This week’s alumna post is from Niki Oakes, Wisdom High School graduate from 2015. While at Wisdom, Niki was a GT Art student and a dedicated member of the art club. She is currently studying New Media at University of Maine, Orono.
Art has effected not only my overall education, but my life in general. Art is a way for people to express themselves, and I’m not just talking about “professional artists”. I think it’s essential that everyone learns the basics of art, and more importantly how to use art to express themselves. Ways I used art to express myself in my high school was creating various different characters purely from my imagination and making them come to life through my art.
Now that I’m in college, I can’t express enough how much I miss high school art. Enjoy it while it lasts because if you don’t like it now and you have to take art in college (which you most likely will) you will struggle SO much. I have been able to make some more fun designs in my New Media class.