Artists Collaborate in new club



A recent piece being worked on by the collaboritive art club

What’s better than one artist? Several artists, of course. This sentiment was shared by the newly formed Collaborative Art Club which aims to unite artists through shared interests and artwork.

“I really wanted to start a club because I wasn’t interested in any of them that already existed,” said club founder Samantha Hamrick. “I like drawing and it was the first thing that caught my eye. I was like, ‘why don’t we just all color on a poster board?’”

Since the club was founded in 2022, it has been filled with plenty of artists and non-artists alike who all enjoy the club’s laid-back environment and sense of community.

“It’s very fun,” said Sophomore Olayimika Akande. “If you like good music and drawing with friends, you should join it, or if you just need a place to hang out with your friends.” 



Science teacher Richard Wood has stepped up by becoming the club’s sponsor after one of his students was interested in the club.

“I see a lot of value in student clubs in general, and I think that art has a lot of value,” said Wood. “It’s been great so far. We produced a lot of small art pieces and of course we’ve gotten to know each other and build some community.”

This club plans to continue into next year and is interested in gathering more members.

“It’s a great place where I think anybody could come and have a good time,” said Hamrick.

The Collaborative Art Club meets on B-rotation and decorates a poster over the course of 3-4 meetings. If you are interested in learning more or joining this club feel free to email Mr. Wood here