Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Cafe Kyle

As a youth out of school for the summer, I found Fresh Grounds Experimental Art class to be a very fun and interesting asset of my break. The key to experimental art is knowing how to channel your raw creativity.

What makes experimental art different from other art classes is that you don’t even have to know how to draw! The course is exactly what the name suggests, experimenting with art. During this 11 week class we explored all kinds of art forms that people don’t normally tend to think about, such as splatter art, kinetic (moving) sculptures, (legal) street art, found art and much, much more.

One of my favorite aspects of the class was not actually the class at all, but the relationships created because of a common interest in the arts. Every Wednesday evening it was humbling for teenagers like me to work with adults twice my age and even senior citizens!

It is a great thing to have classes within the Fresh Grounds Art Program that all ages will enjoy, and i believe that Ben is a great teacher and he is doing an awesome job in choosing the program’s courses. I feel that having this class on the roster is essential to the program’s diversity and it is important to the outreach of even those who may have a lack of artistic talent but a strong creativity and will to explore the arts!

Thanks Fresh Grounds for a great summer of artful fun!