I hate Art–hate according to Google means to “feel intense or passionate dislike.” Out of all the things I could be applying for, why would I apply for classes based on something I hate? It sounds absurd, but my hate for art is why I love it.

I love the frustration you get when your painting doesn’t turn out the way you hope, being your most demanding critic, constantly striving towards perfection, and trying to be a better artist each day. Making comments about your mistakes and others who don’t see an issue is also why I love art. Studying at the League would give me the chance to learn more skills and meet and connect with people who have similar interests regardless of age.

This will give me the chance to do something I “hate” after high school since I have decided to take a gap year. During this gap year, I decided that I would take the time to develop my art skills and apply for a fine arts college. I think the League would be a great place for me to start. Hopefully, I’ll even be confident enough about my art that I’ll decide to post it on social media. My art is not inspired by a painter or an illustrator. My inspiration instead constantly changes as I grow older, but as of now, my artwork and ideas are influenced by feminist horror movies (good ones at that).

High School of Art and Design
Spielberger-Spanierman Scholarship-2021

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