The art show is always a popular event for the U-32 community, but most attendees never see the classroom side of the art. One popular piece from the show, titled Your Childhood will Never Die, was painted by Sam Wooliever in the Intro to Painting class, taught by Krista Dy.
“My childhood was Star Wars, and I don’t want to let go of something from childhood, and I think that most people should try not to as well,” Sam said. “I really liked (Intro to Painting); Krista actually gave us a lot of opportunities, and room to sort of do whatever we felt like doing. As long as we were painting we had a lot of freedom.”
Krista Dy said, “I think the piece is very charming. It was very interesting to watch Sam go down the path of creating this piece, because every day there would be this new character, this new sense of childhood.” Describing Sam in the classroom, Krista said. “[h]e just has the incredible level of talent, always hardworking and he was just enjoyable to have in the class.”
Sam’s advice for other aspiring painters: “Don’t give up. If you don’t like something in your painting don’t just start over, try to work with it.”