By Scarlett Cardenas
Aira Villalobos, advisor of the EHS Art Club for nine years, explains how art club encourages students to find their artistic and creative sides and helps them improve their artistic skills while also meeting other students interested in visual art.
“Being an art club member is a great opportunity to meet other people who are interested in art and collaborate with the California Center for the Arts. It provides a great opportunity to be an active community member and learn new techniques and skills in art making,” said Villalobos.
Whether art is a passion or just a hobby, art club teaches students who are or aren’t enrolled in art class new artistic techniques and skills and incorporates them at events inside and outside of school to showcase their artistic talents outside of school.
“Art club is in charge of the Pumpkin Fest face paint, face paint for the Fourth of July at the California Center for the Arts, and the face paint and the crafts for the Dia De Los Muertos celebration, the Winter Fest at the Center for the Arts and the annual Fall Window Painting,” said Villalobos.
Art club teaches students who find an interest in visual arts to be a better artist and to express themselves with their pieces of work. Whether or not they are good at it, they can learn new skills and meet other artists with similar interests.
“Art club has shown me how many people at school are interested in art. Its given me a space to express myself and has made me appreciate EHS even more,” said Junior Maxine Yang, Art Club member for two years.
Art club is a place where artists can feel free to express themselves while also learning new techniques and skills. It’s a friendly atmosphere where all artists are welcome.