the students get in touch with their creative side and learn about the arts and the design mixed media.