Story by Drake MacFarlane -- Staff Writer / Student
Photo by by David Flam
Oregon City High School's Art Club has begun with a cacophony of artistic exploration, inclusivity and snacks. Meeting every Thursday at 3:00pm in E115, Art Club has devoted this year to giving the “opportunity for [all] students to participate in artistic endeavors,” as club advisor Nicholas Liebrecht said.
This is the fifth year of Art Club in OCHS, and Liebrecht has grand plans for it. The basic goals of the Art Club are to host at least one art show, revive Art Awareness Week in the spring, and allow “the agenda of the year to be flexible for art students’ interests,” said Liebrecht.
Newcomers need not be afraid of joining. “Art Club exists for the super new, tentative, art student,” said Liebrecht, “as much as it does for the ‘art jock’ who has taken every art class.”
Art Club also serves as a venue for those who do not normally have the time for artistic creativity. Enrique Solana, a member for two years, said “As an artist, [the Art Club] gives me the time to do the art that I want to, hanging around with cool people.”
“Art club’s environment gives us the chance to experience art magic,” said three year member Miranda Grocki.
One of the many perks of joining and participating in Art Club are its many spontaneous art projects. For example, last week’s meeting involved creating clay jack o’ lanterns.
An attraction for many are its weekly snacks, provided by Liebrecht.
According to Emily Rodway, meetings are “fun, messy and have really good snacks.”
In the end Liebrecht said, “A lot of people think of the kind of person who goes to art club as the oddball, weirdo, outcast; and those people are totally right.”